ABOUT THE NDG COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The NDG Community Council is a not-for-profit organization (informally started in 1942, and formally registered in 1948) that acts to promote, improve and sustain the well-being of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce community and its residents. The Council is one of 31 Tables de quartier on the Island of Montreal, each with the mandate of bringing together and mobilizing various actors in its territory (community organizations, associations, institutions, the private sector) as well as residents to involve them in a concerted effort to identifying community needs, setting priorities for action, as well as ensuring implementation and follow-up.
We are an organization created by the NDG community that listens, mobilizes, facilitates and acts. We foster partnerships between residents, community partners and key players to identify and address needs and emerging issues in order to cultivate strategy and solutions. As allies, we exist for the community as a whole while supporting and strengthening the most vulnerable and isolated. The NDG Community Council strives to achieve a socially just, inclusive and sustainable community.
- Inclusiveness and representation that reflects the community
- Social justice and support for the vulnerable
- Autonomy of community initiatives and projects
- Citizen participation in decision-making
- Belief in the capacity of individuals and organisations
- Strong community
The district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is bounded on the north by Côte Saint-Luc Road, on the east by Claremont Avenue (south-east) and Gray Avenue (north-east), to the south by St. Jacques Street and on the west by Connaught Avenue. The Council is active in all corners of NDG, with a specific focus on the district’s priority sectors: Fielding-Walkley, Westhaven, St-Raymond, and Benny Farm-Sherbrooke Forest.
The Council encourages and supports partnerships and concerted actions. NDG benefits from a strong culture of collaboration between groups and organisations. The Council participates directly on many Coalitions and Committees, and chairs many of them.
The Council mobilises residents and groups to work together to improve the quality of life of all people in the community through different strategies such as organizing public assemblies, supporting residents initiatives, and hosting neighborhood festivals.
The Council provides information and referral services in person, through our website by email, and by phone. The Council continues to work on developing different tools to ensure that information about community resources are accessible.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
NDG Community Council is the winner of the 2018 Solidaires Mobilization. The Solidaires Mobilization is awarded to a neighbourhood roundtable or group of agencies that have launched an outstanding collective action that has contributed to their community’s social development.
2012 CDN-NDG Borough
The Council received the Outstanding Citizens award for its 70 years of resident mobilisation.