Year one: An idea turns into action

Communities are developing a new collaborative model

Seven large foundations* have come together with Centraide of Greater Montreal to provide a new kind of support for community development. The common goal: achieve measurable and significant results when it comes to reducing poverty in Montreal’s neighbourhoods.

Neighbourhood action is getting stronger

Montreal’s neighbourhoods—31 in all—have shown interest in the CIP and taken action to express their intent to start a new, intense and accelerated phase of their social development.

Engaging in stronger dialogue

Centraide is meeting with representatives from each neighbourhood to communicate decisions and determine the next steps in the collaborative process.

17 target neighbourhoods

5 neighbourhoods will receive intensive support.

Many priorities from the neighbourhood plan will be supported. These neighbourhoods are working to clarify their strategy for change, conduct planning, and implement an evaluation approach. These neighbourhoods are Centre-Sud, Côte-des-Neiges, Parc-Extension, Saint-Léonard, and Saint-Michel.

12 neighbourhoods will receive moderate support.

One main project will receive support.  These neighbourhoods are working to collectively define the component of the neighbourhood plan that will have the biggest impact in their community and to clarify their goals, strategies, and evaluation process based on needs. These neighbourhoods include Ahuntsic, Bordeaux–Cartierville, Lachine, LaSalle, Mercier-Est, Mercier-Ouest, the West Island, Peter-McGill, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Rosemont, Verdun, Ville-Émard–Côte-Saint-Paul.


*In year two, a new foundation joined the seven foundations that already support the CIP. The total investment from all eight participating foundations is now $22.25 M over five years.




Key facts

  • A unique collaborative model
  • 8 large foundations involved
  • 17 neighbourhoods taking action

Priority actions identified collectively to improve the living conditions for the residents of Montreal’s neighbourhoods.