SDSVM leading the way for social development in the downtown core

    MONTREAL, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Social Development Society of
Ville-Marie (SDSVM) is proud to present a new way of looking at social
development in the downtown core by launching innovative projects.
    Only this year, several projects have been able to get off the ground
through the support of the SDSVM. At Pierre-Dupuy High School, the SDSVM
paired up with Concordia University to financially support Youth Fusion in its
efforts to reduce drop-out rates by engaging youth in compelling activities.
Moreover, the SDSVM supports Toxiconet, in collaboration with Inter-Loge, to
offer to disadvantaged people various work opportunities in the cleaning and
repair of different structures throughout the Ville-Marie borough. A major
spring-cleaning of 25 residential properties will take place shortly. Finally,
in order to respond to the urgent realities of poverty and exclusion, the
SDSVM supports the TAPAJ Program by facilitating a partnership between Spectre
de rue and BUSAC Real Estate. This program seeks to help people living in
precarious situations by reintegrating them into society and strengthening
their professional and personal abilities.
    The SDSVM came about in August 2008, following the Forum Economique et
Social that took place in May 2008, through the technical and financial
support of the Ville-Marie borough. By implementing a variety of innovative
ideas, the SDSVM cooperates with the business and community sectors to find
sustainable solutions to social issues linked to poverty, homelessness or
social isolation in the Ville-Marie borough.
    "We guide businesses to choose a social cause in the downtown area, and
we collaborate with them to create projects that require human, technical or
financial support," states Damien Silès, General Manager of the SDSVM.

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