Centregens mainly has a financial support provided by the CISSS-ME (Centre Intégré des Services de Santé et Services Sociaux Montérégie Est) and the PSOC (Programme de Soutien aux Organismes Communautaires). In 2019 we have received a grant from the Programme d’Action Communautaire de la Ville de Longueuil. This subsidy was allocated to us to produce the recipe book of Francine, our cook. The third edition of Centregens a du talent, our benefit show, took place on May 2019. It was a success : artists members and Karine Gardner (author, compositor and performer) touched our hearts and our soul. This show proved to people that you can overcome your fears, your doubts and your anxiety even with mental illness. Our first Diner Spaghetti took place on June 15th 2018. More than 90 persons came to this fundraising. People often like the meal as much as the atmosphere ! Our first Bingo Spaghetti took place on September 14th 2018 at the Centre le Trait-d'Union in Longueuil. This was a financing idea proposed by the fundraising committee. Another success ! We gave more than 25 prizes for a value between 75$ and 150$.
Moisson Rive-Sud is a major partner for our organism. Thanks to this program, we can offer free meals to our members, and a weekly food distribution for only 2$/person. Équijustice send us young adults to take part in community work. Last year, 15 young adults worked with us for a total of 1 274 hours. There has been an increase of 51%. Each year, we welcome several interns from the following Universities and Cegeps : Montreal University, Old-Montreal Cegep, Sorel-Tracy Cegep, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Cegep, Dawson College, Maisonneuve College. They're a great help to us every year ! With the help of Service Canada and Emploi Québec and their financial support, we are able to reduce some costs linked with human resources.
In 2019, the donation of the Francoeur fondation allowed us to buy chairs, tables, 2 sofas, 2 computers, a freezer and blinds. We were also given a donation from the Bell Cause pour la cause fondation in order to assist two new artistic members within the scope of Centregens a du talent. This donation also allows the choir to sing in different long-term care facilities. Alternative Centregens receives many donations from various donators from the political parties of Longueuil. We also receive donation from members of the community. Moreover, we received gifts from different companies. This allows us to offer Christmas baskets, gifts and presence prizes to our members during our fundraising and our thematic parties. Our generous donators :
- Pierre Nantel, NPD deputy
- Gaétan Barrette, Minister of health and social services
- Moisson Rive-Sud
- Sylvie Parent, Mayor of Longueuil
- Yves Rocher
- Club Piscine de Brossard
- Théâtre de la ville de Longueuil
- Tigre Géant de Longueuil
- Zoo de Granby