Recruitment in progress

Your city and your health are more connected than you think.

Montreal is undergoing major changes: over 184 km of new bike paths, plans for more green spaces, pedestrianized areas, and major transit projects like the REM or the BRT Pie IX. How do you see these changes? How will they impact you and future generations? Do you believe they make the city a happier and healthier place to be?

We’re looking for some answers and you can help us. Your experiences in the city and the way they are changing can provide valuable information to decision makers. Join our study and be part of the conversation.

I am new to the study

Join in and be part of a pan-Canadian community of people-driven data.

I am an INTERACT participant

If you participated in 2018, we want to know what’s changed! Sign in to our questionnaire portal with the email and password you used in 2018. 

Why should I join?

  • Choose from a selection of flexible and online participation options.
  • 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.
  • By joining, you will automatically be entered to win a laptop, a pair of Apple Airpods, giftcards or books!

What will I do?

  • Complete two online surveys. If you need help, or don’t have access to a computer, our team can assist you over the phone. Call us! 
  • (Optional)
    Share travel and physical activity data through your mobile phone or other wearable device. This part is totally optional. There’s no data plan required, and if you don’t have a smartphone, we can equip you with a device.
  • Be entered to win great prizes! You will automatically be entered into a draw to win a prize.  
  • Keep in touch! There are three waves of data collection, once in 2018, and again in 2020 and 2022. New participants may join at any wave.


Please contact Marina Najjar (INTERACT Montreal Project Coordinator) at 514 890-8000, extension 31485 or montreal@teaminteract.ca.

What changes are we studying?

Cycling Infrastructure
Réseau Express Vélo, bike paths, BIXI stations, bike parking, etc.

Transit Infrastructure
The REM, the Pie IX BRT, the blue line metro extension, changes to the bus network.

Changes to Green Spaces
New parks, trees, greened spaces, etc.

Changes to Public Space
Curb extensions, speed limits, public plazas, parklets, etc.

How did participants respond two years ago?

The health questionnaire focuses on lifestyle, health, transportation habits and the perception of change in the neighbourhood. VERITAS is a map-based questionnaire which allows respondents to indicate where and with whom they do certain activities.

 See all results for Montreal


enjoy cycling in the city


think their neighbourhood is improving


think changes in their neighbourhood has boosted their quality of life


Please contact Marina Najjar (INTERACT Montreal Project Coordinator) at 514 890-8000, extension 31485 or montreal@teaminteract.ca.