In 2019, Arche had the opportunity to assist the community group L’Itinéraire, which has been working for 25 years on social integration of people in situations of homelessness.
Together, we set up a new program for work integration called Connexion Compétences for participants issuing from the Café de la Maison Ronde. To attain this, Arche prepared design thinking sessions in order to identify the important knowledge and skills to be transferred as well as learning formats that would best be adapted for the participants. Arche also collaborated with L’Itinéraire to create a structure and a program development process that could be used in their future projects.
The Café de la Maison Ronde is the only indigenous coffee house in Montreal. It employs indigenous persons distant from the work market, suffering from addiction, mental health and social isolation problems. We hope that our contribution will help them achieve their full potential.
“The pursuit of the Itinéraire’s assistance program Connexion Compétences would have been difficult to achieve without the help of a sensitive, skilled, devoted and respectful team like the one from Arche Innovation.”
– Luc Desjardins, General Manager of L’Itinéraire