COLLECTIVE IMPACT PROJECT (CIP) IN NDG
Collective impact is “A disciplined, Cross-sector approach to solving complex social and environmental issues on a large scale.” The NDG Community Council received funding for Phase 1 of the PIC Project. Phase 1 involves acquiring and applying the tenets of JEDI training (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion), creating partnerships and working on a common goal. The focus of the PIC project in NDG is Inclusion: creating conditions for an inclusive community to affect systems change and ensure that residents are included should they choose to be part of community life.
Activities, projects and programs
- The Steering committee agreed to include the PIC with the Strategic Plan
- The Committee worked on presenting the PIC application to Centraide
- We formed a hiring committee and chose the staff person to coordinate the work of the PIC. The staff person started at the end of March 2023.
- The PIC staff works closely with the Consultant of the Strategic Plan
- The PIC staff attended 4 training sessions, as well as participated in 2 collective meetings led by Centraide.
- In April 2023, we co-hosted a training session on Governance with Centraide at the NDG Community Council.
- Borough CDN-NDG
- CIUSSS Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-deMontréal
- Bienvenue à NDG
- Eva Marsden Center
- Jeunesse Loyola
- NDG Community Council
Vivre ensemble - Participation - Inclusion
Montreal neighbourhoods have been mobilizing for several years around collective actions to improve living conditions in their communities. Launched and coordinated by Centraide of Greater Montreal, the Collective Impact Project aims to increase the impact of local mobilization to achieve significant results in poverty reduction.
The Collective Impact Project (CIP) contributes to reducing poverty and social exclusion in Montreal through community-driven initiatives. The CIP gives neighbourhoods the tools and support they need to make real progress in dealing with serious issues. With the 2022 launch of the second phase of the project, 32 Montreal neighbourhoods have been invited to take action!
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.
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.
LAST YEAR STATISTIC
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.