Mercier-Est

  • 42,485 people
  • 2nd step in process
  • $100,000

About Mercier-Est

Where citizens connect to help each other

Also known as Tétreaultville, Mercier-Est is a vast territory in Montreal’s east end that has over 40,000 inhabitants. Its population spread is a challenge, and most services are concentrated in the southern part of the neighbourhood. Access can also be difficult because of physical barriers, such as the railway tracks, the river, and Autoroute 25. To break isolation, the neighbourhood wants to create a network of connections by experimenting with innovative strategies that include citizen organizers, virtual spaces, outreach workers, new partnerships, and more. The neighbourhood has no lack of ideas to build a more welcoming, caring and supportive community.

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: “Mercier-Est en réseau”

The goal of this project is to conduct a small-scale experiment to create networks of connections that can then expand to the entire neighbourhood. The focus is on networks of outreach workers, community resources and business owners, citizen organizers, and virtual spaces, which will help create networks of support and solidarity.

December 2016

Mercier-Est is chosen

Mercier-Est 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