Mercier-Ouest

  • 42,385 people
  • 2nd step in process
  • $145,000

About Mercier-Ouest

Where resources strive to find their own space

Located between Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Mercier-Est, Mercier-Ouest has become diverse in recent years as many families (mainly immigrant ones) have taken up residence here. To meet the needs of the increased number of children, the school board has had to repossess buildings to turn them into schools. The neighbourhood lost two community centres, and several agencies have had to find other offices. Many of them still face the challenge of finding space, which they must do if they are to help people gather and if they are to create welcoming and inclusive spaces, particularly for families.

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

Escale Famille le Triolet: a 2017 finalist in the prestigious ESTim competition

  This honour coincides with the agency’s 25-year anniversary and the launch of its Escale pour ToiT housing project.

Avril 2017 Read more

Recruitment for l'Escale pour ToiT

Partners in this project come from across Montreal and have shown a lot of enthusiasm for this project to help women who are going back to school or back to work.

Février 2017 Read more

GEMO is a key food security agency

The Groupe d'entraide de Mercier-Ouest (GEMO), a key food security agency in the neighbourhood, wants to update its strategy to ensure food security and food self-sufficiency for families and vulnerable people. Agencies and residents will all help with this neighbourhood process.

Winter 2017

Relocation of Escale Famille Le Triolet

A dream has come true, as construction starts on a new three-storey building that will be a new home for Escale Famille Le Triolet and Escale pour ToiT, a housing complex for single mothers.

Winter 2017 Read More

The neighbourhood's target project: “Community Space for Everyone”

Given the neighbourhood’s fragile resources, this project aims to maintain community spaces and make them more welcoming. This project targets two agencies in particular: Escale Famille Le Triolet, which will be relocated, and GEMO, which will receive more resources to play a leadership role in food security.

December 2016

Mercier-Ouest is chosen

Mercier-Ouest 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

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Escale Famille Le Triolet

A true springboard to help these women go back to school and enter the job market.

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