Mandate

On July 27, 2018, the City Clerk’s Offi ce received, pursuant to the Right of Initiative, a petition calling for a public consultation on systemic racism and discrimination, which it deemed conform following the validation of over 16,700 signatures.

Objectives of the consultation

To stimulate public discussion promoting the emergence of constructive, innovative and mobilising proposals.

To assess the state of affairs concerning intercultural relations, inclusion policies and the fight against discrimination in areas under the jurisdiction of the City of Montréal .

To identify current promising initiatives, and to recommend new ones. To identify obstacles, challenges and conditions for success.

To draw a portrait of citizens’ expectations regarding these issues.

To recommend follow-up measures to the City.

How to contribute?

Citizens' contributory activities


Participation from June 15 to September 28

Present a written or oral brief to the commission


Registration from September 26 to October 31

What is systemic discrimination?

SYSTEMIC discrimination is discrimination resulting from the dynamic interaction between decisions and attitudes that are tinged with prejudice, as well as from organizations models and institutional practices that have prejudicial effects (intended or not) on groups protected by the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

Example: The under-representation of some visible minorities in employment sectors and executive or management positions may be the result of systemic discrimination.

The grounds of discrimination prohibited by the Charter include race, colour, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, civil status, age, religion, political convictions, language, ethnic or national origin, social condition, a disability or the use of any means to palliate a disability.

Topics of discussion

Participate in the consultation

May 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Presentation of the reference document by City of Montréal representatives, presentation by the petitioners and question**(s?)** period.

Free pop-up childcare service on site.
Webcast.

777 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, Square-Victoria-OACI Metro

May 21, 7:00 p.m.

In complement to the general information evening.
Thematic presentations by the City of Montréal and petitioners, panel of experts and question**(s?)** period.

Free pop-up childcare service on site.
Webcast.

BAnQ (475 de Maisonneuve Boul. E., Berri-UQAM Metro)

May 28, 7:00 p.m.

In complement to the general information evening.
Thematic presentations by the City of Montréal and petitioners, panel of experts and question**(s?)** period.

Pop-up childcare on site.
Webcast.

Cégep Saint-Laurent (625 Sainte-Croix Avenue, Ville Saint-Laurent, Du Collège Metro)

May 29, 7:00 p.m

In complement to the general information evening.
Thematic presentations by the City of Montréal and petitioners, panel of experts, and question**(s?)** period.

Free pop-up childcare service on site.
Webcast.

OCPM (1550 Metcalfe Street, 14th Floor, Peel Metro)

June-September

Hold your own consultation!

Download a kit to organize a discussion in small groups and send us your contributions.

*All Montrealers ages 16 and over are invited to participate regardless of their status .

More information about these activities will be available towards the end of May.

September 28, 1:00 p.m.

Take part in round table discussions focused on finding inovative solutions within the competences of the City of Montreal.

Free pop-up childcare service on site.

OCPM (1550 Metcalfe Street, 14th Floor, Peel Metro)

September 26th to November 17th

Express your opinion online on the Office website.

Give your opinion online

October 15th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Eavening session in which contributions resulting from citizens’ contributory activities and the themes of the consultation will be summarized while also providing some thoughts to prepare for the presentation of the opinions.

Free pop-up childcare service on site.
Webcast.

Location: Plaza Antique
6086 Sherbrooke E street
Cadillac Metro

See event on Facebook

October 22nd, 7:00 to 9:00 pm pm

Eavening session in which contributions resulting from citizens’ contributory activities and the themes of the consultation will be summarized while also providing some thoughts to prepare for the presentation of the opinions.

Free pop-up childcare service on site.
Webcast.

Location: Maison D'Haïti
3245 Émile-Journault avenue

See event on Facebook

October 24th, 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Eavening session in which contributions resulting from citizens’ contributory activities and the themes of the consultation will be summarized while also providing some thoughts to prepare for the presentation of the opinions.

Free pop-up childcare service on site.
Webcast.

Location: Centre de ressources communautaires de Côte-des-Neiges
6767 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges

See event on Facebook

November 4, 7:00 p.m.

OCPM (1550 Metcalfe Street, 14th Floor)
Additional sessions may be added.

Deadline to register to present an oral or written opinion: October 31, 2019.
Call 514 872-8510.

The Offi ce will publish its report within 90 days following the last hearing of opinions session.

All Office events are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

With advance notice, the Offi ce provides a number of adapted services. We encourage people living with functional limitations to call us at 514 872-8510 so that we can make the consultation accessible to all.