MONTREAL PARTICIPATORY BUDGET
CONSULTATIONS IN NDG

The NDG Community Council mobilizes residents and community groups to participate and share their ideas and projects by organizing public consultations and meetings. We inform the NDG community about the importance of getting involved in enhancing life in NDG.

Participatory Budget CDN-NDG

How do participatory budgets work

  1. Residents submit their project ideas.
  2. The city or the borough reviews the ideas received, develops them into achievable projects, or improves them. Then they assess the feasibility of the projects and draw up a final list to submit to a vote.
  3. The projects that receive the most votes are completed, within the allocated budget.

ACTIVITIES

Participatory Budget CDN-NDG

Participatory Budget CDN-NDG 2023

The 2023 participatory budget provides an opportunity to address the various needs of families in our neighbourhoods and foster ties with our neighbours so as to generate ideas that hold promise. In the months ahead and through our collective effort, these ideas will be transformed into projects. You will then vote to determine which projects will be implemented. This is a unique opportunity to experience a new form of democracy: participatory democracy.
Budget participatif in NDG
Budget participatif in NDG
Budget participatif in NDG

HISTORY

2023

This year the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN-NDG) organizes the first "Participatory Budget" with a budget of $200.000. The NDG Community Council invites you, to think and propose ideas to meet the needs in the following theme: “The quality of life of families”, which is a dynamic sense of well-being of the family, collectively and subjectively defined and informed by its members, in which individual and family-level needs interact.

2022

This year the City of Montreal organizes the second "Participatory Budget" with a budget of 30 million dollars.
NDG Community Council invites you, to think and propose solutions to meet the needs in the following themes:
  • YOUTH: Meet the needs of Montrealers who are 30 years old or younger.
  • SAFETY: Offer safe living environments (safe mobility, prevention and a sense of safety on public property, protection against severe inclement weather).
  • EQUITY: Ensure that Montrealers from all walks of life have equitable access to municipal infrastructures across city territory.

2021

The Participatory Budget is a new process run by the City of Montreal which enables residents to participate in the allocation of a part of the city’s budget. The City allocated $10M in its 2021 budget for innovative projects proposed by the community.
In January 2021 the Council hosted a virtual workshop with the community to exchange project ideas together, to present an initiative, and to submit collectively. Residents or organisations who wished to submit individually were also welcomed to participate in order to share ideas with their community.
The Council presented the concept of Mini Urban Forests, a concept inspired by the Miyawaki model for urban forests in urban settings.
After the impact of COVID-19, in 2021, our outreach team focused on bringing the community back together through different kiosks and outdoor festive events such as neighborhood barbecue, the wheel game and community gardening.
Wheel game: Having spent all of last summer surveying residents the team felt that general outreach needed some new tools. We created the wheel game as a result!
In total 303 residents were surveyed
we had approximately 35 winners of gift cards or electronic Tablets

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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