NDG COMMUNITY SPACE COALITION

The NDG Community Space Coalition was initially formed in December 2009 following a series of needs assessment and visioning exercises between more than a dozen NDG community groups, with the Council being mandated with the coordination role. The main objective for the Coalition since that time has been to ensure that every community organization in NDG has access to affordable and adequate space for their work, and ensure that these shared spaces are universally accessible for all. Through collective advocacy, the Space Coalition was instrumental in supporting Head & Hands transform the Old Benny Library into their new permanent home in 2016. Following this accomplishment, many community members successfully pushed for access to community space to be included in the NDG Community Strategic Plan in 2016, and access to space was selected among the 5 Goals of the Plan.  

NDG Community Space Coalition

VISION & VALUES

To maintain and develop a healthy, sustainable network of community spaces in Notre-Dame-de-Grace. We strive for spaces that will meet organizational needs and strengthen collective work through increased synergy and cooperation.
  • Accessibility
  • Health and Environment
  • Innovation and Collaboration
  • Sustainability

GOALS:

  1. Ensure that every community organization in NDG has an affordable and adequate space for their work, and ensure that these shared spaces are universally accessible for all.
  2. Regenerate a healthy urban environment by ensuring that the design and construction of all community spaces is carried out according to green building principles and practices.
  3. Inspire creativity and collective learning through the day-to-day information sharing and cross-pollination that happens naturally when organizations share spaces and resources.
  4. Develop a model that will enable organizations to engage in long-term, holistic work without worrying about the stability of their physical spaces.

APPROACH:

Maintain adequate spaces:
We will begin our work by focusing on strategies to maintain and enhance existing shared community spaces in NDG to ensure that we are building on a solid foundation.
Transparent and Participatory Process:
Respond to the greatest needs:
Dynamic and flexible strategies:
Collaborate with institutional and government stakeholders:

MEMBERS

The Depot Community Food Centre
Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi NDG
Bienvenue à NDG,
Head & Hands 
Loyola Youth Center
Westhaven Community Centre
HCNDG
Espace Knox
Notre-Dame-des-Arts
CMTQ
Trinity Foundation
NDG Community Council as Coalition chair,
and individual resident members with a keen interest in the issue.
All are welcome to join.

DOCUMENTS & USEFUL LINKS

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CONTACTS

(514) 484-1471

fax: (514) 484-1687

ndgcc@ndg.ca