Building on the Past

Montreal is a city that is enriched by the strength and diversity of its multi-cultural mosaic. It is a city whose demographics have undergone considerable change over the years, creating whole new sets of needs for its various constituents. Furthermore, Montreal is a city in which the fastpaced rhythms and rigours of life and the broader context of diminishing budgets are also presenting individuals with an ever-growing spectrum of daunting challenges.

Since first establishing their roots in Montreal during the 18th century, the members of the city’s English-speaking Catholic community have dedicated themselves to offering care and compassion to those in need. This commitment gave birth to a host of educational, health and social service institutions. Not only have these groups and organizations represented the changing identity of the city’s English-speaking Catholic population, but through their devotion to service and their outreach to the broader community at large, they have made an invaluable contribution to the lives and well-being of individuals from all religious, cultural and social backgrounds.

Focused on the Future

Just as times change, organizations and groups must change with them. Today, to continue this work and to better provide a wide-range of services to the most people possible, the 21st Century Catholic Community Campaign was created to bring together three key organizations with a common cause and shared commitment - the Foundation of Catholic Community Services, Pillars Trust Fund and the Father Dowd Foundation.

These groups are coming together in a major fundraising effort to revitalize Montreal’s English-speaking Catholic community and to set the stage for improved efficiency and co-operation going forward to more effectively provide support for youth, young adults, families and seniors. The target of the campaign is $7.5 million.

Great Work is Being Done by the 21CCC Thanks to Our Many Supporters!


A. Lassonde Inc
BNP Stratégies
Manulife Financial
Anonymous Corporation
St-Pierre & Associés


St. Patrick's Foundation
St. Patrick's Society of Montreal
The Penny and Gorden Echenberg Family Foundation
The Foundation of Greater Montreal
Zeller Family Foundation


Congregation Notre Dame
Franciscaines Missionnaires de L'Immaculée-Conception
Grey Nuns of Montreal
Les Prêtres de Saint-Sulpice de Montréal
Les Soeurs de la Présentation de Marie de Québec
Les Religieuses Hospitalières de St-Joseph

Society of The Sacred Heart
Soeurs de la Providence
Les Soeurs de Sainte-Anne Du Québec
St. Edward the Confessor Mission
St. John Fisher Parish
St. Kevin's Church


Over 600 individual donors