PRIORITY SECTOR COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE
NDG’s four priority sectors face many common issues ranging from food insecurity to poor housing and social isolation, and require consistent attention. The approach to community work in each sector varies depending on the organisations present and the funding available, but to date there has been no common space for the four sectors to ensure a balance, exchange best practices and share resources. To better monitor the 4 sectors, the NDG Community Council formed a transitionnal committee to propose an intervention plan based on the work over the last year. The proposal aims to bring together individual reflections and expertise to benefit all sectors, which in practice means creating a single forum for exchange coordinated by an Action Table for the four sectors.
Table of Action for the 4 Sectors (TA4S)
Since 2006 the Council has worked in the 4 priority sectors and has been working on creating a space to bring together people working in these sectors (it is now called the Table of Action for the 4 Sectors, TA4S). The transition committee proposed to organise two meetings per year to exchange our experience and better coordinate our resources to improve the quality of life in the 4 sectors.
- We organised the second meeting for Table d’Action (TA4S) 16 May 2019 (22 participants)
- We formed a steering committee to plan and coordinate the Table meetings (9 members)
- September 2019: Following Centraide's recommendations, we requested the support of Dynamo to help the steering committee in building the intervention plan. In November, we started working with two consultants from Dynamo (we were approved for 300 hours).
The Mesure 17 program, funded by CIUSSS Central West, is providing the opportunity for the Westhaven & Fielding-Walkley neighbourhood to move towards an environment that enables healthier and more active lifestyle for its residents. NDG Community Council is proud to have accompanied its partners and residents in this program to conduct an in-depth study of the neighbourhood's built environment. For more information on the study's final report and recommendations, please click links below.