Vermont Visit 2020

See Direct Democracy and the Solidarity Economy in Action!

Next March 2-3 (Monday & Tuesday),
Visit the Town Meetings of the Burlington area
with activists fighting for more direct democracy in Montreal!

Are you interested in learning more about direct democracy and what it could bring to in our neighborhood and our city?

You’re in luck! Just across the border, in Vermont, there happens to be an ongoing practice of institutionalized direct democracy, practiced through annual town meetings that are held every year during the first week of March.

So, for the second year in a row, we have decided to go on an excursion to attend some of these town meetings so as to witness and study direct democracy in action and to be inspired to do the same thing here in Montreal!

We will also visit solidarity economy projects like the Champlain Housing Trust (the biggest community land trust in the USA which was in part inspired by the Milton Parc Community) and a cooperative supermarket, City Market Onion River Coop.

Last year, 20 happy people participated in the visit and had a very rich experience. Join us for this year’s trip!

We will depart from Montreal, Monday March 2nd, in the morning, and will return Tuesday, March 3rd, in the evening.


Departure will be at 8 am sharp at:

3720, Avenue du Parc, 1e étage
Montréal (Québec)
H2X 2J1 Canada

There might also be another departure on Monday, 2 pm.

RSVP as soon as possible at and fill the following form (in French only for now, but you can write in English).

All accommodations (in people’s homes) and transport will be organized and you will be invited to make a voluntary contribution to help cover transport costs, while assuring it is kept as financially accessible as possible ($30-50).

And if you possess a car, and would like to offer (with compensation for the gas) carsharing, just mention it to us in your email! 🙂