Mercier-Est

  • 42,485 people
  • 3rd step in process
  • $496,000 invested

About Mercier-Est

A LARGE NETWORK OF COMMUNITY SPIRIT

In Mercier-Est, different obstacles (highways, industrial parks) have fragmented the neighbourhood and made it difficult for people to access local social and community services.

To stay connected with residents, the Mercier-Est Network project is helping agencies, institutions, businesses and citizens develop a reflex of caring, support and solidarity towards the territory’s vulnerable and isolated populations.

Better knowledge of community resources, stronger links between local stakeholders, better contact with people who rarely use services, and increased agency outreach beyond borders are what make the Mercier-Est Network an innovative project that breaks the isolation of residents and strengthens the neighbourhood’s social fabric.

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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

Community impact comes alive in images and poetry

La Maison des familles de Mercier-Est, which is very active in the Mercier-Est en réseau project, is presenting Fragments d'espaces humains, an exhibition that compassionately showcases a neighbourhood, a committed organization, and transformed families.

In collaboration with the Théâtre de l'Oeil Ouvert

Maison de la culture Mercier

oct. 23 to dec. 12 event details

Optimizing referrals...

...to better reach out to residents

New approaches have been developed to promote referrals to neighbourhood agencies.

2020 Learn more

Deepening dialogue with communities

Many stakeholders, including a sub-group of outreach workers, along with a new cohort of citizen organizers have been recruited to identify ways to increase contact with residents.

Work is also ongoing to develop the Mercier-Est business owners’ network.

2020

Reinforcing the network

The outreach worker network participation rate has doubled, while the frequency of meetings has increased. Stakeholders have also created a system for sharing collected information and developed a dedicated communication channel.

2019

Work continues with business owners

The partnership with the Tétreauville business owners’ association has been enhanced following an initial evaluation.

2019 Learn more

Better agency awareness, by and for the community

Cultural non-profit L’école et les arts helped produce two videos to raise public awareness about the mission and services of two agencies.

L'Antre-Jeune

Chez-Nous de Mercier-Est

2019

Mercier-Est agencies are just a click away

The virtual component of the Mercier-Est Network project has started with the deployment of the first interactive terminal for the public and a Web platform.

September 2018 Read more

An outreach network takes shape

To better help and support isolated people, the neighbourhood decided to create conditions so that five outreach workers who are already active in the neighbourhood—along with a new outreach worker—can come together as a network.

April 2017 Read more

The neighbourhood's target project: “Mercier-Est Network”

The goal of this project is to conduct a small-scale experiment to create networks of connections that can then expand to the entire neighbourhood. The focus is on networks of outreach workers, community resources and business owners, citizen organizers, and virtual spaces, which will help create networks of support and solidarity.

December 2016

Mercier-Est is chosen

Mercier-Est 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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Virtual component of the Mercier-Est Network

The virtual component of the Mercier-Est Network project has started with the deployment of the first interactive terminal for the public and a Web platform.

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Outreach worker network

A social safety net for everyone.

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