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Centraide: The clock is ticking!

Concordia’s 2023 campaign now officially ends November 23 and there are still lots of opportunities to give
November 14, 2023

Two women posing for a photo while serving pasta Volunteers, including Marian Pinsky and Princess Symonds, helped serve some 115 hungry Concordians and raise over $2,000 at the Sir George Williams Pasta Lunch on November 1.

The university community keeps finding ways to contribute to Concordia’s Centraide 2023 Campaign. The university’s campaign now officially closes November 23, so there is still time — and plenty of options — to help make a difference.

Bake sales, pasta lunches, Mount Royal nature walks, potlucks, raffle tickets, Bingo, a Pet Photo Contest, Comedy for a Cause — these and other creative ideas are helping to raise funds for Centraide of Greater Montreal.

Centraide’s efforts support 375 agencies and projects and more than 800,000 Montrealers.

The need is certainly there. As Centraide reports, in Montreal:

  • 315,000 people live in poverty
  • 28% of renters spend more than 30% of their income on housing
  • 300,000 people receive food assistance every month

Concordia’s 2023 Centraide Campaign goal is $200,000. The total funds raised will be announced at the Centraide Closing Event at the SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation in LB 145 on November 29, 10:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Concordia President Graham Carr will be on hand, and the raffle winners and top three most adorable furry companions from the Pet Photo Contest will also be announced.

Ways to participate

Raffle tickets

  • Available at various locations throughout the campuses, or email for more information
  • 1 for $5, 3 for $10, 7 for $20
  • Prizes include:
    • Apple iPad
    • Earphones
    • Bota Bota gift card
    • Liverpool House gift card

Winners will be announced at the Campaign Closing Event, November 29

Centraide Pet Photo Contest

November 17: Faculty of Arts and Science Centraide BINGO at Loyola

  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • AD 311
  • $10 for 3 cards

November 29: Centraide Campaign Closing Event

  • Announcement of total funds raised this year, raffle ticket winners and top three pets from the Pet Photo Contest
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation, LB 145

November 30: Comedy for a Cause

  • Headliner: John Roy, who’s appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan and The Late Late Show
  • 8 p.m.
  • The Comedy Nest, 2313 Ste. Catherine St. W. (Pepsi Forum), 3rd floor
  • $15, open to those 18 or older from the Concordia community along with their friends and family

Other events are being organized through departments and faculties. Visit the Concordia Centraide 2023 Campaign website for news and event updates.

Of course, it’s still important to consider making a tax-deductible contribution or increasing your previous campaign donation.

Pledge your gift to Centraide today. Online giving is secure and easy. Look for the giving link in your email inbox from every Thursday until November 23.

For more information or to volunteer, contact

See the impact of giving through payroll deduction.

Learn more about Concordia’s Centraide 2023 Campaign.

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