First eponymous conference

November 3, 2018
At UQAM – Coeur des sciences

Hosted by the CCMP
Milton Parc Citizens’ Committee

Conference From the Ground Up
Empowering cooperatives through the community control of land

How can we renew and expand a movement for the community control of land and housing?
How can we build an economy based on ecology and human needs?

An invitation to housing activists, community organizers, and engaged members of the public to an afternoon of discussion, networking, and food.

(12h: Lunch)

13h: THE COMMUNITY CONTROL OF HOUSING: CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES AND LONG TERM STRATEGIES
(panel & discussion)

  • Moderator: Julie Sarrazin (CCMP and resident in the Communauté Milton Parc)
  • Daniel Paul Bork (Project Genesis and the Blue Bonnets Project)
  • Louise Constantin (Activist in the cooperative housing movement)
  • Shannon Franssen (Solidarity St Henri and the Malting project)

(14h30: Break)

15h: BEYOND HOUSING: BUILDING AN ECONOMY FROM THE GROUND UP

  • Moderator: Dru Oja Jay (Populus)
  • Pierre-Alain Cotnoir (FECHIMM and WEBTV.COOP)
  • Antoine Trussart (Réseau COOP)
  • Erika Licón (Concordia University, CCMP, and resident of Communauté Milton Parc)

(16h30: Break)

17h: NEIGHBOURHOOD DISCUSSION GROUPS

(18h30: Dinner + Party at Galeries du Parc)

This conference was organized for the Milton Parc Citizens’ Committee’s (MPCC) 50th anniversary and the Communauté Milton Parc’s (CMP) 30th anniversary.

The Milton Parc Community (CMP) gathers the largest community housing project on a community land trust. In Montreal, 1500 residents live without landlords and cooperatively self-manage their housing. And we want to go even further.

CCMP would like to thank its partners: SDC Milton Parc, l’Association Récréative de Milton Parc, La Génératrice (Forum jeunesse de l’Île de Montréal), QPIRG McGill, the Department of Community Psychology (UQAM), the Department of Geography, Planning & Environment, the Institute of Urban Futures, and Professor Cynthia Hammond.

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