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"Mapping the Mosaic: Montreal and Its Diverse Neighbourhoods"

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--January 24, 2013.

larger_geoff.jpgQAHN's exciting new project, “Mapping the Mosaic: Montreal and Its Diverse Neighbourhoods,” is an online digital platform for the collection, promotion and dissemination of the histories and memories of the English-speaking residents of Montreal and its constituent neighbourhoods and suburbs.

The project, which has been funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, is being piloted by project manager Geoff Agombar, with assistance from François Guillet, of the Quebec-Labrador Foundation.

larger_sherbrooke.st_.winter.montreal_003.jpg"Mapping the Mosaic" will feature Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPIGIS) technologies, new but popular for this purpose.

larger_website_0.jpgThe project aims to promote community vitality by supporting existing community groups and by being a focal point for the creation of community groups in other areas of the city and its suburbs.

The resources gathered will be of use to professional historians and writers, as well as to secondary- cegep-, and university-level educational institutions. But they will be of especial interest to residents themselves.

To visit the new Mapping website, which is a work in progress, click here.