Montréal citizens, elected representatives and business owners joined the ranks of the the Board of Governors, a volunteer committee whose goal is to benefit from Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations to generate socioeconomic projects that breathe new life into the city.
In partnership with the Amplifier Montréal movement, the Maison de l’innovation sociale will take part in the Neighbourhoods Come Alive for the 375th tour of Montréal’s 19 boroughs to meet and talk with more than 500 children and teens in all of the city’s districts with the aim of better understanding their dreams for Montréal’s future. The project will reinforce the connection with the youngest citizens and help complete the Plan d'action 2017 de la politique de l'enfant de la Ville de Montréal.
A microfinancing fund aimed at young entrepreneurs will actively support the development of 375 new projects. This initiative of the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal will be launched April 27, during the Grande rencontre des jeunes entrepreneurs du monde francophone.
The food security program will help tackle the problem of hunger by establishing a new processing unit and optimizing the logistics chain. This project enjoys support from Sobeys, President's Choice and Saputo, in partnership with Moisson Montréal food bank and the Ville de Montréal.
Key players will network to strengthen Montréal’s international positioning in this industry of the future. Details of this project will be the subject of a later announcement.
Development of this field and the local expertise it relies upon will help strengthen Montréal’s positioning and enhance its international visibility. Details of this project will be the subject of a later announcement.
A working group will facilitate commercialization and collaboration between all players in this leading-edge niche. Details of this project will be the subject of a later announcement.
This project will bring together nearly 10 000 students to beautify 25 school exteriors, from the 5 school boards on the island, in the context of Montréal's 375th anniversary.
This project contributes to the long-term integration of international students and helps retain this diverse pool of talent by completely immersing them in Montreal’s unique cultural scene.