West Island

  • 235,000 people
  • 2nd step in process
  • $120,425 invested

About West Island

Where bridges get built between different realities

The West Island is a vast territory that occupies one third of the Island of Montreal. Beneath its appearance of a prosperous suburbs hides vulnerable areas and major social issues. Transportation, food security, hidden poverty and service accessibility issues are some of its core concerns. However, bridging leadership has harnessed the energy and resources of the neighbourhood’s two roundtables in the north and south, which are tackling their diverse realities together to find innovative solutions. The West Island is trying to leverage its active community spirit and intends to become a laboratory for the development of new practices.

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

Awareness campaign for food security

2017-09-12-session-de-planification-en

September 2017

Two ways to take action

  1. Learning to work together
  2. Creating developmental projects

Summer 2017 Learn more

How will the CIP take shape in the West Island?

2017-08-presentation-la-double-spirale

Summer 2017

The neighbourhood's target project: “Interconnected Community Development”

The goal of this project is to improve collaboration between the two neighbourhood roundtables and the agencies throughout the West Island’s vast territory.  The goal of this first “lab experiment” is to improve food security for residents who are experiencing poverty and social exclusion.

February 2017

The West Island is chosen

The West Island is chosen to receive moderate CIP support to implement a specific project from its neighbourhood plan. This project will produce concrete results to reduce poverty and social exclusion.

March 2016

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