objective of the project

By September 2018, members of the Round Table will submit an action plan to the borough of  Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, aimed at reducing poverty throughout the territory.

origins of the project

In December 2016, the Mayor of the borough launched a process to develop and implement a poverty reduction plan. This process is inspired by the approach developed by the Tamarack Institute http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca which brings together a pan-Canadian network of cities identified as “Vibrant Communities”. These cities are committed to reducing poverty by bringing together the efforts of local multi-sector roundtables and stakeholders. With the aim of finding lasting solutions to the fight against poverty, and through a concerted and engaging process,  this project was born.

who are we?

The members were appointed by the Mayor of the borough based on their involvement with the borough, as representatives of institutions, business, the community or as citizens. They all have expertise and / or life experience related to poverty, come either from the neighborhood of Côte-des-Neiges or Notre-Dame-De-Grace, and together have a clear vision of the territory.

membres

President

  •  James Hughes

Citizens

  • Jacqueline Rockman
  • Julie Cormier

Business

  • Roula Marinos, RBC Queen Mary
  • Denis Bernier, Caisse Desjardins NDG

Public Sector

  • Linton Garner, Board of Directors SHM
  • Eve Gauthier, CIUSS du Centre-Ouest de l’île de Montréal
  • Sylvie Laferrière, CIUSS du Centre-Ouest de l’île de Montréal
  • Bilkis Vissandjée, Université de Montréal

Community Groups

  • Joel Coppieters, Côte-des-Neiges Presbyterian Church
  • Halah Al-Ubaidi, Conseil Communautaire NDG
  • Denyse Lacelle, Corporation de Développement communautaire CDN
  • Daniel Rotman, NDG Food Depot
  • Bernard Besancenot, Multicaf

Ville de Montréal

  • Sonia Gaudreault, Direction de la culture, des sports, des loisirs et du développement social, Arrondissement CDN-NDG
  • Michaëlle Riché, Arrondissement CDN-NDG
  • Jacques Savard, Service de la diversité sociale et des sports, Ville de Montréal

Support

  • Angela Aldinucci, coordonnatrice

steps in the proccess

Since the beginning of the process, the members of the Round Table have worked together to identify priorities for action which will have the greatest positive impact in terms of reducing poverty in the borough. The following are summaries of the meetings that have taken place to date.

Summary of the meeting of December 2, 2016:
  • Formation of a hiring committee for a round table coordinator;
  • Decision to name Côte-des-Neiges Community Development Corporation as project sponsor;
  • Agreement on the objectives for the training day planned for round table members
Summary of the meeting of December 16, 2016:
  • Planning of  coordinator recruitment process;
  • Discussion of the project sponsor (service contract, needs, etc.);
  • Action Plan: definition of the main chapters of the action plan, planning of milestones and preliminary schedule;
  • Formed a committee to prepare the training day for members.
Summary of the meeting of March 21, 2017:
  • Reflection on  the training day;
  • Discussion of the structure of the action plan and its content.
Summary of the meeting of May 12, 2017:
  • Presentation of the portrait of the territory;
  • Beginning of the design of an image for the round table (logo and website);
  • Beginning of brainstorming on priorities for action.
Summary of the meeting of June 21, 2017:
  • Identification of 5 main priorities for action of the poverty reduction plan:
    • Housing
    • Income security
    • Living Together
    • Transportation
    • Food security

priorities for action

In June, the round table worked to select its main priorities for action. The five priorities that have been retained are:

Housing

 Income

Transportation

Food safety

“Living Together”

the committees and membership

Steering Committee

  • Denyse Lacelle, Corporation de Développement communautaire CDN
  • Halah Al-Ubaidi, NDG Community Council
  • Bilkis Vissandjée, Université de Montréal
  • James Hughes
The working committees

Working sub-committees were created in order to develop concrete recommendations for each priority action. The committee membership follows below.

Housing

  • Denyse Lacelle, Corporation de Développement communautaire CDN
  • Ève Gauthier, CIUSS du Centre-Ouest de l’île de Montréal
  • Linton Garner, Board of Directors SHM

Revenue and income security

  • Sylvie Laferière, CIUSS du Centre-Ouest de l’île de Montréal
  • Roula Marinos, RBC Queen Mary
  • Jacqueline Rotman, citizen
  • Steve Charters, Local Economic Development Table

Transport

  • Daniel Rotman, NDG Food Depot
  • Stephanie DuPont, CIUSS du Centre-Ouest de l’île de Montréal
  • Jason Prince, PME MTL Centre-Ville

Food security

  • Joel Coppieters, Côte-des-Neiges Presbyterian Church
  • Bernard Besancenot, Multicaf

Working committee for ``living together``

  • Bilkis Vissandjée, Université de Montréal
  • Halah Al-Ubaidi, NDG Community Council
  • Andreea Brabete, Citizen
  • Denis Bernier, Caisse Desjardins