Reaching out

About this project

Thanks to the CIP, Rosemont is reaching out to vulnerable people who are hard to connect with and is going beyond existing avenues to reach these clienteles.

Who are these clients?

Isolated people with needs who are not taking advantage of the resources that could benefit them.

Three groups identified

People who experience major social exclusion have significant and complex problems:

Isolated seniors and people with illnesses.
Youths and adults with mental health problems.
Families in distress.
Marginalized youths.
Roomers and homeless people.

People from different cultural communities or who are immigrants:

Allophone mothers confined to their homes.
Single mothers who don’t have time to get services, much less participate in them.
Young people who are second-generation immigrants and who are having problems related to their diversity both at home and at school.

People living in the east part of the neighbourhood:

A sector where people are more difficult to connect with due to inadequate infrastructure and community space.
A population that does not use agency services because they are far away from points of service.

Diverse strategies

Develop a shared communications strategy

Bring together local stakeholders so that they work better together

Identify places where people gather
Organize activities at park cabins
Run a mobile kitchen
Go door-to-door in some sectors

Develop a mobile caravan project to promote resources

Organize a bus tour of agencies
Organize a food resource “rally”
And why not a hot-air balloon ride?

Take action in the east part of the neighbourhood

Create a space to organize activities in the east part of Rosemont
Help create a multipurpose centre over the long term

Communicating, reinforcing outreach work, and improving stakeholder knowledge of resources are the three ways the neighbourhood is better reaching out to vulnerable people.