- 75,705 people
- 3rd step in process
- $904,804 invested
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.
More social housing for families
In Saint-Léonard, the data paint a worrying picture about access to social housing for residents experiencing poverty. Thanks to support from the CIP, the Comité Promoteur du Logement Social (CPLS) de Saint-Léonard has been more active this past year to promote the development of social housing, particularly for families.Autumn 2019 Learn 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
August 2017 Read the article (In French)
The neighbourhood plan's 4 priority issues
- Education for children and youth in the Francophone sector.
- Access to employment for educated and qualified immigrants.
- Availability of adequate housing for families.
- A safe environment for active transportation.
Major preparation steps
- Preparatory meeting with the agencies that will take action
- Day of collective work on the neighbourhood plan
- Adoption of the neighbourhood plan by the community
- Training on the evaluation of the neighbourhood plan
- Tracking of actions and evaluation
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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Urgent needs for social housing in Saint-Léonard
Saint-Léonard wants to improve access to adequate housing for families—particularly families with 3 or more children that have to spend over 30% of their income on housing—to reach at least 25% of the 2,100 social housing units needed.Discover this project
School-Family-Community Project Expands
Inspired by this model developed by community stakeholders in Saint-Léonard, the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île decided to expand the project across the entire Montréal-Est territory.Discover this 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.Discover this project
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.Discover this project