Citizens, agencies and institutions are increasingly pooling their efforts in the neighbourhoods, municipalities and RCMs in order to find solutions to local problems.
They are coming together in local round tables to address issues associated with poverty and social exclusion.
What exactly is a local round table?
- An association of partners who belong to different networks (community, municipal, school, etc.) and operate in different fields of intervention (youth, seniors, mental health, food security, etc.).
- A structured organization for discussion, mobilization and project development.
Why establish a round table?
- To combine strengths
- Adopt a common vision of needs and solutions
- Develop collective projects
- Have a greater impact on poverty and exclusion
What issues do the round tables tackle?
- All issues that contribute to improving the social environment and living conditions: housing, food security, transportation, safety and security, access to recreation, sports and culture, citizen participation.
- By mobilizing citizens
- Identifying the social issues specific to the community
- Finding ways to revitalize neighbourhoods, fight school dropout, facilitate the integration of the cultural communities, establish new services, etc.
- Maintaining constant communication between the partners
What support does Centraide provide?
- It strengthens the community fabric by supporting the community agencies to ensure their stability and solidity
- Promotes community mobilization by supporting local round tables
- Strengthens the bridging leadership of local community actors
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