About us

Background

The climate emergency and social inequalities are among the greatest challenges facing our society. They also represent an opportunity to rethink the way we live and build cities together, to make them more resilient, inclusive, prosperous and convivial. To seize this opportunity, all the driving forces of our territories must contribute through concrete actions, in keeping with the strong and long-standing tradition of mobilization of Montreal’s civil society.

Montreal has a duty to contribute fully to this process, and the process has been underway for several years. The City of Montreal’s Vision 2030 shows the extent to which the socio-ecological transition is a fundamental priority for the metropolis in the coming years.

However, for this priority to be transformed into a genuine social project, much greater, more diversified and effective participation by the city’s citizens and organizations is required. While many citizen initiatives have emerged, few have found the conditions for scaling them up. Collaboration with public administration and institutions is sometimes complex, and initiatives struggle to link up to form a truly mobilizing narrative. The challenges of transition demand that we go further collectively and accelerate the pace.

Credits: Markus Spiske
Fair of the possible in the small homeland, organized by Solon in September 2020. Credits: City of Montreal

Mission

Transition en Commun federates an alliance of citizens, civil society players and organizations, the City of Montreal and other institutions around a co-construction approach, with a dual overall objective:

(1) to generate, popularize, celebrate and mobilize around a shared vision of the socio-ecological transition
(2) to collectively give ourselves the means to implement it, notably through new commitments from the institutions concerned, first and foremost in Montreal and for the benefit of the mobilization of neighborhoods for the transition.

Our vision of the socio-ecological transition is based on..:

  • Neighborhoods and local life
  • Citizen participation, democracy and the creation of commons
  • Social economy and social innovation
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion, strengthening the link between social justice and the environment
  • Culture and the creation of a mobilizing collective narrative

Who are we?

We are an alliance whose governance is based on:

  • A partnership between the city and citizen organizations based on mutual respect and recognition.
  • A shared desire to examine and, where necessary, transform certain practices, both at the City of Montreal and within organizations, in order to maximize the impact of citizen participation and the power of neighborhood action on the socio-ecological transition.
  • Recognition of the independence of action of citizen organizations.
  • A shared desire to support innovations in the field and in municipal administration.

We are organized around thematic bodies, committees and working groups that have the common features of bringing together a diverse representation (institutions, civil society organizations, neighborhood and citizen groups, researchers) and investing in the challenge of co-construction.

Would you like to become a member of the alliance? Membership details will be available shortly. In the meantime, write to us at info@transitionencommun.org.

Co-chair

Bertrand Fouss

TeC Co-chairman

Dominique Olivier

City Councillor, President of the Executive Committee

Marie-Andrée Mauger

Verdun Borough Mayor, Member of the Executive Committee, Responsible for ecological transition and the environment

Members

Anthony Faustin

Conseil jeunesse de Montréal

Anyle Côté

Conseil d'économie sociale de l'île de Montréal (CESIM)

Blaise Rémillard

Conseil régional de l'environnement de Montréal

Christophe Derrien

Regroupement des éco-quartiers, Ville en Vert

Daniel Da Silva

Bureau de la transition écologique et de la résilience, Ville de Montréal

David Kaiser

Montreal Public Health Department

Delphine Chalumeau

Partenariat Climat Montréal

Emilien Gruet

TIESS

Emmanuelle Hébert

Culture Montréal

Fatima Gabriela Salazar Gomez

Hoodstock

Francis Waddell

Demain Verdun

François Bergeron

CDC Centre Sud

Isabelle Gaudette

Montréal Urban Ecology Centre

Joakim Lemieux

Montreal Coalition of Neighborhood Tables

Jonathan Roy

CDC Pointe-aux-Trembles

Layla Belmahi

Conseil Interculturel de Montréal

Louis-Philippe Lizotte

Institut du Nouveau Monde

Marianne-Sarah Saulnier

Conseil des Montréalaises

Marie-Odile Mélançon

Service de la culture, Ville de Montréal

Mathieu Couture

David Suzuki Foundation

Pascal Grenier

Campus de la transition écologique

Sabrina Cardin Ouellette

Catalyseur Bronx Lasalle

Sylvain Lefèvre

CRISES UQAM

Thibault Camara

Service de la diversité et de l’inclusion sociale, Ville de Montréal

Thierry Sénécal

Arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Bertrand Fouss

TeC Co-chairman

Daniel Da Silva

Bureau de la transition écologique et de la résilience, Ville de Montréal

David Kaiser

Montreal Public Health Department

Joakim Lemieux

Montreal Coalition of Neighborhood Tables

Mathieu Couture

David Suzuki Foundation

Moussa Sene

Cabinet de la mairesse et Comité exécutif, Ville de Montréal

Pascal Grenier

Campus de la transition écologique

Sophie L. Van Neste

INRS, Canada Research Chair in Urban Climate Action

Chloé Dodinot

Solon

Christophe Derrien

Regroupement des éco-quartiers, Ville en Vert

Fatima Gabriela Salazar Gomez

Hoodstock

Joakim Lemieux

Montreal Coalition of Neighborhood Tables

Jonathan Roy

CDC Pointe-aux-Trembles

Laurent Montreuil

Ahuntsic-Cartierville en transition

Maxime Barrette

CDC Pointe-aux-Trembles

Sabrina Cardin Ouellette

Catalyseur Bronx Lasalle

Tania Konicheckis

Demain Verdun

Thierry Sénécal

Arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Béatrice Lefebvre

Pole sur la ville résiliente UQAM

Bertrand Fouss

TeC Co-chairman

Catherine Ellyson

Strategic Planning and Organizational Performance Department, City of Montreal

Cécile Vergier

Economic Development Department, City of Montreal

Dan Furukawa Marques

Université Laval

David Kaiser

Montreal Public Health Department

Elena Beaulieu

Maison de l'innovation sociale

Emilien Gruet

TIESS

Éric Pineault

Pôle UQAM Ville résiliente

Grégoire Autin

Paroles d'excluEs

Irène Cloutier

Bureau de la transition écologique et de la résilience, Ville de Montréal

Janie Houle

Chaire de recherche sur la réduction des inégalités sociales de santé (Chaire RISS), UQAM

Jean-Noé Landry

Concordia University

Laurence Bherer

Université de Montréal

Marguerite Mendell

Concordia University

Marie Soleil L’Allier

Projet Collectif

Mélanie Bisson

Maison de l’Innovation Sociale

Mélanie McDonald

Chemins de Transition

Nancy Neamtan

Independant

René Audet

Chaire de recherche UQAM sur la transition écologique

Simon Thibodeau

Independant

Sophie L. Van Neste

INRS, Canada Research Chair in Urban Climate Action

Stéphane Guidoin

Independant

Sylvain Lefèvre

CRISES UQAM

Allison Reynaud

Partenariat Climat Montréal

Bertrand Fouss

TeC Co-chairman

Emmanuel Rondia

Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal

Jacob Pirro

Militant

Jennifer Teasdale-Raymond

Mères au front, Institut du Nouveau Monde

Karine Jalbert

Espace pour la vie, City of Montreal

Marie-Josée Parent

Independant

Mathieu Couture

David Suzuki Foundation

Mélanie Busby

Common Front for Energy Transition

Pascal Grenier

Campus de la transition écologique

Blaise Rémillard

Conseil régional de l'environnement de Montréal

Félissa Lareau Carpentier

Office of Ecological Transition and Resilience, City of Montreal

François-Xavier Michaux

Transition en Commun

Hichem Houhou

Parole d'excluEs

Isabelle Grondin-Hernandez

The Climate Justice Organizing HUB

Jonathan Lebire

Comm-Un

Layla Belmahi

Conseil Interculturel de Montréal

Lourdenie Jean

L'Environnement C'est Intersectionnel

Lylou Sehili

Transition en Commun

Maria Quintero

Common Front for Energy Transition

Marie Soleil L’Allier

Projet Collectif

Miriam Fahmy

TIESS

Nadim Tadjine

Transition en Commun

Nelly Dennene

Conseil des Montréalaises

Noémie Rabetaud

INRS

Samantha Lopez Uri

Projet Collectif

Sophie L. Van Neste

INRS, Canada Research Chair in Urban Climate Action

Amélie Billette

Diversity and Social Inclusion Department

Annie Laurin

Urban Planning and Mobility Department

Caroline Magar Bisson

Service des grands parcs, du Mont-Royal et des sports, City of Montreal

Caroline Richard

Culture Department, City of Montreal

Catherine Ellyson

Strategic Planning and Organizational Performance Department, City of Montreal

Cécile Vergier

Economic Development Department, City of Montreal

Christian Trottier

Urban Planning and Mobility Department, City of Montreal

Daniel Legault

Service de l'habitation, Ville de Montréal

Elisabeth Rivest

Citizen Experience Department, City of Montreal

Félissa Lareau Carpentier

Office of Ecological Transition and Resilience, City of Montreal

Frédérique Belair Bonnet

Citizen Experience Department, City of Montreal

Isabelle Joly

Ecological Transition and Resilience Office

Jean Bourassa

Service de l'habitation, Ville de Montréal

Karine Jalbert

Espace pour la vie, City of Montreal

Maelle Plouganou

Service de l'urbanisme et de la mobilité, Ville de Montréal

Marie-André Rodrigue

Service de planification stratégique et de la performance organisationnelle, Ville de Montréal

Marie-Philippe Chouinard

Ecological Transition and Resilience Office

Marjorie Guillemette-Lavoie

Arrondissement de Montréal-Nord

Maxime Thibault Vézina

Montréal en Commun - Urban Innovation Laboratory, City of Montreal

Nancy Giguère

Ecological Transition and Resilience Office

Thierry Sénécal

Arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Blaise Rémillard

Conseil régional de l'environnement de Montréal

Catherine Chabot

Chaire Approches communautaires et inégalités de santé (UdeM)

Chloé Geoffroy

Direction de la Santé Publique Montréal

Christian Trottier

Urban Planning and Mobility Department, City of Montreal

Fatima Gabriela Salazar Gomez

Hoodstock

Frédéric Bataille

Coalition mobilité active Montréal

Jérôme Laviolette

Université McGill - Département de géographie

Pauline Wolff

LocoMotion, Solon

Raouf Sadeddine

Coop Carbone

Theophil Haberstroh

Coop Carbone

Ugo Lachapelle

UQAM

Bertrand Fouss

TeC Co-chairman

Christophe Derrien

Regroupement des éco-quartiers, Ville en Vert

Daniel Legault

Service de l'habitation, Ville de Montréal

Émilie Laurin-Dansereau

ACEF du Nord

Gérard Lombard

Coopérative de solidarité Celsius

Jean Bourassa

Service de l'habitation, Ville de Montréal

Oriol Gavaldà

Next Generation Cities Institute, Concordia University

Sophie Goudreau

Secteur Environnement urbain et santé des populations, Direction régionale de santé publique

Sophie L. Van Neste

INRS, Canada Research Chair in Urban Climate Action

Stéphanie Lopez

Vivre en Ville

Ursula Eicker

Chaire d’excellence en recherche du Canada sur les collectivités et les villes intelligentes, durables et résilientes, Université Concordia

Bertrand Fouss

TeC Co-chairman

Caroline Magar Bisson

Service des grands parcs, du Mont-Royal et des sports, City of Montreal

Christophe Derrien

Regroupement des éco-quartiers, Ville en Vert

Dan Furukawa Marques

Université Laval

Elisabeth Rivest

Citizen Experience Department, City of Montreal

France Levert

Coallition Climat Montreal

Frédérique Belair Bonnet

Citizen Experience Department, City of Montreal

Isabelle Gaudette

Montréal Urban Ecology Centre

Laurence Bherer

Université de Montréal

Marguerite Mendell

Concordia University

Marie-Odile Mélançon

Service de la culture, Ville de Montréal

Michel Pierpaoli

Demain Verdun

Nadim Tadjine

Transition en Commun

Nancy Neamtan

Independant

Team

Alexis Curodeau Codère

Story committee co-coordinator

Antoine St-Germain

Communications coordinator

Audray Fontaine

Knowledge Committee Coordinator

Knowledge Axis Coordinator, Campus de la transition écologique

Félissa Lareau Carpentier

Relations with the City of Montreal coordinator

Planning Consultant, Bureau de la transition écologique et de la résilience, Ville de Montréal

François-Xavier Michaux

General Coordinator

Lylou Sehili

Community relations coordinator

Marlies Trujillo Torres

Espace Quartiers Coordinator

«Logement en transition » Working Group Coordinator

Nadim Tadjine

« Gouvernance et démocratie participative » Working Group Coordinator

Nelly Dennene

JEDI committee (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)

Co-director & analyst, La Maison Turquoise La Maison Avocates

Rébecca Gelly-Cyr

”Vivre avec moins de voitures” Working group coordinator

Neighborhood approaches towards demotorization coordinator, CRE Montreal

Simon Thibodeau

Story committee co-coordinator