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New: The Charter as explained to youth

As of March 29, 2017, the city has made available the Montréal Charter as explained to youth.  With this document, the city’s youth will learn that Montréal has its own “code of conduct” for citizens, employees and city representatives.  

With this educational tool for an awakening to democratic life, parents and teachers will be able to discuss matters of everyday life by having youth take part in concrete situations. It will give young people an opportunity to reflect on questions of justice, equity and inclusion.

A comprehensive initiation for school children to their role as citizens
For almost 20 years, the activity Citizens of Tomorrow has been introducing, with an original approach, students to municipal democracy. This is an educational activity of the Centre d’histoire de Montréal, in collaboration with the Section des archives du Service du Greffe. It allows students to explore sites in Old Montréal where the memory of municipal democracy is preserved, such as city hall and the Centre d’histoire de Montréal. More specifically, for the activity Citizen of my city, the Montréal Charter as explained to youth will become an integral part of the program in support of initiation workshops to the Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities and the role of the ombudsman de Montréal.

Montréal Charter

The Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, in force since January 1, 2006, covers the main sectors of municipal activity: democratic, economic, social and cultural life, recreation, physical activities and sports, environment and sustainable development, security and municipal services.

The Montréal Charter also establishes a right of initiative allowing citizens to obtain public consultations on matters under City or borough jurisdiction.

In 2010-2011, the Montréal Charter underwent a first revision, with a view to improving it, again with the participation of residents and the Task Force on Democracy (2002-2014). The changes to the Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities were unanimously adopted by the City of Montréal council on November 21, 2011. Many commitments were thereby reformulated or added to better reflect today’s world, for example in terms of democracy, the environment and sustainable development.

The Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities is a fundamental text for citizens and the City of Montréal.

Take a look at the campaign about the Montréal Charter (in French)

Take a look at the campaign Citizenship, a right, a responsibility (in French)

Take a look at the campaign Citizenship, a right, a responsibility (in French)

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