5 February 2018
Our partner Sentier urbain recently received the Grand prix Agir ensemble 2017 from the Ville de Montréal for the Jardin Biodiversité et Pollinisateurs (biodiversity and pollinating garden) located on land near the Jacques Cartier Bridge. This award was given as part of Opération patrimoine Montréal to recognize citizen contributions to preserving heritage in all its forms. For more information, watch the Ville de Montréal’s video of the award-winning project.
Partnering with organizations such as Sentier urbain is one way that The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) contributes to its mission as a social and urban contributor and to its sustainable development approach.
Sentier urbain is a non-profit that greens urban spaces for the well-being of society. It gets local communities involved in planting activities and urban agriculture in “social greening” initiatives. This community-based action also includes activities and workshops for various clienteles (schools, day camps, organizations and residents), and gets youth who are reintegrating into society involved in horticultural or other Sentier urbain activities.
For five years, JCCBI has had a partnership with Sentier urbain, which works with communities near the Jacques Cartier Bridge. In addition to improving the Ville-Marie neighbourhood with the organization’s greening work, this collaboration is a unique way for JCCBI to connect with people who live, work and play near the Jacques Cartier Bridge.