Saint-Michel

  • 55,570 people
  • 3rd step in process
  • $295,425 invested

About Saint-Michel

Where strength and inspiration meet generosity

Known for the Miron and Francon quarries that cover a large part of its territory, Saint-Michel stands out with its high numbers of families with children. As half its population are immigrants, Saint-Michel is a large mosaic of cultures. Saint-Michel has also been an engaged neighbourhood for 25 years and has been actively carrying out an urban revitalization plan for over 10 years. Its vision: make Saint-Michel a flagship neighbourhood that is inspiring, shows solidarity, is proud of its diversity, has strong collective action, and becomes a place where people want to live, succeed and grow.

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

Food self-sufficiency: A first report card

Saint-Michel's food self-sufficiency plan includes two production gardens in the schoolyard of the École Louis-Joseph-Papineau.

Winter 2018 Read more

Re-imagining Francon to open up Saint-Michel

Residents and agencies are invited by Vivre Saint-Michel en santé to share their ideas on the future of the Francon quarry during Saint-Michel’s “Francon, ♥ de notre quartier” citizen forum.

October 2017 Read more

A flurry of ideas for Francon’s future

March 2017

Three projects to fight poverty

  1. Food self-sufficiency
  2. Housing
  3. Opening up the neighbourhood

February 2017 Read more

Create working committees

Working committees have been created to develop concrete projects that will receive CIP funding. More to come!

January 2017 Committees work

CIP morning meetings

Three CIP morning meetings are organized to bring together neighbourhood stakeholders and residents. People ask about the levers that could give momentum to the neighbourhood plan. They work out the projects to focus on. Small groups then concentrate on individual priorities.

April to November 2016 Results from the CIP morning meetings (in French only)

How to create a neighbourhood plan

Watch the four videos (in French only) to learn about the four major steps in the process to create a neighbourhood plan.


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2014-2018

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-Michel is chosen

Saint-Michel is chosen to receive intensive CIP support to give new momentum to its collective approach to fight poverty. This approach is based on the neighbourhood’s 2014-2018 plan, which has six priorities: housing, urban development and safety, culture, academic success, skills and employment, and food.  The CIP morning meetings have brought neighbourhood stakeholders and citizens together to earmark projects for CIP support.

March 2016

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A Plan for Food Self-Sufficiency

Saint-Michel's food self-sufficiency plan includes two production gardens in the schoolyard of the École Louis-Joseph-Papineau.

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Three projects to fight poverty

Three projects from Saint-Michel’s plan will be included in the Collective Impact Project. These projects will focus on neighbourhood’s major issues.

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Re-imagining Francon to open up Saint-Michel

The neighbourhood has been working on a plan to transform the Francon quarry as one of many solutions to open up the Saint-Michel neighbourhood.

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