Lachine

  • 41,620 people
  • 2nd step in process
  • $93,626 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

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