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Publications and media

From our offices

Asma and service user
Albertha
Blue Bonnets: From Vision to Reality
Une justice à deux vitesses
Project Genesis
Rapport Annuel 2013 / PG Annual Report 2013

In the media

Opinion: Quebec's welfare reform bill is aiming at the wrong target

Opinion: Quebec’s welfare reform bill is aiming at the wrong target

Montreal Gazette – February 2, 2016
Metro - Délais inégaux à la Régie du logement

Délais inégaux à la Régie du logement

Métro – 9 juin 2015
The Suburban

CSL asked to urge renewal of federal social housing subsidies

The Suburban - April 22, 2015.
Les Actualités - Quand ils parlent d'économies, c'est sur l'dos des démunis
Gazette - Opinion: New welfare rules unfair to immigrants in particular

Opinion: New welfare rules unfair to immigrants in particular

Montreal Gazette – April 9, 2015
The Suburban

Quebec’s sole housing program slashed

The Suburban – April 1, 2015

Quebec’s only social housing program may be closed

The Suburban - March 19, 2015
Les Actualites - Les organismes communautaires inquiets

Les organismes communautaires inquiets

Les Actualités – 19 mars 2015 (In French)
Gazette - Opinion: Everybody needs a place to call home

Opinion: Everybody needs a place to call home

Montreal Gazette – March 6, 2015
The Suburban

Housing advocates call Régie ‘slow and unresponsive’

The Suburban - February 11, 2015
The Suburban

‘Counter-productive’: Groups denounce welfare reform

Suburban – February 4, 2015
CTV News - welfare bureaucrats nix single mothers quest for work retraining
Montreal Gazette - Letter: We should be waging a war on poverty, not on the poor

Letter: We should be waging a war on poverty, not on the poor

Montreal Gazette – January 29, 2015
CBC Radio Noon

(Audio) Changes to the welfare program

CBC Radio Noon - January 28, 2015
CTV News - Quebec unveils new rules for welfare recipients

Quebec unveils new rules for welfare recipients

CTV News - January 28, 2015
Journal de Montréal - Pas plus de deux semaines à l'étranger pour les assistés sociaux

Pas plus de deux semaines à l’étranger pour les assistés sociaux

Journal de Montréal - 27 janvier 2015
Metro - La réforme de l’aide sociale risque de renforcer les préjugés, dénoncent des organismes
Gazette - Letter: The STM should offer a low-income monthly pass

Letter: The STM should offer a low-income monthly pass

Montreal Gazette - December 23, 2014
Suburban - Right to ride: When even public transit is too expensive

Letter: Right to ride: When even public transit is too expensive

The Suburban - December 10, 2014
Actualités - Cession de l'Hippodrome à la ville

Cession de l’hippodrome à la ville : la ville reprend ses démarches

Les Actualités - 13 novembre 2014
Les Actualités - Frais de parc : un outil pour protéger le parc de logements locatifs

Frais de parc : un outil pour protéger le parc de logements locatifs

Les Actualités - 13 novembre 2014

Immigrants, singles hardest hit by rental housing crunch

Montreal Gazette - November 11, 2014.
Montreal Gazette - Hard times for tenants in CDN

Hard times for renters in Côte-des-Neiges

Montreal Gazette - November 11, 2014
Montreal Gazette - Opinion: Bill C-43 would allow budgets to be cut on the backs of some of the most vulnerable
The Suburban - CDN housing disastrous

CDN housing “disastrous”

The Suburban - November 5, 2014
TVA - Les immigrants peinent à payer leur loyer
Les Actualités - Housing organizations call for 2500 social housing units on Blue Bonnets

Housing organizations call for 2500 social housing units on Blue Bonnets

Les Actualités - November 3, 2014
Free city radio - Struggles for housing rights in Montreal

(Audio) Struggles for housing rights in Montreal

Free City Radio - November 2, 2014
Montreal Gazette - Opinion: Don't fall for the QC government's line on spending cuts

Opinion: Don’t fall for the Quebec government’s line on spending cuts

Montreal Gazette - October 27, 2014
Zombies protest delays at the Rental Board / Des zombies pour protester contre les délais à la Régie du logement
CKUT - Hippodrome de Montréal : des réponses claires ?

(Audio) Hippodrome de Montréal : des réponses claires?

CKUT News - 14 octobre 2014
Les Actualités - It costs us more to accept poverty than to eradicate it

Letter: It Costs Us More To Accept Poverty Than To Eradicate It

Les Actualités – October 10, 2014

Blue Bonnets residential development has stalled

CTV News - October 7, 2014
Métro - Hippodrome: le maire veut rassurer les groupes communautaires
Montreal Gazette - Social housing needed at former Blue Bonnets site, groups say

Social housing needed at former Blue Bonnets site, groups say

Montreal Gazette – October 6, 2014
CBC News - Groups outraged social housing project could fall through

Groups outraged social housing project could fall through

CBC News - October 6, 2014

(Audio) Social Housing in Côte-des-Neiges

CKUT Off the Hour - September 24, 2014
CBC news - Blue Bonnets: Advocates push for affordable housing community

Blue Bonnets: Advocates push for affordable housing community

CBC News - September 21, 2014

Rental board needs tax money to meet tenants needs: advocates

The Senior Times - July 22, 2014
The Suburban - Project Genesis on the Budget

Project Genesis on the Budget

The Suburban - June 11, 2014
CTV news - How provincial budget will affect Montreal

How provincial budget will affect Montreal

CTV News - June 5, 2014
Montreal Gazette - Opinion: The effects of budgetary belt-tightening have not been pretty
Les Actualités - Les logements sociaux et l'itinérance oubliés parmi les enjeux des élections ?
CBC Daybreak - PQ to cut welfare benefits

PQ to cut welfare benefits

CBC Daybreak - March 3, 2014
Le devoir - Des délais trop longs pour les locataires lésés

Des délais trop longs pour les locataires lésés

Le Devoir - 20 février 2014
The Gazette - Letter: For the deficit, blame generosity to corporations, not social programs
Les Actualités - Des locataires forcés de partir

Des locataires forcés de partir

Les Actualités - 4 décembre 2013
CTV News - CDN borough steps in after tenants and landlord row over renovations
Métro - Expulsion illégale de locataires à Côte-des-Neiges

Expulsion illégale de locataires à Côte-des-Neiges

Métro - 29 novembre 2013
CJAD News - CDN tenants forced out of apartments in winter

CDN tenants forced out of apartments in winter

CJAD - November 29, 2013
La Presse - CDN-NDG ; 2 quartiers, 2 réalités
Radio Canada - Logement social - où en est le fonds de contribution?

Logement social à Montréal : où en est le Fonds de contribution?

Radio-Canada - 25 octobre 2013
The Suburban

Housing Alarm

The Suburban - May 8, 2013
Les Actualites - Bedbugs - Don't take anything from the streets

Bedbugs: “Don’t take anything from the streets”

Les Actualités - April 17, 2013
Les Actualités - Hausse des loyers : les deux côtés de la médaille

Hausse des loyers : les deux côtés de la médaille

Les Actualités - 21 février 2013
Maisonneuve - How the Quebec Rental Board wages war on the poor, one agonizing delay at a time
CBC radio - Housing project on former Hippodrome site

(Audio) Housing project on former Hippodrome site

CBC Radio - December 12, 2012
McGill Daily - Housing rights tribunal bogged down by inefficiencies

Housing rights tribunal bogged down by inefficiencies

The McGill Daily - October 29, 2012
CBC News - Montreal tenants protest lack of heating

Montreal tenants protest lack of heating

CBC News - October 25, 2012
TVA nouvelles - Des locataires dénoncent la lenteur de la Régie du logement
The Suburban
Mirror - Home Fishing

Home Fishing

Mirror - January 26, 2012
24h - Régie du logement - des locataires poussés à bout

Régie du logement : des locataires poussés à bout

24h - 27 septembre 2011
Montreal Serai

Community Organizing in Côte-des-Neiges Then and Now

Montreal Serai – July 4, 2011

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Adapting to new realities, with your support!

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All of us together are making a difference.
We’re seeing it.

 Together as a whole, from a range of circumstances, Project Genesis has been contributing to positive, practical differences in the lives of thousands of people this past year.

This past March, at the onset of the initial COVID-19 period, Project Genesis’ Storefront Individual Services centre transformed from a bustling drop-in centre to one where services were offered by phone, with extended hours. Project Genesis staff had the flexibility to also work from home. Under these new conditions, from mid-March to the end of May, the Storefront provided 1,580 interventions. Our Annual Report of June 2019 to May 2020 provides more details on Project Genesis’ individual services and community organizing responding to changing needs.

As of June 2020Storefront in-person appointments inside our building were added, following Public Health guidelines and in accordance with the province’s deconfinement plan. These are reserved for those situations where a phone intervention is not a possible or practical option.

Now, Project Genesis continues to help ensure that we keep our staff, volunteers, and community safe, while responding to changing realities and providing our services to those who need them. We sincerely appreciate all those who have contributed and continue to contribute to our work – it is truly a community effort!

Sincerely,

Michael Chervin,
Executive Director

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