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Thank you for supporting the development of Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s Archaeology and History Complex, a unique site that preserves and showcases a rich historical and archaeological heritage. Donating means supporting Pointe-à-Callière’s efforts, furthering its growth, and extending its reach, making this exceptional site even more accessible to the greatest possible number of people.

Pointe-à-Callière for all

A world of possibility for all youth

This year, Pointe-à-Callière’s teams are undertaking an all-new project that aims to further increase accessibility to the Museum and make it a responsive and engaging discovery space for all young people: Pointe-à-Callière for all.

The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation is encouraging you to play a role in the fulfilment of this important initiative by donating to its annual campaign for 2023-2024.

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What is Pointe-à-Callière for all ?
Pointe-à-Callière for all is a sensitive mediation program developed with the objective of facilitating access and visits to the Museum for young people with specific needs - for example, a young person with a physical or intellectual disability, or a child on the autism spectrum or with a developmental disorder.

Contributions to the campaign will allow us to carry out the first stages of this program:
• Develop tools for parents of children with specific needs who want to visit Pointe-à-Callière.
• Offer training to Museum guides and reception staff.
• Create new activities that meet the specific needs of the young people targeted by this program.

Why is it important?
Contact with culture at a young age has an undeniable positive impact: it arouses curiosity, stimulates creativity, encourages socialization, promotes harmonious coexistence, and fosters a feeling of belonging to one’s community. With Pointe-à-Callière for all, the team is seeking to give all young people a chance to experience the Museum, make it their own, and feel the energy of the space.

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A simple and effective way to support Pointe-à-Callière's mission

In choosing to split your donation into twelve equal instalments, you will provide the Foundation with a stable and foreseeable source of revenue. More and more donors are opting to make 12 equal donations rather than just one larger lump sum donation once a year. This easy-to-plan form of support has a significant impact on the beneficiary. Your donation will be a great asset for the teams at the Museum and the Foundation. Thank you!


Support your Museum

By donating to Pointe-à-Callière, you help the Museum further its development, demonstrate your confidence in us, and encourage our teams to continue their work. Lastly, you ensure the preservation of this unique site—and access to it—for current and future generations. Your support makes a real difference.


Make a difference for the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex

Through the support of its donors, over time, Pointe-à-Callière has been able to develop and grow, extend its reach, and welcome thousands of visitors, year after year. Thank you for giving the Museum the opportunity to go even further in fulfilling its mission.


Share the history of Montréal

Want to support projects that shine a spotlight on the history of Montréal and its inhabitants? The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation encourages you to contribute to the Montréal History Fund, a new endowment fund whose revenue will be entirely dedicated to supporting initiatives that showcase the city’s history. You can thereby have a hand in the presentation of an exhibition or a lecture, the production of a podcast, the publication of a book, and much more.


Support the Museum’s education and outreach projects

The Francine Lelièvre Education Fund was launched in 2022 with a goal of furthering the philanthropic and social commitments of the Museum’s founder and former Executive Director, Francine Lelièvre. Donations to the fund serve to finance education and outreach projects initiated by the Museum’s teams.

In 2023, contributions to the fund will allow for the renewal of Nous sommes Montréal, a unique project that gives high school students—including several in francization classes—the chance to take part in the publication of a collection of works inspired by their visit to Pointe-à-Callière. In donating to the fund, you help us actualize values to which we are deeply committed: promoting the merits of education and of access to culture for one and all.


Interesting tax benefits, a major impact for Pointe-à-Callière

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).

The following form will allow you to transfer shares and securities listed on the stock exchange to the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation.

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.

A donation in honour of a loved one

An in memoriam donation 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.


Contribute to enriching Pointe-à-Callière's collections

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 the Collections Archivist at Pointe-à-Callière, by email or by phone at 514-868-5679.

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!

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