Assembly on urban safety in Montreal-Nord

July 2022 – Citizens’ Assembly on urban safety

On July 15, 2022, Parole d’excluEs organized a citizens’ meeting to explore possible solutions to the feeling of insecurity in Montreal-Nord with about fifty people living in the neighbourhood. The testimonials collected during the discussion groups show that the feeling of insecurity experienced by the individuals present is mainly related to various forms of incivilities. During the assembly, several possible solutions were formulated collectively. Examples include better planning of public spaces, support for families, the formation of citizens’ brigades, the creation of links with young people and the use of cameras by the police.