Our Recent Accomplishments
Taking the first steps!
A new Concertation Coordinator was hired to manage the TQSOI Social Development dossier and we are now well into the research and planning process. A key milestone was reached when the Social Development Action Plan Committee (SDAPC) convened as a group for their first meeting on September 27, 2023. Their mandate in addition to other foundational documents were approved by consensus. We are now able to continue on our path towards the creation of the second Portrait and Action Plan 2024–2029.
The Table de quartier sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île, in collaboration with its partner organizations, and as part of the Volunteering Support’s initiatives (Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Committee) dedicated to fostering a culture of youth volunteerism in the West Island, successfully organized the fall edition of the Youth Volunteer Fair on September 23rd. This event proved to be a resounding success for the local organizations and individuals who participated.
TQSOI project, “Together for a More Inclusive Southern West Island” is dedicated to enhancing the engagement of people of immigrant origin and ethnocultural minorities in local community organizations and the broader community decision-making processes. Over the summer of 2023, our project team meticulously crafted a comprehensive strategy to engage these communities and construct their “Portrait of Participation.” This effort involved surveys and a thorough review of pertinent literature. More information on this project.
Last October 19th, the TQSOI organized, in collaboration with TQNOIM and PME MTL Ouest-de-l’île, a Food Security Forum uniting more than 75 food security stakeholders, policy makers and engaged citizens. The event was a real success but first and foremost a great opportunity to discuss our collective needs and challenges around food security in the West Island. It was also an opportunity to present our latest Portrait on the state of food security in the West Island along with an updated resource list.
On October 22nd, 2023, a community food drive was organized in partnership with the YMCA. It was an extraordinary success with more than 262 cars stopping by to donate which resulted in about 50 boxes to each of the 4 food banks!