Recognition and support for non-profit organizations (NPOs) in CDN-NDG

Last updated December 7, 2023

The borough supports certain local NPOs by formalizing the relationship through its recognition process. This relationship is based on reciprocity, whereby an exchange is fostered between your organization, which offers services to residents, and the borough, which provides the required support.

Objectives of recognition

Gaining official recognition makes it possible to secure various forms of support, based on the status conferred and the availability of resources from the borough. Support can take the following forms:

  • Administrative and bureaucratic (e.g., access to a telephone line)
  • Technical (e.g., material and equipment loans)
  • Rental (e.g., renting rooms and facilities)
  • Promotional (e.g., publication on the borough Web site)
  • Financial

Secure recognition

  1. Read the Policy on recognition and support for organizations (see below).
  2. If your organization meets the eligibility criteria set out in the policy, please complete the application form and submit it to the borough, along with the documents required to ensure that it meets the recognition criteria.
  3. A review committee will then review your application.

Policy on recognition and support (PDF)

The borough adopted this policy so as to establish clear guidelines for determining which organizations are eligible for support and what forms that support may take. In addition to explaining the basis for its adoption, the policy sets out the terms, the process and the conditions for maintaining recognition.


Submit an application

The call for applications closed on December, 2022. 

For any additional information, please contact 514 872-8156 or by email to [email protected].


An organization does not require recognition to initiate the following actions:

However, other procedures must be followed.


Terms of reference for recognized organizations

The new reference framework for recognized organizations will soon be available.