FTGU Activities

The Beginning

Motivated by the idea of taking action against the frenzied gentrification trend that is affecting Montreal’s neighborhoods head on, young and old Montrealers had the idea of coming together in the collective From the Ground Up.

The Activities

We initiated our movement on November 3rd 2018, when as a group of young volunteers conscient of the housing challenges Montreal is facing, we organized a very successful one day conference that focused on the community control of land, housing, and economy. The conference lit a spark among the approximately 150 participants who came from all over Montreal.

We then organized a series of 5 preparatory popular education workshops on the same themes, in the lead up to a broader conference that would take place at the Canadian Center of Architecture on April 12-13-14, 2019. The preparatory as well as 3-day conference had unprecedented success on the themes of community control of housing, land and economy.

Our Collaborators

Logo de l'organisme Bâtiment 7
Logo de l'organisme Habitat International Coalition
Logo de l'organisme Maison du développement durable
Logo de l'organisme Vivacité Montréal
Logo de l'organisme Seize
Logo de l'organisme CoHabitat
Logo de l'organisme Groupe de réflexion en droit privé
Logo de l'organisme Justice et durabilité alimentaire
Logo de l'organisme Sur Place Média
Logo de l'organisme Association récréative Milton Parc

Logo de l'organisme Community Land Trust
Logo de l'organisme Gauche urbaine de Montréal
Logo de l'organisme La Place commune
Logo de l'organisme Brique par Brique
Logo de l'organisme Global Platform for the Right to the City
Logo de l'organisme QPIRG McGill
Logo de l'organisme Midnight Kitchen
From the Ground Up warmly thank Taking ITGlobal, a financial aid support program from Rising Youth, for their financial support which allowed to organize this event