Lachine

  • 41,620 people
  • 3rd step in process
  • $332,879 invested

About Lachine

Where neighbourhood life overcomes barriers

Lachine, which extends along Lake Saint-Louis to the west of downtown Montreal, welcomes people from all backgrounds. Physical barriers such as roads and railways have an impact on neighbourhood life. Lachine has two areas that are particularly cut off from the rest— Duff Court and Saint-Pierre—and that have high concentrations of poverty. However, citizens and organizations are very active at implementing concrete solutions to improve people’s lives. Solidarity and commitment are values that everyone shares. Community organizers, citizens, the business sector, and institutions work together to leverage the immense potential of this neighbourhood.

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

Lachine's "P'tits Marchés" to return in May

Lachine has launched a new partnership with Les Jardins Carya, a small organic vegetable farm in Senneville that operates for 10 months of the year. The goal of this initiative is to extend the availability of fresh produce until December.

Spring 2019 Read more

Lachine food system

As part of the CIP, Lachine has made food security a priority in its five-year plan. Three collective impact areas related to food security will be deployed over the next few years.

May 2018 Read more

The neighbourhood's target project: “Better access to food”

The goal of this project is to organize diverse food security activities in Duff-Court, a large low rental housing complex in Lachine. These activities include awareness workshops, collective kitchens, a thrift store, and a mobile market. The goal is to support vulnerable people on their journey toward greater food self-sufficiency.

Avril 2017

Lachine is chosen

Lachine is chosen to receive moderate CIP support to implement a specific project from its neighbourhood plan. This project will produce concrete results to reduce poverty and social exclusion.

March 2016

Discover what your neighbourhoods are doing

Lachine's "P'tits Marchés"

When four community agencies each “adopt” a farmer, that makes for four local outdoor “P’tits Marchés”! These mini-markets will be open all summer long so that Lachine residents can enjoy plenty of fresh, organic, and affordable fruits and vegetables.

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Lachine food system

Three collective impact areas related to food security will be deployed over the next few years: food sources, education/citizen involvement, and coordination.

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