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NDG COMMUNITY STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2021

The NDG Community Strategic Plan is a collective framework to harmonize a wide range of activities and services across the community and a vision for the future of our neighbourhood. It is developed through years of consultation and collaboration with residents and stakeholders across NDG.

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STRATEGIC PLAN

A plan "by and for" the community
with the following objectives in mind:

- Working together on a common community vision;
- Harmonizing plans, actions and projects that share similar objectives;
- Building a sense of solidarity within the community sector;
- Collectively identifying the basic community priorities of NDG;
- Working proactively rather than reactively as a community;
- Strengthening community influence over projects that affect them.

ACTION PLAN

The NDG Community Action Plan 2018-2021 was proposed by the coordinating committee for the strategic plan and approved by the NDG Community Council board of directors on October 3rd, 2018, and was presented to the community the following December 4th. This action plan expands on the goals and objectives established in the NDG Community Strategic Plan 2016-2021, which was proposed by the plan’s coordinating committee as a framework for the collective direction of the community for the next three years. In proposing each of the 97 actions listed below, we continue to work towards a greater quality of life for all residents of NDG with a particular focus on the four priority sectors of Westhaven, St-Raymond, Benny Farm and Walkley-Fielding

CONTACTS

If you would like to get involved, please contact

Riley Dalys-Fine

Community organizer

at NDG Community Council

(514) 484-1471 ext. 223

rileydfine@ndg.ca

Building strong organizations

GOAL 1: Increase capacity of community organizations offering services in NDG
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Objectives
1.1 Support board and organizational development.
1.2 Obtain increased government and foundation funding.
1.3 Increase opportunities for collaboration, transparency and skills-sharing between organizations
and tables.
1.4 Increase the representation of NDG in solidarity movements through strengthened mobilization of
community partners.
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Access to community space

GOAL 2: Increase availability of long-term, accessible, multi-purpose buildings and green spaces for all
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Objectives
2.1 Maximize the use of existing public, community and private space, in particular for unincorporated
resident-led groups.
2.2 Develop initiatives to assist in the creation and maintenance of sustainable, affordable space for
neighbourhood organizations.
2.3 Protect and enhance existing green space.
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Employment & local economy

GOAL3: Enhance opportunities for employment & economic development
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Objectives
3.1 Define a collective vision for employment & economic development that is informed by sustainable
development priorities.
3.2 Address major obstacles to employment for NDG residents.
3.3 Maintain the presence of locally-owned small businesses.
3.4 Create an environment conducive to the growth of social economy initiatives.
3.5 Increase investment in the arts and culture sector as an economic development driver.
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Quality & affordable housing

GOAL 4: Increase availability and quality of affordable housing
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Objectives

4.1 Improve the quality of existing rental housing stock.
4.2 Increase the number of new social and affordable housing units in NDG ensuring connections to
strong public infrastructure (e.g., schools, services and public transportation).
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Mobilized residents for better services

GOAl 5: Increase access to and improve diversity & quality of public & community services
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Objectives
5.1 Prioritize efforts in the following areas: Affordability and quality of public transportation, local food security initiatives, library opening hours, youth services for 18-25 year olds, daycamps, drop-in medical clinics.
5.2 Increase civic engagement, mobilization and learning opportunities for residents to better equip them to advocate for increased and improved local services.
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KEY FUNDERS

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COORDINATION STRUCTURE

The COCO-PS (Comité de coordination du plan stratégique) is coordinated by Riley Dalys-Fine, Community Organizer at the NDG Community Council (rileydfine@ndg.ca)

COCO-PS – STRATEGIC PLAN COORDINATION COMMITTEE
Halah Al-Ubaidi - Director, NDG Community Council
Marie-Charles Boivin - Coordinator, Table Jeunesse NDG
Andrea Clarke - Director, Head & Hands / A deux mains
Miguel Cristancho - Director, Bienvenue à NDG
Fahimeh Delavar - Director, Logis Action
Olivier Fortier - Coordinator, Table 0-5 ans Cavendish
Hans Heisinger - Director, Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi
Sheri McLeod - Director, NDG Senior Citizen’s Council
Aurora Robinson- resident, Porchfest
Nikki Schiebel - Director, Éco-Quartier NDG
Sylvie Laferrière - Community Organizer, CIUSSS
Bonnie Soutar - Director of Development, NDG Food Depot
Terri Ste-Marie - Director, Prevention CDN-NDG
Gail Tedstone- Resident

CONSULTATION TEAM
Marlo Turner Ritchie, Lead consultant; Dana Vocisano, Evaluation consultant; Lisa Black, Administrative and communications support

Each and every taskforce volunteer!

STRATEGIC PLANNING PHASES

January - May 2017

CONSULTATION PHASE

Surveys, focus groups, interviews, research, and inter-generational activities were conducted

January - May 2017

May 13, 2017

QUALITY OF LIFE CONFERENCE

Participants worked in break-out groups, tackling questions such as "What do you like about NDG? What needs to change? and How can we make that happen together?" Data analysis continues throughout summer 2017

March 2018

ACTION PLANNING PHASE

Five task force groups including representation of priority sectors and community organizations created actionable outcomes for their respective goals

March 2018

June 6, 2018

ACTION PLANNING EXPO

An interactive exposition where the objectives, strategies, actions, timeline, resources and anticipated outcomes of the Action Planning phase were presented

October 2018

ACTION PLAN RATIFICATION

Final version of the Action Plan to be ratified by the governing committee and NDG Community Council Board of Directors

October 2018


ABOUT US

THE NDG COMMUNITY COUNCIL is the Table de Quartier NDG
with the goal of bringing together community organizations, associations, institutions, businesses and residents to involve them in a collective process of identifying community needs, setting priorities for action, and ensuring implementation and follow-up.

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