The Concertation Interquartiers (CIQ) is an inter-neighbourhood coalition of community groups concerned with the impact of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) hospital to be built at the Glen Campus.
The community partners are:
- Notre-Dame-de-Grace: NDG Community Council, CSSS Cavendish and the CDEC CDN-NDG.
- Westmount: Westmount Municipal Association, CSSS de la Montagne and the Contactivity Centre.
- St-Henri: RESO, Solidarité St-Henri, and the CSSS Sud-Ouest – Verdun.
The CIQ’s mission is to work with the MUHC to optimize the positive and minimize the negative effects to our neighbourhoods from the arrival of a mega-hospital at our borders.
With research support from Montreal universities, the CIQ is actively exploring several different avenues: how can the MUHC become a major employer of local residents? How can the hospital stimulate local businesses? How can we minimize the inconveniences during construction period? How can we ensure a harmonious integration of the hospital into the surrounding neighbourhoods? Our work also considers the impact of the Turcot Interchange, key to accessing the Glen Campus site.