Centre-Sud

  • 31,000 people
  • 1st step in process
  • $75,000

About Centre-Sud

Where residents have a voice

Right beside downtown Montreal, the Centre-Sud neighbourhood shares many social issues with the city centre, such as homelessness and its associated realities (mental health problems, substance abuse, etc.). These problems directly affect residents’ quality of life and feeling of safety. The defining characteristic of the neighbourhood is a high concentration of poverty, particularly for families. However, everyone is looking for solutions. Thanks to a powerful community tradition, this neighbourhood is helping citizens raise their voices to define the changes they want for better housing, food, jobs, education, development and collective life. This is how the Centre-Sud will become a place where people and families want to stay.

Progress

  1. Involvement
    and exploration
  2. Idea turned
    into action
  3. Implementation
    and experiments
  4. Initiative
    scale-up
  5. Support
    and renewal
  1. Involvement
    and exploration
  2. Idea turned
    into action
  3. Implementation
    and experiments
  4. Initiative
    scale-up
  5. Support
    and renewal

Timeline

One more step on the path to change

In the following priority areas: eating, living, working, studying, developing, and living together.

Summer 2017 Learn more (In French only)

The neighbourhood is on the road to change

2017-02-08-chemin-du-changement

Winter & Spring 2017

Public meeting

Building the future of Centre-Sud today! Work is ongoing to get the new strategic plan ready by the spring.

February 8, 2017 Learn more (in French only):

Forum social Centre-Sud

This forum is a response to the work of the four working committees created in June. About 20 collective projects are targeted for inclusion in the strategic planning.

November 27, 2016 Learn more (in French only):

Working committees created

Working committees are created to spark ideas that will support the new strategic planning:

  1. Living conditions
  2. Community life
  3. Food needs
  4. Work, education and personal development

June 2016

Measuring progress right from the start

The neighbourhood receives support from Dynamo (French website) to implement a participatory evaluation process. Neighbourhood stakeholders can adjust actions as needed and better communicate results related to reducing poverty and social exclusion.

May 2016

Centre-Sud is chosen

Centre-Sud is chosen to receive intensive CIP support to continue and enhance its collective action. The neighbourhood wants to get everyone involved in collective action; foster the creativity, commitment and know-how of agencies in the field; and make sound and sustained investments in initiatives that meet people’s needs.

March 2016