Parc-Extension

  • 29,285 people
  • 2nd step in process
  • $388,575 invested

About Parc-Extension

A DESIRE TO COLLABORATE AND ACT COLLECTIVELY

With fewer than 30,000 inhabitants, 90% of whom were born outside Canada or have one or two immigrant parents, Parc-Extension is home to nearly one hundred ethnic and cultural communities from around the world. As Montreal’s most densely populated neighbourhood and one of its most disadvantaged, its population’s needs are considerable.

Integrating new immigrants and promoting knowledge of local community resources are priority responses to counter the risks of social isolation and exclusion. Housing, access to food, employment and young people’s education are issues of concern for residents, who need to be able to speak up about their living conditions and be involved in improving their neighbourhood.

Parc-Extension intends to continue developing a strong and structured community network to meet these challenges. Creating the territory’s first neighbourhood roundtable was a major first milestone. Young, family-oriented, and multi-ethnic, Parc-Extension is a neighbourhood driven by a huge desire to act collectively.

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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

Building momentum with Patrice Tchinda

Patrice Tchinda lived in Parc-Extension after arriving in Canada in 2006 and came back after a number of years to take the reins of the neighbourhood's local collective action forum. We met up with him as the territory was gearing up for its strategic planning.

April 2019 Read more

Creating the neighbourhood roundtable

Parc-Extension has reached a historic milestone as, after two years of collective work, it has launched its first neighbourhood roundtable.

June 16, 2018 Read more

The "Grand rendez-vous" 2

The final blitz has now started. The neighbourhood roundtable will launch in January 2018.

September 2017 Read more

The community is invited to four “Grands rendez-vous”

These events bring people together to create a neighbourhood roundtable.

December 2016 Read more

Measuring progress right from the start

The neighbourhood receives support from Dynamo (French website) to implement a participatory evaluation process. Neighbourhood stakeholders can adjust actions as needed and better communicate results related to reducing poverty and social exclusion.

May 2016

Parc-Extension is chosen

Parc-Extension is chosen to receive intensive CIP support to not only establish a neighbourhood roundtable but also start collective action practices to reduce poverty and social exclusion.

March 2016

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Building momentum with Patrice Tchinda

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The “Grands rendez-vous”

Parc-Extension has started a process to create a neighbourhood roundtable to promote collective action.

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Creating the neighbourhood roundtable

Parc-Extension has reached a historic milestone as, after two years of collective work, it has launched its first neighbourhood roundtable.

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