Saint-Léonard

  • 75,705 people
  • 3rd step in process
  • $414,471 invested

About Saint-Léonard

Where numbers and diversity add up to a lot

With over 75,000 inhabitants, Saint-Léonard is by far the most populated sector in Montreal’s east end. Although Saint-Léonard has long been identified with the middle class, today it has a significant number of low-income individuals and too few resources to meet their needs. Historically recognized as Montreal’s Italian quarter, Saint-Léonard has become more and more diverse. Four major priorities face stakeholders in this neighbourhood: immigrant employment, youth education, family housing, and active and safe transportation. The neighbourhood’s goal is to create a strong community and encourage citizens and partners to meet growing 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

Strengthening the social fabric for immigrant parents

Three school-family-community counsellors have been helping families and children in Saint-Léonard.

June 2018 Read more

The neighbourhood takes the first step in its action plan

After major planning work, the first round of CIP funding will go to education through the School-Family-Community project.

January 2018 Read more

Resident get involved in the neighbourhood plan

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August 2017 Read the article (In French)

The neighbourhood plan's 4 priority issues

  1. Education for children and youth in the Francophone sector.
  2. Access to employment for educated and qualified immigrants.
  3. Availability of adequate housing for families.
  4. A safe environment for active transportation.

Winter 2017

Major preparation steps

  1. Preparatory meeting with the agencies that will take action
  2. Day of collective work on the neighbourhood plan
  3. Adoption of the neighbourhood plan by the community
  4. Training on the evaluation of the neighbourhood plan
  5. Tracking of actions and evaluation

Winter-Spring 2017

Planning brainstorming

The main community, municipal, health, and social services partners attend a meeting to develop an initial scenario to implement and evaluate the neighbourhood plan.

January 2017

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

Saint-Léonard is chosen

Saint-Léonard is chosen to receive intensive CIP support to continue its strategic planning process that started in fall 2015, develop its neighbourhood plan, and implement related projects. The neighbourhood has identified four priority areas: employment, education, housing, and urban development.

March 2016

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On the road to school success

This pilot project aims to improve the social and community fabric for immigrant parents so that they can fully play a role in their children’s academic success.

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School-Family-Community project

This project aims to increase opportunities to engage parents in their child’s academic environment and give these children better tools to transition to their new schools.

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