Whereas school lays the foundation for a child’s future function, Montreal Community Cares Foundation (MCCF) offers those having difficulty finding their way a companion space to belong, engage and succeed.

Because the next generation holds the key to Montreal’s future, Montreal Community Cares Foundation aims to empower youth by developing their leadership skills through programs, workshops and events, and by building bridges between communities.

Montreal Community Cares Foundation

Established in 2012, the Montreal Community Cares Foundation looks to empower our youth by developing their leadership skills through our programs, workshops, and events, and by building bridges between communities. Our youth hold the key to Montreal's future.

Our not-for-profit organization primarily helps Montrealers labeled socially vulnerable. Two ways in which we assist are through student scholarships to schools that nurture passion and by mentoring youth between the ages of 10 and 19.

Since our founding in 2012, we’ve helped more than 625 youth adopt behavior that favors confidence, discipline, and social responsibility. In fact, programs like Red Rush Basketball Leadership, MTL Goal and Life Coaching for Teens teach participants emotional intelligence, teamwork and community service.

MCCF also helps families. Montreal Community Cares & Shares celebrates the holiday season with a festive family dinner featuring singing, dancing, storytelling and gift giving. Through our seven years of toy drives, we’ve gifted over 9,750 toys at over 35 local schools and community centers.

We partner with organizations that advocate for youth and Montreal’s many communities.

A Message from the President and Founder

MCCF Founder & Executive Director Denburk Reid
"What led me to create Montreal Community Care Foundation began with neighborhood coaches, who saw my athletic ability not only as an opportunity to win trophies but as an opening to my own future. They kept me focused on my potential while traveling to tournaments expanded my worldview and reinforced my belief in my potential. Those coach-mentors really helped me craft my story of community and civic duty.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This African proverb is at the core of our organization. We want kids to feel relevant to society as early as possible so that they grow into the belief that their input shapes society. Consequently, our programs, workshops, and events recline on a proactive, youth-centered approach.

For me, civic duty is about contributing our best efforts to the advancement of society. MCCF wants as many children as possible to have this privilege.
Get to know our Basketball Leadership Program

Red Rush Basketball Leadership Program

Program Overview Red Rush is Montreal Community Cares Foundation’s summer basketball leadership and mentorship program. Thanks to Red Rush, student-athletes will stay on track, athletically and academically, throughout the summer. Red Rush provides its players with the opportunity to take their game to the next level both mentally and physically. Program Goals and Outcomes Build community engagement using a human rights approach to work with youth on leadership issues Engage youth in activities that foster leadership and effective communication Expose youth to human rights issues through specific activities Facilitate opportunities for youth to demonstrate growth and leadership
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Our Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Talent Show 2015

Cares and Shares

our holiday season dinner for families in need. In 2014, we distributed more than 3,000 toys to children at eight schools and community centres. At our holiday season dinner, positive role models share their time, stories and love as well as distribute gifts.
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Our Knowledge is Power Seminar which spoke on life skills and various other topics of importance for the development of young adults.

Life Coaching for Teens

Supporting Montreal youth in bridging the gap between where they are in their lives and where they want to be. The Montreal Community Cares Foundation’s life coaching program leverages a solution-focused, strengths-based, collaborative approach to help teens: Build skills Get perspective on issues Take committed action Achieve specific goals Working with a trained life coach, teens identify goals, design action steps and work toward reaching their goals with increasing efficiency, confidence and emotional intelligence.
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EmpowerUs is a full day of workshops and activities focused on building confidence, life skills and academic success for teenage girls in Montreal


EmpowerUs! 2016 is coming to Montreal schools this winter. It builds on the success of EmpowerUs! 2014, an event for teenage girls ages 13 to 18, held at McGill University. This year, EmpowerUs! isn’t a one-time event but rather a program that ensures teenage girls receive empowering information and messages from inspiring role models repeatedly throughout the school year.
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Domination preforming at the 2nd annual Montreal Community Cares Holiday Toy Drive and Talent show on November 29th 2014.

Dance Leadership Program

Engaging teens in leadership and team-building activities through dance. Dance Leadership Program In 2013, the Foundation began a weekly dance leadership program based at James Lyng High School. Participants learn different styles of dance while engaging in team-building activities as well as community service development.
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