Lachine

  • 41,620 people
  • 3rd step in process
  • $462,879 invested

About Lachine

HEALTHY FOOD SUITED TO LOCAL AND SOCIAL REALITIES

Accessing fresh, quality food is not always easy in Lachine, especially in the more isolated areas of Saint-Pierre and Duff-Court.

To respond to the food needs of its most vulnerable residents as a priority, partners in Lachine’s sustainable food system project decided to focus on a continuum of clearly articulated actions, from short-term food aid strategies to more in-depth transformations of the local system (summer markets or the joint procurement of fresh fruit and vegetables in partnership with West Island farmers).

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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

A new space for community life

La Place du Village in Lachine’s Saint-Pierre neighbourhood is becoming a great place to spend time and meet people. What an amazing goal for this Vivace-PIC project!

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Vivace PIC - Place du Village

Vivace-PIC Turning the public space around the former Saint-Pierre market into a pop-up village will enhance the link created between the new food cooperative set up in 2018 and neighbourhood citizens. The Place du Village project could become a new place where people in Lachine can take a stroll and get together.

June 2020

Lachine's "P'tits Marchés" to return in May

Lachine has launched a new partnership with Les Jardins Carya, a small organic vegetable farm in Senneville that operates for 10 months of the year. The goal of this initiative is to extend the availability of fresh produce until December.

Spring 2019 Read more

Lachine food system

As part of the CIP, Lachine has made food security a priority in its five-year plan. Three collective impact areas related to food security will be deployed over the next few years.

May 2018 Read more

The neighbourhood's target project: “Better access to food”

The goal of this project is to organize diverse food security activities in Duff-Court, a large low rental housing complex in Lachine. These activities include awareness workshops, collective kitchens, a thrift store, and a mobile market. The goal is to support vulnerable people on their journey toward greater food self-sufficiency.

Avril 2017

Lachine is chosen

Lachine 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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A new space for community life

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Lachine's "P'tits Marchés"

When four community agencies each “adopt” a farmer, that makes for four local outdoor “P’tits Marchés”! These mini-markets will be open all summer long so that Lachine residents can enjoy plenty of fresh, organic, and affordable fruits and vegetables.

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Lachine food system

Three collective impact areas related to food security will be deployed over the next few years: food sources, education/citizen involvement, and coordination.

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