Fighting Poverty

Here are the three charity finalists who were drawn at random:

TYNDALE ST-GEORGES COMMUNITY CENTRE

JE PASSE-PARTOUT

03 ON OUR OWN

Please scroll down to learn more about each of the finalists.

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Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre

Since 1927, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre has provided empowering educational programming for residents of Little Burgundy from birth through adulthood. Two thirds of children and youth live below the poverty line in this neighbourhood. Its major programs include early youth development programs, after-school programs, camps, its youth co-op and its pre-employment program for adults.

Annual revenue:  $1,776,537.00

Years in operation: 95 years

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Je Passe-partout

Since 1992, Je Passe-partout has been promoting the academic success of elementary and secondary school students in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, one of Montreal's poorest neighbourhoods. Their programs promote school success by helping students who are having trouble with their schoolwork and support their parents. Activities include homework workshops in schools, at-home personalized parental support, academic support with computer projects at school and at home.

Annual revenue:  $1,135,016.00

Years in operation:  30 years

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03 on our Own

On Our Own (O3) is a Montreal-based non-profit that offers support services and transitional housing to young, vulnerable parents and their children. During their time at O3, families are supported on their journey to build a better future for their children and themselves. With the assistance of the staff at 03, residents work on goals relating to parenting, financial literacy, education and career, mental health, healthy relationships, and healthy living.

Annual revenue:  $643 536.00

Years in operation:  10 years