The NDG Community Council is a Table de quartier NDG with the mandate of bringing together and mobilizing various actors in its territory (community organizations, associations, institutions, the private sector) as well as residents to involve them in a concerted effort to identifying community needs, setting priorities for action, as well as ensuring implementation and follow-up. The Council works in partnership with organisations, institutions and residents in NDG. The Council is an active member of many sectoral tables, workgroups, regional coalitions and Borough committees. The staff team of the Council meets regularly to exchange ideas to increase partnership and networking between various stakeholders in NDG. All of this is done while remaining attentive to the ongoing challenge of limited resources felt throughout the community.
The Round Table meetings are a space for communication in order to foster relationship and partnership building among the diversity of organizations who share a desire to improve a quality of life in NDG by building upon the richness of their existing strengths.
The Round Tables are regular, bilingual and accessible meetings/gathering that honour and respond to the multiple needs and interests of its participants. Activities are open to representatives of community organisations, institutions and associations active in NDG as well as invited resources.
Next meeting: November 14th 2017
This Table aims to promote the integration of people of NDG from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to encourage their full participation in Quebec society. During the year, members of the Table worked on the consolidation of its mission, mandate, values, and course of action.
The NDG intercultural table has the mandate to:
Develop and support projects and services that promote better socio-economic and political inclusion and greater participation of cultural communities and newcomers living in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Encourage the learning of intercultural differences and respect for diversity.
Co-Coordinated by Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and the NDG Community Council
The NDG Housing Table brings tenants' rights groups, co-ops, community organisations, non-profit housing co-ordinators and developers together to share information and work on collective solutions to local housing issues. Together they develop a strategy for healthy, affordable housing for all residents in NDG.
See alsoTenants' Housing services
Table coordinated by NDG Community Council and Logis Action NDG
The NDG Public Assemblies are regular community meetings that provide a space for the discussion of important community issues. They help residents and local groups work together.
The process of organising public assemblies is key to their success; They are organized in partnership with local groups and organizations and with the support of the organizing committee, itself made up of residents and representatives from various community organizations.
As part of the Council's long tradition to mobilise residents around important issues in their community, the Council's staff organised several public assemblies, discussion groups and many public events, all in collaboration with community partners and residents. The issues discussed in public assemblies are determined by community demand and by the specific context that residents are facing.
Formed in 2016, the Local Economy Coalition of NDG aims to promote and encourage access to employment, entrepreneurship, and labour in NDG through consultation, networking, creative workshops and collaborative events, as well as the development of projects and initiatives that empower individuals, whether they be job seekers, merchants, or entrepreneurs. The Coalition aims to fill the gaps created by the closing of the CDEC at the end of 2015, and harmonize the efforts of actors in NDG concerned with employment, business, and entrepreneurial development.
The Council and the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi are the Coalition co-chairs. Forming a deeper partnership with the local business community has been one of our primary successes to date, as the new NDG business association - Les Gens d’affaires NDG - has become a key partner at the table. The Local Economy Coalition supported BizNDG in their business networking events - BizX360 , and Les Gens d’affaires supported the Council in a series of consultations with local businesses and entrepreneurs as part of the strategic planning process. The Coalition also held a public assembly on the creation of a co-working space for NDG, with a working group formed to explore financing for a feasibility study.
The NDG Food Security Coalition works to support our partners in developing an integrated and sustainable food system to ensure food security for all citizens of NDG. It facilitates collaboration amongst community organizations that provide services to address problems related to food insecurity."
The Table is currently co-coordinated by the NDG Community Council and the CIUSSS-CO Cavendish.
La Table de concertation jeunesse NDG is a group of NDG organizations that work with young people aged 6 to 30 and their families. The mission of the Table is to bring together organizations and institutions to support and consolidate the work being done for young people. It promotes actions to improve the quality of life and health of the targeted population. Several programs are conducted in partnerships with organizations such as NDG Youth Leaders, the Aide aux devoirs Committee, the ICS project (School Community Workers) or the NDG Youth Outreach Worker. This Table has also develop several other major projects such as Bienvenue à NDG or Boite à lunch.
The major change this year was the merger with the Comité action 6-12 in the fall of 2016. In addition, the Table now assumes the mandate of Jeunes en santé NDG for the promotion of Healthy lifestyle. The main topics covered this year are mental health and youth violence. Finally, a new program to assist teens with their homework has been developed in several partner organizations.
Fiduciary Organization: Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi NDG, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, 6370, Sherbrooke St. West, Montréal, Québec H4B 1M9
Through concertation, the table works to encourage the development of kids and to prepare them for school.
Providing a continuum of actions to create suportive environments for families, parents and children of the CSSS Cavendish's territory. in their various stages of life (from pregnancy to school entry) through mobilisation and cooperation of the organisations of the community.
Fiduciaire : Corporation Lieu des petits
Responsable - Comité Transition scolaire de Qualité : Frédéric Dufresne 514-376-3301 poste 307 email@example.com
With leadership from the NDG Senior Citizens Council and the CSSS Cavendish, this Table ensures that the seniors in our community receive the resources and support they need to maintain their quality of life.
The Council shares relevant information from other tables to support collaboration on issues such as food security, housing and recreation.
Coordinated by CIUSSS Centre-Ouest
Following a series of needs assessments and visioning exercises, an NDG Community Space Coalition was formed in December 2009 representing more than a dozen NDG community groups. In 2011-2012, the NDG Community Council accepted the coordination role for this Coalition. The main task of the Coalition that year had been to compile detailed information about the needs and opportunities that exist with regard to space for community organizations in our neighborhood in order to build a strong case that can be brought to funders and various levels of government. In the Fall of 2012, the Coalition started collaboration with the CDEC for a social economy project that would look at potential spaces in NDG and the feasibility of buying a building and transforming it so it could host several of the groups actively looking for space at the moment. Aside from this major project, the Coalition continues to look for opportunities and represent the members and their needs in the community. Connected to this work, The Council has participated on the Borough committee overseeing the revitalization of three NDG facilities : Centre Le Manoir, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Community Centre and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce indoor swimming pool. The Council's role is to ensure the linking between the needs of the Space Coalition and community organisations in NDG and the issues been discussed at this committee.
La CMTQ regroupe 30 Tables de concertation en développement social local à Montréal. La CMTQ intervient sur des enjeux communs à l’ensemble des Tables de quartier comme le développement social local, l’amélioration de la qualité et des conditions de vie des Montréalais et des Montréalaises, la lutte contre la pauvreté et l’exclusion sociale ainsi que l’exercice d’une citoyenneté active. La CMTQ travaille également à la promotion des Tables de quartier et au financement de celles-ci.
Une plateforme dans le cadre des élections
D’abord, la CMTQ soumet aux candidats et candidates, et à la population, une plateforme qui regroupe 23 priorités d’action sur différents enjeux comme la participation citoyenne, le développement social, l’habitation, les services de proximité, la qualité du milieu de vie et le transport.
The NDG Working Group on Health is a working group of the NDG Community Council that works with the community of NDG to help ensure that residents have the resources and information necessary to access health-related services and to promote the health and well-being of the neighbourhood.
The Working Group looks at issues surrounding access to the health system and seeks opportunities for collaboration which lead to improved access for all, with a particular focus on members of isolated communities, including youth, seniors, new arrivals, persons with precarious status, persons in need of mental health services and persons with low-income."
In the summer of 2015, the Council reached out to many of the stakeholders in the artistic and cultural domains, and together they created the Arts and Culture Table. The creation of the Table was an inclusive process, stemming from the tremendous volume of actions that were happening in the neighborhood The Table is made up of both organisations and residents. Uniquely, the Table has a particularly large number of residents and informal groups on the Table, reflecting the wide range of artistically-minded people in NDG. The Table currently has a simple mandate: to promote the arts and celebrate the cultures of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. To date the Council has supported the members of the table through collaboration, facilitation, training, brainstorming, as well as grant writing and providing letters of support.