September 25, 2014
Montreal, September 25, 2014 – The mayor of Montreal, Mr. Denis Coderre and Monique Valley, head of social and community development as well as roaming the Executive Committee of the City of Montreal, today announced the Father’s house the Montreal Action Plan 2014-2017 roaming the City of Montreal. The plan includes 12 specific actions and forty engagements, offers to help the homeless break the cycle of homelessness and improve the lives of people who are homeless in metropolis. In addition, the City is committed to spend an additional sum of one million dollars in support of various measures that will result from this action plan.
Among the measures implemented, the mayor announced a call for proposals was launched to engage the services of a non-profit organization whose mandate will be to implement an approach of counting people experiencing homelessness in Montreal .
“Homelessness is a complex issue with multiple causes, and the faces of those who live this sad reality are becoming more diverse. The phenomenon of homelessness can not, of course, be reduced to a single digit or given. It is essential to join this particularly vulnerable population to support it as part of a process of intervention and refer them to appropriate resources. The identification of people experiencing homelessness is already in major cities but the approach advocated by the City of Montreal approach is innovative in that it will also provide ad hoc support to those and those in precarious situations ” , said the mayor of Montreal.
On 19 September, a call for proposals has been launched to engage the services of a community organization or a research group who will be entrusted with the success of this approach. The main purpose of the count is to obtain a more accurate picture of urban wandering Montreal. The results of this approach will be conducted in two stages, in the winter of 2014-2015 and summer 2015, should be available in fall 2015.
Appointment of a guardian of the homeless
Today’s event was also the occasion to announce that the city administration will issue a call for nominations to identify a person who will act as the protector of the people traveling. Like the City of Vancouver, for over twenty years, has benefited from the expertise of Judy Graves, the protector of the homeless will have a mandate to ensure respect for the rights of the homeless, to assess measures put in place to help them and make recommendations.
Improvements budgets allocated to the fight against homelessness
Action Plan unveiled plans bonus amounts allocated to the fight against homelessness. Through a budget of one million dollars, the City will establish the capability to deploy its Action Plan and further intensify its actions on four guiding principles. Thus, knowledge sharing, providing alternatives to homelessness, reducing problems of sharing urban space and strengthening the exercise of citizenship have been proposed as the backbone of the 2nd Plan municipal action.
“In Montreal, as in all large cities, urban homelessness has many implications and we must do everything we can to provide assistance to those who need it most. That is why we are strengthening budgets allocated to the fight against homelessness and produced the action plan to help our fellow citizens who are struggling more effectively “said Mr. Coderre.
The Action Plan targeted roaming will be conducted in collaboration with all partners of the City of Montreal. The Plan includes 12 actions and forty commitments and proposes initiatives, particularly in the areas of housing, coaching, cohabitation, awareness and training. To obtain an electronic version of the document, please visit the following website: ville.montreal.qc.ca/diversité.
source: http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/ translated by bing
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