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Enable Montreal

A design challenge to co-create solutions for a more accessible and inclusive city. 


March-June 2018

What is Enable Montreal

Enable Montreal - meeting April 6, 2018

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 includes 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.

Project finale

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.

More Information

The Participant Guide has been amended. 

Our accessibility commitments

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.

Support for participants

Enable Montreal is an experimental project, and we are here to support our participants.

Our partners

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:

Maison de l'innovation social logo
Critical Disability Studies Working group
Vie autonome Montreal
District 3 logo
shift logo

Steering Committee


Patrick Dubé, Co-General Director, Maison de l’Innovation Sociale


Anna Ehrhardt, Director of Administration & Academic Relations,
District 3 Innovation Hub


Jessica Cacciatore, Employment counselor, Independent Living


Kim Sawchuck, Professor, Critical Disability Studies Working Group

Contact us

Mariloue Daudier, Project Coordinator
514-848-2424 ext. 7030

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