Westhaven is one of the four key sectors in NDG. The neighborhood is bound by Saint-Jacques and Sherbrooke Street on the east and west and West Broadway and Connaught on the north and south.
The Council works with key stakeholders and actors within the community including residents, volunteers, employees and business owners in order to give voice to their concerns and visions for Westhaven.
The Westhaven Neighbourhood Committee was formed in 2012. Involving key partners and local residents, the committee aims to create a space in which challenges and opportunities within the community are discussed in depth. Since its formation, the committee has begun reflecting on its vision, mission, goals, and priorities. In 2013 the committee conducted a local survey and gained a deeper understanding of the specific needs of the community. The committee is constantly reaching out to more stakeholders within the community, it partners with key organizations and organizes various activities to increasingly involve the citizens of Westhaven. Relevant connections are being made through mobilization and partnerships within the community for the purpose of developing projects that link residents with services and facilities in their neighborhood and in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce as a whole.
The vision of the Westhaven Neighbourhood Committee is to create a lively, vibrant and integrated environment in which diverse discussions are initiated, goals are set and relevant connections are made through mobilization and partnerships within the Westhaven community for the purpose of developing projects that improve the quality of life of the neighbourhood and Notre-Dame de Grace as a whole.
The committee’s mission is to act as a catalyst for social and economic development by facilitating consultations, encouraging discussions and supporting residents and those who have a vested interest in the Westhaven community at large in the planning and implementation of projects and activities. As a catalyst, the committee aims to empower residents and partners within the Westhaven community, by providing an initial support and creating a positive space in which they can further build a community which they envision.
NDG Community Council
Westhaven Community Center
Concordia Hyve Café
Loyola High School
CIUSS du Centre Ouest de l’île de Montréal
Food Depot Alimentaire
Residents of Westhaven
Key Issues and Action Plan
Since 2013 the Westhaven Neighbourhood Committee is working on a neighborhood Action Plan, which tackles 7 key issues:
3. Social cohesion and communication
4. Safety and circulation
6. Environmental quality
7. Food security
Neighbourhood Summer Party