Discovering Collective Projects in Real Life

 This spring, Centraide representatives and our partners from the Steering Committee had the chance to go on discovery tours of collective projects in neighbourhoods. Organized by the project developers in the form of walking tours, these visits gave the group an up-close look at collective projects and let them chat informally about successes, challenges and areas for improvement.


 The Learning Citizenship initiative is working hard in Saint-Simon (Ahuntsic) to transform the neighbourhood. Citizens are taking back their power to act by helping to redevelop the large park in the heart of the neighbourhood! And why not keep going with the Chabanel industrial sector?


 The Citizen Space at the future Bordeaux-Cartierville community centre will be friendly, welcoming and inclusive. At this space, people can do things like hang out, mess around, or geek out—together.


 Lachine residents are looking to extend the summer markets that sell affordable fresh fruits and vegetables in food deserts to the month of December.


 With outreach workers for families, youth, adults and seniors; interactive terminals; and web platforms to better know neighbourhood resources, Mercier-Est is creating an entire network to reach isolated people.


 By providing access to social housing for about twenty single mothers along with more diverse food sources, Mercier-Ouest is transforming its living environment to meet new needs.


 Resident voices are growing strong in Peter-McGill, where the community is advocating to create a primary school, a community centre, parks, and affordable housing. Overall, they want a neighbourhood that is both dynamic and inclusive. The Sulpicians site is the hidden gem where residents dream of building a school.


 The transitioning communities of Pointe-aux-Trembles and Montréal-Est are pooling their resources and expertise to reach out directly to people at HLMs and housing co-ops.


 Giving everyone a roof and a seat at the table! This project with collective aspirations aims to help Verdun residents who want to stay in the neighbourhood despite gentrification. Another project from the CDD Dupuis-Hickson, this initiative will have residents reinvent an industrial sector and turn it into a comprehensive, green, inclusive, and human-focused environment.


The Ville-Émard–Côte-Saint-Paul food system is rallying the community around production gardens, mobile markets, a community grocery store, and a range of activities to help people develop food skills.