Parc-Extension

  • 29,285 people
  • 1st step in process
  • $75,000 invested

About Parc-Extension

Where big challenges meet a desire to work together

Parc-Extension is a small neighbourhood that is young, family-oriented and multi-ethnic. It is also the most densely populated community in Montreal and one of the poorest in Canada. Housing here is often substandard or too small for the big families who live in the neighbourhood. The integration of newcomers and the associated challenges (poverty, housing, food insecurity, etc.) are major issues for this neighbourhood with limited resources. The community has expressed a strong commitment to collaboration and is working to create a neighbourhood roundtable. Parc-Extension intends to develop a strong and structured community network to meet the population’s major needs.

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 "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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The “Grands rendez-vous”

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

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