OUTREACH IN NDG

The NDG Community Council engages in outreach activities to connect with residents and promote the various resources offered by community organisations in NDG. This involves building relationships through activities such as kiosks and door-to-door. The ultimate goal is to establish a sense of familiarity and to mobilise residents, which can help break isolation, build trust and make them involved in their community.

Contacts

  • If you are interested in joining the NDG Community Council as a volunteer or partner organisation for outreach activities, we welcome your participation.
  • We believe that building partnerships and involving residents in outreach efforts is essential for creating a connected and supportive community in NDG.
  • If you would like to learn more about our outreach initiatives or get involved in our efforts, please contact Zhuo Yi Xu, Outreach coordinator by email zoexu@ndg.ca
  • We look forward to working with you to promote available resources, build relationships, and improve the lives of residents in the neighborhood.

Partners:

  • Logis Action NDG,
  • Somerled Metro,
  • Provigo Mehdi Tallaah,
  • Provi-Soir
  • Office Municipal d’Habitation de Montréal (OMHM),
  • The Depot Community Food Centre - Food Markets,
  • Habitation Communautaire NDG (HCNDG),
  • Logement Communautaire Solidaire Grand,

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

Kiosks

To promote resources and engage with residents in the NDG community, kiosks are often set up in public parks and at other community events, providing a convenient and accessible way to connect with residents. The kiosks showcase various resources available in the community, including services, programs, and events. It allows the council to connect with the community in a meaningful way and promote resources that can help improve the quality of life for residents in NDG.

Door to Door

The NDG Community Council uses door-to-door as a crucial strategy to connect with residents who may be isolated or lack access to resources. These residents may be reluctant to leave their homes or may not have the means to access community resources independently. By knocking on residents' doors, the council distributes resources face-to-face and establishes a personal connection with the community. This proactive approach effectively engages overlooked residents, fostering trust and a sense of community in the NDG neighborhood.

Postering

The NDG Community Council actively utilizes postering as an outreach tool to reach a wider population within the neighborhood. The council distributes posters throughout the community and at other community centers in NDG to inform residents about available resources and upcoming events. Posters are an accessible and low-cost way to communicate with the community and can effectively reach people who may not have access to digital communication channels. The council strategically places posters in high-traffic areas to raise awareness about important issues and connect with a diverse range of residents.
Outreach in NDG
Outreach in NDG
Outreach in NDG
Outreach in NDG

LAST YEAR STATISTIC

43 door-to-door outreach visits, knocking on 6,435 apartment doors. Out of those, we had face-to-face conversations with residents in 3,650 apartments.
Set up kiosks at our partner community organisations, resulting in interactions with 323 residents.
Reached over 325 residents through outreach activities held in public areas such as food markets and parks. Interacted with 250 residents through outreach activities conducted at our own office
Reached over 1200 residents through outreach activities organised at NDG Community Council events

Vision for future outreach in NDG

Partnership with other organizations

Partnership is a critical component of successful outreach efforts in the NDG neighborhood. The NDG Community Council actively seeks partnerships with other community organizations to maximize outreach opportunities and better serve the needs of residents. For instance, the council provides kiosks during other organizations' events, and community workers from other organizations can join together for outreach initiatives. By working collaboratively, the Council can promote resources not only from its own organization but also from other organizations in NDG. This is made possible through effective communication and trust-building efforts among community organizations. By sharing information about available resources and collaborating on outreach initiatives, community organizations can help to ensure that residents are aware of and have access to the services they need. Partnership is a crucial aspect of building a connected and supportive community in NDG.

Partnership with residents

Partnership with residents is another essential aspect of successful outreach efforts in the NDG neighborhood. The NDG Community Council works to involve residents in outreach activities, such as kiosks and door-to-door campaigns, by recruiting volunteers from the community. This approach not only enables the council to expand its outreach efforts but also empowers residents to actively participate in the community and learn more about the services offered by the council. By involving residents in outreach initiatives, the council can build trust, establish relationships, and gain valuable insights into the needs of the community. This partnership approach fosters a sense of ownership and pride among residents and promotes a more connected and engaged community in NDG.

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