2022-2023 Annual Campaign

The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation is creating a philanthropic fund to promote access to Pointe-à-Callière and further the philanthropic efforts of the Museum’s founder and former Executive Director, Francine Lelièvre.

The Francine Lelièvre Education Fund is a fundraising initiative organized by the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation with a goal of furthering the philanthropic and social commitments of the Museum’s founder and Executive Director from 1992 to 2020, Francine Lelièvre. She is honouring us by sponsoring our annual campaign for 2022-2023, which reflects the values she hopes to preserve for future generations: promoting education and access to culture.

We are reaching out to you to help us reach our goal: $250,000

The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation will lend its support to the Museum’s education and outreach projects. These projects will be developed together with teaching establishments in Montréal, throughout Québec, or elsewhere in the country. The projects benefiting from the Foundation’s financial aid will be announced at the beginning of each year.

Pedagogical and Social Objectives

In a social context that has been made more fragile by the pandemic, in which isolation has exacerbated several social challenges, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation hopes to meet several objectives with this Fund:

  • Developing of innovative educational programs that are in step with Montréal’s social and cultural issues;
  • Supporting teaching and outreach projects for students in francization classes or from less privileged environments;
  • Encouraging a spirit of sharing and community through educational activities that promote diversity and inclusion.

Every donation makes a difference, no matter the amount.

Exclusive Invitation

All donors of $100 or more will receive an exclusive invitation to a talk by Francine Lelièvre, focusing on the Museum’s 30 years of education and outreach efforts. The project to receive support from the Francine Lelièvre Education Fund in 2023 will also be announced.

A gift for you!

To thank you for your support, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation is giving the first 150 donors of $100 or more a pen bearing the Pointe-à-Callière logo.

A tax receipt will be issued for all donations of over $30. Thank you for supporting Pointe-à-Callière!

Give and receive in return!

Did you know that you get a tax credit when you give to a charitable organization like the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation? And that’s not all… when you make your first cultural donation of $5,000 or more, you will receive an additional 25% tax credit on top of the other applicable tax credits! A $5,000 donation would therefore have a net cost of just $1,340 for the donor! It pays to support culture!

See all the benefits for donors.

How to donate to the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation

  • Donate directly online.
    A simple, safe and environmentally friendly option!

  • By phone: contact us at 514 872-4643

  • By mail: mail your cheque, clearly marked with your name, to:
    Pointe-à-Callière Foundation
    350 Place Royale
    Montréal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5

Different donation options

Did you know that there are different ways to donate? The Foundation issues income tax receipts for the following kinds of donations:

A gift in memoriam is a generous gesture as a way of expressing your sympathy to family members and friends. If you would like to notify the family or a particular individual of your donation, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation can send a card in your name to the people concerned.

Download the gift in memoriam form

The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation welcomes planned gifts, both immediate and deferred, and extends its sincere thanks to donors who support Pointe-à-Callière in this way.

Immediate donations may be in the form of monetary gifts, securities (shares, bonds), charitable gift annuities, immovables and gifts in kind. Future or deferred donations may be in the form of bequests or life insurance policies (death benefit).

To help you decide on the type of gift best suited to your situation, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation recommends that you consult a professional tax advisor or financial advisor, for details on the tax rules applicable in your case.

For more information on planned giving, contact the Foundation by email or by phone at (514) 872-8431.

Download the gift in memoriam form

You can donate publicly traded shares, bonds and other securities to the Foundation. Use this form to transfer publicly traded securities to the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation.

Download the form for donating publicly traded securities

One of the Museum’s mandates is to acquire collections relating to Montréal’s history, from prehistory to the present, and to conserve, manage and display them. The Museum also acquires items related to its temporary exhibitions, and purchases and manufactures items and receives them through donations and bequests. For more information on this type of donation, contact Claudine Viens, Collections Archivist, by email or by phone at 514 872-9310.