The CIP at C2 Montreal

As the world’s most forward-thinking business conference, C2 is an intersection of commerce and creativity where trailblazers explore future trends, opportunities, upheavals and major transformations. This event brings together people who are rethinking the world and making a positive change. Every year, over 6,500 decision-makers and creatives meet up to shape, experience, and reinvent the future of business. We were at C2 in May to talk about the Collective Impact Project.

Christian Bélair, Co-founder & CEO at Credo, workshop leader, Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater Montreal, Myriam Bérubé, Director of the Collective Impact Project, Agnès Barthélémy, Project Manager for the Vivre Saint-Michel en santé neighbourhood roundtable, Rotem Ayalon, Partnership Advisor for the Collective Impact Project, and Claude Pinard, Executive Director of the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation.

How do we use the tools of tomorrow to fight poverty?

This was the key question that representatives from Centraide and the CIP were asked to answer at a collaborative workshop that featured Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater Montreal, Claude Pinard, Executive Director of the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation, and Agnès Barthélémy, Francon Quarry Project Manager for the Vivre Saint-Michel en santé neighbourhood roundtable.

 

Over 50 people dove into the development of the Francon quarry as a specific case study, an exercise that let them take direct part in a collective impact project whose goal is to solve a specific and complex issue in a Montreal territory using social innovation.

“You too are building the Francon Quarry of tomorrow”

– Agnes Barthélémy, Francon Quarry Project Manager, Vivre Saint-Michel en santé neighbourhood roundtable.

Questions were raised that apply to all collective impact projects:

What people or influential stakeholders are essential to advance the Francon quarry project?
How do we involve other activity sectors?
What could these stakeholders do to help the territory achieve its dreams?

This was Centraide’s first true springboard experience at the C2 event.