Centre-Sud

  • 31,000 people
  • 3rd step in process
  • $533,465

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

Mouvement Courtepointe

The Mouvement Courtepointe is helping to collectively build a neighbourhood's history. The movement works on two priority areas: Living Conditions and Community Life.  

Summer 2018 Read more

“Living” priority area: Kick-off of the PPU des Faubourgs

In direct connection with the “LIVING” priority area in the Centre-Sud neighbourhood plan, the Programme particulier d'urbanisme (PPU) des Faubourg is echoing the collective work done to redevelop this sector, which includes the heart of the Centre-Sud neighbourhood, Gay Village, approaches of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, and bank of the St. Lawrence River. With the help of architectural firm Rayside Labossière, the CDC Centre-Sud will coordinate a support committee of a variety of engaged stakeholders who are representative of the neighbourhood. Photo: Coalition montréalaise des Tables de quartier.

June 11, 2018 Read the release

Eat better 3.0

Three key projects are reinforcing each other to create a food system that helps the entire community get access to enough healthy food.

Winter 2018 Read more

The collective actions presented to residents


This project is the result of 18 months of collective work and reflection on the new strategic planning for the Table de développement social Centre-Sud.  

December 2017 Learn more

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

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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

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Mouvement Courtepointe

The Mouvement Courtepointe grew out of the community’s willingness to take ownership of its history by creating unique encounters between residents and members of agencies based in the territory.

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Eat Better 3.0

Three key projects are reinforcing each other to create a food system that helps the entire community get access to enough healthy food.

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4 Paths to Collective Action

This project is the result of 18 months of collective work and reflection for the new strategic planning of the neighbourhood roundtable.

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