The City of Montreal provides a financial contribution to Montreal Concertation for the realization of seven major projects
Montreal, January 12, 2018 – The Executive Committee authorized, at its weekly meeting, a financial contribution of $ 4,660,274 to Concertation régionale de Montréal (Concertation Montréal) for the realization of seven major collaborative projects. staggered from October 2017 to December 2019. The appropriations required to pay this contribution come from the Territorial Development Fund (FDT), given to the City by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy (MAMOT). with the aim of promoting local and regional development on its territory.
“We are pleased to entrust Concertation Montréal with this important mandate to carry out major collaborative projects that will meet important needs for our city. In addition, the selected projects touch themes very dear to our administration, particularly those of childhood, citizen participation, parity and equity, as well as healthy lifestyles, “said the Mayor of Montreal. Montreal, Valérie Plante.
“This announcement is the result of close collaboration between several municipal departments of the City who established the mandates offered to Concertation Montréal. Their implementation will help implement key aspects of several of the City’s policies, plans and strategies, such as the Sustainable Montréal Plan 2016-2020, the Child Policy and the Youth Strategy, “said the economic development officer. and commercial and government relations to the executive committee, Robert Beaudry.
“The Government of Quebec is proud to partner with the City to support the organization Concertation Montréal. This support will allow the emergence of structuring initiatives in favor of the mobilization of communities and the improvement of the living environments of the agglomeration of Montreal, in accordance with the main objectives of the Territories Development Fund, “the Minister said. of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Safety and Minister responsible for the Montreal area, Mr. Martin Coiteux.
The seven major collaborative projects targeted by this financial contribution are based on the following topics:
· Childhood consultation
· The consultation in education
· Citizen participation of young people
· Support for healthy lifestyle habits
· Awareness raising and mobilization on gender and equity issues
· The mobilization of external partner organizations to the Plan Montréal durable 2016-2020
· Council in consultation of the major issues of the agglomeration
Remember that Concertation Montréal is an NPO created from a core of employees of the Montreal Regional Conference of Elected Officials (CRÉ) dissolved in 2015. The organization has the expertise and capacity to act for each of the proposed mandates. .