Hey Montreal, let’s INTERACT!

The Montreal Region is making the shift towards sustainable development and our neighbourhoods are seeing changes. There are more bike paths, more green spaces, more pedestrian areas, and better transit.  Can all these changes have an impact on a bigger scale? Will they make the city a happier and healthier place to be? We’re checking in with thousands of people from the Montreal region to find out, and we want you along for the ride!

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About the study

In spring 2018, INTERACT is launching a five-year study to uncover how sustainable development measures planned in the Montreal region are impacting physical activity, social participation, and well-being of residents – and whether these impacts are felt equally across different socioeconomic groups. This study is led by INTERACT researchers at the University of Montreal and the CHUM Research Centre, in collaboration with the City of Montreal and the Direction régionale de santé publique.

We are recruiting adults living on the Island of Montreal, in Laval, Saint-Lambert, Brossard or Longueuil to help us learn how changes in our neighbourhoods impacts our health. Participating is a rare opportunity to contribute to innovative research that will guide and inspire the design of healthier cities of tomorrow!


What are the benefits?

  • Join a community of scientists, urban planners, public health experts, and engaged citizens with a common interest in designing healthier cities for all.
  • Contribute to innovative research that will help Montreal and other cities make smart planning decisions to support population health for generations to come.
  • Choose from a selection of flexible and online participation options.
  • You will be entered into a draw to win a $500 prize (your choice of an iPad mini, a Louis Garneau bicycle, or a stay at Manoir Hovey in North Hatley) or one of 20 $100 VISA gift cards.


What will I do?

As a participant you will be invited to:

  • Complete two online surveys
  • Collect locational data through your mobile phone or other wearable device

Data collection will take place three times over the next five years, beginning in spring 2018.  No phone or computer?  No problem!  Please contact our Montreal Project Coordinator at 514 890-8000, extension 15903 to discuss alternative participation options.


Questions?

Please contact Zoé Poirier Stephens (INTERACT Montreal Project Coordinator) at 514 890-8000, extension 15903 or [email protected].