E=MC2 | Équipe multidisciplinaire de concertation communautaire

From July 16 to September 28, 2020, the neighbourhood police station (PDQ) 21 of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), the CIUSSS of Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal and the Société de développement social (SDS) deploy the Équipe multidisciplinaire de concertation communautaire (E=MC2) [Multidisciplinary Community Concertation Team] at Jardins Gamelin.

This pilot test is made possible thanks to the financial contribution of Info-Crime Montréal as well as to the collaboration of the Ville-Marie borough and the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, which host E=MC2 on the Jardins Gamelin site.

Mixed team

E=MC2 is composed of patrollers, community relations officers and a SPVM community consultation officer; social workers paired with nurses or CIUSSS educators and SDS social mediators.

Each of the partner organizations is set up at Jardins Gamelin in a container that has been transformed into a service counter (or module). Each module provides access to services adapted to the needs of people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, wherever they are, in their living environment.

These services vary according to the respective mission and expertise of the SPVM, CIUSSS, SDS and other organizations that join E=MC2 on a sporadic or regular basis such as Urgences-santé and the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, in particular.


The partners of E=MC2 intend to facilitate the access of these people to the health, social and community services network, to guide and accompany them to assistance resources. Disaffiliated from institutions, vulnerable people in the sector will thus be able to benefit from services that they will not necessarily seek themselves.

This partnership work aims to promote better concerted action in order to allow everyone to better intervene with vulnerable people in this sector. While favouring a different occupation of a public space, E=MC2 also aims to reduce the number of repetitive interventions with the same people, and indirectly to reduce tensions in order to ensure harmonious cohabitation and strengthen the sense of security.


Many people in this sector are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. In addition to their very precarious living conditions, these people often have to deal with other vulnerability factors such as drug addiction, mental health problems, prostitution, poverty and exclusion.

Service offering

The partners offer services in a concerted and complementary manner such as: prevention, basic and referral medical services, psychosocial support, mediation and crisis management.


The partners of the Équipe multidisciplinaire de concertation communautaire work at Jardins Gamelin according to a variable schedule, and some seven days a week.

Every day, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Tuesday, between 1:30 p.m. to 15:30 p.m.
Thursday, between 1:30 p.m. to 15:30 p.m. 

Every day, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence
Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

To contact E=MC2

Telephone: 514-280-0421
Email: PDQ21@spvm.qc.ca

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