Collective Community Services (CCS) Montreal has launched a survey for the English-speaking community the borough of Lasalle to identify their level of need for various social services.
CCS will use this anonymous survey to create a portrait of the needs in the community. Between now and November 22nd, CCS will invite Lasalle’s English-speaking residents aged 16 and over to identify the services they see as having the most important impact on their quality of life. The survey also includes questions about residents’ socioeconomic background and their awareness of, and access to, existing community services. The survey will be available in both paper and online format available at the CCS website, and will be diffused with the help of local community organizations. According to the 2016 census 41% of Lasalle’s population identifies as English-speaking, with English-speakers in the borough more likely than their French-speaking neighbours to live in low-income situations. The portrait resulting from this survey will therefore yield vital information to community stakeholders and decision-makers as to the challenges faced by a significant part of the population they serve. The survey can be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWP7ixhUoTmDB9wvVaIuc1brbA_bq7w-Q6OnNqQMmljH4_xg/viewform
CCS has served the English-speaking communities of Greater Montreal for over 85 years. The survey is part of CCS’ Enhancing Regional Community Capacity (ERCC) project, an initiative made possible by support from the Quebec Secretariat for Relations with English Speakers as well as the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN). This project allows CCS to better understand the community it works in and information collected in the survey will enable CCS to effectively represent the interests of the community to stakeholders.
CCS has been working with the CHSSN since 2002. It established the Networking Partnership Initiative (NPI) in the boroughs of Lasalle and Verdun in 2008. The NPI, one of 25 across Quebec, empowers English-speakers and supports communities in accessing health and social services through the development of stronger networks and partnerships with government stakeholders. The ERCC project enables organizations within the CHSSN network to broaden their services to English-speaking communities by identifying new avenues of support.
For more info contact 514-937-5351 ext 210 or ERCC@ccs-montreal.org
This initiative is made possible through funding from
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