MONTREAL PARTICIPATES! Conversation on the 20 years of the OCPM

The Chair invited to discuss participatory mechanisms for the ecological transition

As part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM), the Villes Régions Monde (VRM) network, with the collaboration of experienced professors – Laurence Bherer, Mario Gauthier and Florence Paulhiac-Scherrer – and their students from various Quebec universities, is organizing the event Montréal Participe! Conversation on the 20th anniversary of the OCPM.

Sophie L. Van Neste will participate on October 26 as a speaker in Conversation 3 – The contribution of participatory mechanisms to the ecological transition of territories in Quebec. This conversation will bring together researchers and practitioners who collaborate in various participatory mechanisms dedicated to climate planning in territories, and will aim to co-produce agendas or policies that can contribute effectively and equitably to the vast collective challenge of fighting climate change.

On October 26 and 27, 2022, the Montréal participates! event will present the results of research on citizen participation, including the evolution of consultations, the role of the OCPM over time, the social findings of such processes, and the lessons learned. During this day and a half, participants will be invited to large conferences, plenary sessions and participative workshops. International collaborators will also be invited to present and participate in various activities.

This event is organized in partnership and with the support of the Office de consultation publique de Montréal.