The committee on agency relations and funding allocation (Comité d’allocation et des relations avec les organismes – CARO) is made up of experienced and dedicated volunteers from various professional backgrounds, divided into teams, who share the work of reviewing applications, visiting agencies and making recommendations to the board of directors. Every year, the members of the review teams do an excellent job, putting in nearly 50 hours as they work on their reports.
CARO’s role is to make recommendations to the board of directors so that the proceeds of the fundraising campaign will be distributed as wisely as possible, according to strict criteria. It is the board that determines the amount allocated to each agency.
In 2017-2018, CARO was chaired by board member Jonathan Binet; the other committee members were Fatou Hadja Barry, Yves Chaussé, Samia Ferchichi, Paul-Rodrigue Fomi, Lucie Gauvreau, Catherine Gilbert, Danielle Gilbert, Ella Desiree Izere, Denis Ladouceur, Anik Lambert, Dorothée Langlois, Annie Lesage, Carmen Thibault , Gabrielle Perras, Émilie Charron-Pilotte, Julie Renaud, Marie-Ève Rouleau, Roseline Roy, Martin St-Jean and Jacques Taky, plus two staff members: Marie-Ève Gratton and Jennifer Page.