Big up: Amy

Big up: Amy

“I invested in Brick by Brick because I am a Parc-Extension resident who believes in the power of collective organizing and action to ensure accessible, affordable, and healthy housing in our community.”

Amy Miller | Award-winning media maker and social justice organizer based in Montréal

Big up: Helen

Big up: Helen

“I am investing in Brick by Brick because it is a unique opportunity to offer direct financial support to the community I live in, through a project that is building sustainable alternatives to the gentrification that increasingly threatens the safety and livelihoods of low-income Parc Extension residents.”

Helen Bradley | Human Resources Director, POP Montreal International Music Festival

Big up: Arlene

Big up: Arlene

Governments have greatly decreased subsidized community housing. Brique par brique focuses on racialized members of our community and like other wonderful affirmative action projects it encourages a fairer opportunity for healthy housing arrangements! Community Bonds are a great way to actualize such projects."

Arlene Zimmerman | Receptionist-Office Clerk

Big up: Frank

Big up: Frank

“I’m excited to invest my money in Brick by Brick because I think access to stable and secure housing is essential for people’s well-being. It makes me so happy to feel that my money will help make this beautiful project happen. I’m confident that the team will make this project a reality and insure that it continues to exist in accordance with the values of equity, empowerment, and sustainability that it currently embodies.”

Frank Suerich-Gulick | Founding member of Le Coteau vert Housing Cooperative

Big up: Sydney

Big up: Sydney

“Why not emphasize community, solidarity, and self-management in housing? Brick by Brick offers an inspiring approach. Buying a community bond has been one step towards supporting Brick by Brick's team in their vital work.”   

Sydney Hart | PhD Student, Cultural Studies, Queen’s University

Big up: Carlo

Big up: Carlo

“I invested in Brick by Brick because I love my city and it feels as though the pace of change in Montreal is accelerating. This change is making many neighbourhoods less accessible to people who are already living in those areas. In the absence of political will to help communities stay rooted in their neighbourhoods I think we, as neighbours and citizens, need to step in and do our part to support initiatives that are helping maintain, build, and empower communities.”

Carlo Primiani | Engaged Montrealer

Big up: Gabriel

Big up: Gabriel

As a series of digits on a web banking screen, my money's value is hard for me to grasp. Supporting a community project that has concrete social and economic merits for local residents gives those digits potency!

Gabriel Townsend Darriau | Planner in local environmental initiatives

Big up: Sasha

Big up: Sasha

"I can't believe we have to do this ourselves. Housing is a human right. But Park Exers can't count on governments to ensure decent and affordable housing. So my family is happy to help our neighbours by investing in Brique par brique."

Sasha Dyck | Local resident

Big up: Abbie

Big up: Abbie

"Precarious housing is at the heart of rising social inequality. Socially responsible investing projects such as Brique par brique are a small but concrete step towards a more just distribution of security and decision-making power."

Abbie |  Montrealer

Big up: Michael

Big up: Michael

“I had been searching for something like Brick by Brick as a place to invest. Ultimately there are effects from where we put money, and this project results in many of the extremely important values that more conventional investing disregards: locality, solidarity, culture. Brick by Brick fills a hole.”

Michael Eddy | Local resident