Saint-Léonard during COVID-19

About this project

From the first week of the lockdown, the six officers from the School-Family-Community project have stayed active, on alert, and interconnected. The support tools they developed since 2018 coupled with the project initiators’ expertise have been key to help them continue acting as a link between parents, educational institutions, and the community to create a complete network of resources for 200 participating families:

  • Updates and recommended hygiene measures for families
  • Network of food resources available in the neighbourhood
  • Support for school and educational materials for children
  • Source of intercultural referrals for new immigrant families

Information in the field circulates quickly, and people know that they can call these officers and participate organically in this network of solidarity. Families spread information among themselves and become positive catalysts of the support and referral work of the School-Family-Community officers, who also lend a helping hand to their counterparts in Montréal-Nord.

Partners in Saint-Léonard supported by the Collective Impact Project have quickly demonstrated how the quality of relationships, trust, and collective work can impact a community’s capacity for resilience.

Information in the field circulates quickly, and people know that they can call these officers and participate organically in this network of solidarity.