How will the changes in our neighbourhoods lead to a healthier happier city?

In spring 2018, INTERACT launched a five-year study to uncover how urban changes 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. Join us in this research!

Join in Montreal!

The Montreal Area is in the midst of major change: 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 area to find out, and we want you along for the ride!

Ready for round 2?

If you participated in the first wave of data collection in 2018, we want to know how changes in your neighbourhood have impacted you! 

Sign in to our questionnaire portal with the email and password you used in 2018. 

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 (optional)

There will be three waves of data collection, once in 2018, and again in 2020 and 2022. New participants may join at any wave.

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 automatically entered into a draw to one of the 20 $50 gift cards.


enjoy cycling in the city


think their neighbourhood is improving


think changes in their neighbourhood has boosted their quality of life

How did participants respond?

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

The interventions

Montreal Community 2016-2020 sustainability plan, a total investment over $100M, is a comprehensive sustainability plan which includes urban form changes the city and ~230 partnering organizations will implement in the next five years. INTERACT is interested in evaluating traffic calming measures, changes in transportation infrastructure, and greening programs.


Please contact Marina Najjar (INTERACT Montreal Project Coordinator) at 514 890-8000, extension 31485 or