Québec

Mon Resto Saint Michel (Québec)

Mission

Issu de la concertation, líorganisme en fait sa pierre angulaire. Il a développé, plusieurs projets en partenariat avec le milieu. Cette pratique permet de conjuguer tous les efforts nécessaires afin díagir au quotidien pour une transformation sociale et contribuer une meilleure qualité de vie des citoyens du quartier.

This organization's main cornerstone is based on the resulting consultation from the people looking for our services. We have developed several projects in partnership with the community. This practice makes it possible to combine all the necessary efforts in order to act daily for a social transformation and to contribute to a better quality of life of the citizens of the district.

Mon Resto Saint-Michel prÙne la prise en charge individuelle et mise sur le potentiel des citoyens pour quíils participent en tant quíacteurs au développement de la communauté micheloise.

Mon Resto Saint-Michel advocates for individual care and trusts on the potential of citizens to participate as actors in the development of the community of Michelois.

History

Mon Resto Saint-Michel emerges from needs expressed by local residents during the general assembly of the René-Goupil Educational Center in 1993.

From this desire was born the organization in 1994, which advocates healthy eating accessible to all, in a welcoming environment and with respect for individuals. It is also a meeting place, exchange of information, training, mutual aid and solidarity.

Mon Resto Saint-Michel has thus developed three complementary axes: food security, support for families and social and professional integration as a first step in helping the needs of people in it's community. The Citizen Space was added as a fourth axis in 2005 to complement our services and to offer a safe place to meet and organize.

What does the CHW do?

Mon Resto Saint-Michel advocates for individual care and trusts on the potential of citizens to participate as actors in the development of the community of Michelois.

What difference does it make?

This organization's main cornerstone is based on the resulting consultation from the people looking for our services. We have developed several projects in partnership with the community. This practice makes it possible to combine all the necessary efforts in order to act daily for a social transformation and to contribute to a better quality of life of the citizens of the district.

What are some successes?

Mon Resto Saint-Michel emerges from needs expressed by local residents during the general assembly of the René-Goupil Educational Center in 1993.

What challenges/risks does the target population face?

Mon Resto Saint-Michel new residents face three main needs: food security, support for families and social and professional integration. Meeting these needs becomes the first step in helping achieve success for the people and their community. The Citizen Space was added as a fourth axis in 2005 to complement our services and to offer a safe place to meet and organize.

WHAT MAKES OUR WORK REWARDING?

From this desire was born the organization in 1994, which advocates healthy eating accessible to all, in a welcoming environment and with respect for individuals. It is also a meeting place, exchange of information, training, mutual aid and solidarity.

Profile of the organization: Mon Resto Saint-Michel is an organization working on food security, family support, socio-economic integration and citizen participation. He has been practicing for almost 15 years.

Through its activities, Mon Resto Saint Michel helps create a living environment where citizens can take charge and develop their potential as a key player in the development of their community.

The activities of Mon Resto mainly target the HLM Jean Rivard in order to reduce the effect of ghettoization and impoverishment experienced by this party. Nevertheless, they are spreading more and more to the entire Saint Michel district, characterized by its multiethnicity and considered as one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods on the Island of Montreal.

In all the activities of the organization are summarized as follows:

1- Kitchen section: the organization has a community restaurant that serves nutritious meals at a modest price.

2- Childhood-family component: the organization offers a Daycare service to give families a break. Individualized monitoring is done with the children and the parents to accompany them and reinforce their parental role.

The component also includes a '' bedondaine '' project, which involves following up with pregnant women.

3- Food Troubleshooting Component: the organization has a food bank whose objective is to administer urgent food aid to poor families.

4- Food Security Component: the objective is to create Alternatives to food assistance through the development of other initiatives such as: the Moisson project (families participate in food sorting, food safety) ... collective kitchens, food groups collective purchase, community gardens, cooking classes ...

5- Mobilization and participation component Citizen: the organization develops participation projects Citizen: - Citizen Space: this project gave birth to three projects The Angels of Security: a vigil consisting of volunteer parents who accompany the children on the way to the school when going back and forth.

Contact:

phone: (514)376-3218
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: 8461 Allée de Saint-Léonard # 3 Montreal, Quebec
www.monrestostmichel.org

Networks

CHW Network - Alberta

CHW Network - British Columbia

CHW Network - Manitoba

CHW Network - Ontario

CHW Network - Québec