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Forces of Change: A case competition for a cause

Every year the Garnet Key Society organizes a community project that benefits Concordia and/or the Montreal community. This year, the 58th Garnet Key Society is organizing a case competition for a cause in collaboration with Advancement and Alumni Relations.

This case competition is aimed at promoting inter-faculty networking and to encourage students to share their ideas regarding the issues that are of critical importance to Concordia University. Additionally, to benefit the Montreal community, prize money will be donated to Montreal-based charitable organizations selected by and on behalf of the winning groups.

Case competition

No background knowledge is required for participation in this case competition. Concordia students, undergraduate or graduate, from all disciplines are welcomed to join.

The groups will be made up of 4 students from at least 2 different faculties. Students will have 3 hours to work on the case and will be provided with a facilitator for the first hour.


After a one-hour break participants will be invited to the presentation room where each group has 10 minutes to present their solutions. To provide networking opportunities cocktail will be served after the presentations.


The evaluation will be based on votes by the judges and the audience. The vote of the judges will weigh slightly more than that of the audience. Voting is performed following the cocktail.


Winners will have the opportunity to donate prize money to a Montreal-based charitable organization of their choice from a variety of options listed below.

Time, Date and Location

Date: Friday, March 4th, 2016
Time: The case competition will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. The presentations will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m..
Location: Concordia University, Assigned study rooms at Grey Nuns building, 1190 Rue Guy
Location: Concordia University, Grey Nuns building, Room E-104

Registration forms

To be selected as one of the 24 participants of the Forces of Change case competition or to register for the event email us at:

Info Booth

Info booths will be held on the following dates and locations for more information.

  • January 26th, from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Vanier Library, on Loyola campus
  • January 29th, from 1 pm to 4 pm at John Molson School of Business
Contact info

(514) 848-2424, ext 4828


Office of the President and Advancement and Alumni Relations



List of charity organizations   

Action Center Foundation for physically disabled individuals: The action center is aimed to facilitate members in re-integrating back into their communities, to give back to their community to the best of their ability; to create public awareness of the needs of the physically challenged, and to advocate and to be the role models for other people with disabilities and for groups across Canada and throughout the World.


Alzheimer’s Society of Montreal: The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure. Since 1978, we've been dedicated to providing help for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their caregivers.


Dans La Rue: Dans La Rue is a Montreal organization serving the youth on the street by providing meals, a warm bed, help integrating into the work place and several other services.


Foundation for Montreal addiction rehabilitation Center: In order to help the users in their rehabilitation process, Foundation has for mission to improve their life conditions and the services offered at the Montreal's addiction rehabilitation Center – University Institute. First and foremost, the Foundation is here to contribute to the user’s greater welfare and more precisely to the children, teenagers and young adults. The Foundation’s priority is to make sure that everybody suffering from gambling, drug or alcohol addiction or those who are indirectly touched by this issue, will have a free access to good rehabilitations services.


Kids Helping Kids: An organization founded by 11 year old Brianna McLeod of Montreal that helps raise money for various charities that work to benefit children.


McGill University Health Center foundation: Founded in 1998, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation exists to fund patient care and research across the MUHC and support the institution’s teaching mandate. Firmly committed to making a difference in patients’ lives, MUHC foundation plays a pivotal role in supporting exceptional programs, purchasing leading medical equipment, fostering ground-breaking research, and ensuring the highest level of teaching offered at their constituent hospitals.


Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation: This Montreal-based foundation helps raise funds to purchase hospital equipment, improve patient care and research children's diseases and chronic illnesses.


Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation: The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is committed to the funding of breast cancer research, education and patient care. Their objectives include improving the survival rate of breast cancer patients, raising awareness, educating the public and promoting the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.


The Friendship Circle: The Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of children with special needs. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving.

The Friendship Circle was founded on the idea that within each person is a soul, and that soul is the same regardless of any limitations that may surround it. That regardless of whatever natural gifts we may have or lack, regardless of what obstacles and challenges we may confront, our souls are sacred and worthy of boundless love.


The Zoological Society Of Montreal: A non-profit organization which donates funds, and sometimes organizes specific events, to benefit environment conservation projects.


Welcome Hall Mission: Welcome Hall Mission actively works at reducing the poverty, loneliness and despair which are unfortunately widespread in Montreal, even if not always visible to the naked eye. To combat these persistent problems, Welcome Hall Mission works constantly among the disadvantaged. Every day of the year, it brings help, hope and compassion to thousands.


Women Aware: Founded by survivors of domestic violence, this organization is committed to making Montreal a safer place for women and their children.


Further information about Forces of Change

For all other information and how to apply, please visit Forces of Change

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