Enable Montreal is a non-competitive design challenge that seeks innovative solutions to make Montreal more accessible and inclusive for people living with physical disabilities.
How the project works
Enable Montreal assembled teams which include engaged community members, students, researchers, activists, engineers and design professionals. Teams are working together to develop concrete solutions to accessibility barriers that have been previously identified through consultation with community organizations and people living with disabilities.
What participants do
Participant teams are asked to attend twelve organized activities, during the project’s three-month period (March 9 – June 8). Teams meet outside those designated times to work independently on their proposed solution.
Participants have access to support funding; $32,000 divided equally amongst participating teams.
Participants present a final presentation. The solutions with the most potential for positive impact will receive continued support from the city’s Maison de l’innovation sociale.
Recognizing the many details that make an event truly accessible, the Enable Montreal Coordination Team is working to ensure everyone's physical, communication, sensory, interactive, and food accessibility needs are met.
The coordination of Enable Montreal is led by Concordia University through the Office of Community Engagement, in collaboration with SHIFT – Concordia’s Social Innovation Hub – and our four main partners: