The Plancher project

Details on the process

Why launch this project?

The housing environment is changing and we need to join forces to ensure that the change reflects our collective values and ambitions.

The community housing sector in Quebec is strong and resilient. It is one of the most established in Canada. Organizations across the province have long struggled to provide dignified living conditions for all, regardless of their history.

It is by working together and by building on our achievements that we can continue to develop and meet the growing needs of Quebecers.

Who can get involved?

We want the largest possible number of organizations that are working in community housing, working with people with housing needs, or dealing with housing-related situations to join us in the process.

Any and all organizations that want to participate are welcome. The greater the diversity of the participants, the richer the results will be.

If you have any questions about the project,

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What are the steps involved? 


May 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Zoom. Our guests: Guerda Amazan of La Maison d’Haïti, Adam Mongrain of Vivre en ville, Alana Wahiano:ron Kane of Kahnawà:ke Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services.

Register here.

Gathering personal experiences

To lay the groundwork for the process, we’re inviting certain key players in our sector to share their situations and needs. At our invitation, these discussions and interviews will provide food for thought for the brainstorming sessions.

Brainstorming session

May 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During this meeting, we will be in exploration and idea generation mode.
Register here.

Prototyping session

June 7, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in person (subject to health measures and restrictions) This is when we will identify actionable ideas as a group.
Register here.

Start-up phase

In the fall (dates to be announced)

Initiatives with the most transformative potential and buy-in will be refined.

If you’re involved in the community-housing sector in Québec, or if you’re a sector partner, we want to hear from you. To discuss your experience with us and your dreams for the sector’s future, please join us in our efforts!


Would you like to take part in the Plancher project?