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La Fabrique, the non-profit organization in charge of managing the historical site of the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, wishes to once again state that services considered essential, such as burials, are still taking place despite the labour dispute with administrative personnel.
Following the end of the labour dispute which led to the closure of the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, La Fabrique, the non-profit organization in charge of managing this historical site, today announces that the near-entirety of the Cemetery will once again be made accessible to the general public, as well as the site’s three entrances, starting on September 11, 2023.
Many families have suffered for several months because they’ve been unable to complete their mourning or access the Cemetery to visit a loved one. We’re well aware of this and sincerely apologize for this situation.
Representatives of the Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal met today with the Minister of Labour, Jean Boulet, to review the current labour dispute and the status of discussions underway between the parties, in collaboration with the chief mediator-conciliator, since June 29th.
The Fabrique de la Paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal vehemently condemns the recent unacceptable behaviour and violent and disrespectful actions of employees who are members of the operations and office workers’ unions of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery. A formal notice was served on the leaders of the operations union on July 5 and July 6, and an application for an injunction will follow.
On June 15th, CSN and union leaders representing operations and clerical employees unanimously accepted and signed the settlement recommendation submitted by the Ministry of Labour's chief mediator/conciliator, along with Cemetery directors and a Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame volunteer administrator.
The Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal’s negotiating team met with representatives of the unions representing its operations and office employees on June 2, in the presence of the head conciliator. The Fabrique presented them with a global settlement offer, which the two cemetery unions rejected.
Montreal's Botanical Garden, part of Canada's largest natural science museum complex, Space for Life, has officially recognized the Cemetery as a biodiverse haven.
Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery will be open for family members of the deceased on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14, 2023. The entrance, on Côte-des-Neiges Road, will be open for visitors, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Despite our work to repair the damages and clean the site, trees and branches still block many of the cemetery's 33 kilometres of roads.
Following yesterday's major ice storm, on April 5th, the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery is devastated, as are many other areas of Montreal.
The Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery will open for families of the deceased starting March 31st.
The Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal announces that Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery will soon be open to the families of the deceased.
Since the beginning of negotiations with the union, the Cemetery has sought to reach a reasonable agreement to continue to treat its employees well.
The Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal has learned of the decision of the union representing its operations employees to call an unlimited general strike while negotiations are still underway. This general strike will impact many families who had planned to bury a loved one in the next few days or weeks and won’t be able to go through their mourning process without disruption.
This plan, announced by the Mayor on November 9, aims to improve the living conditions of pollinators and to promote actions to encourage them. The plan includes three areas of intervention and 14 actions to be implemented to make Montreal a more welcoming territory for a diverse community of pollinators.
Montreal, September 20th 2022While negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement continue, the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery Office Employees Union has announced that its members will be on strike as of September 20th.
Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery is attracting an increased number of families this year. Since January 2022, more than 2,410 families have chosen the cemetery as the burial place for their loved ones, an increase of 11% compared to 2021. In addition, the number of families who have acquired a lot at the Cemetery has increased by 23%, and the total area of lots acquired is up by 48%.
For the second year of implementation of the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery's green plan, the Union des artistes and the Artists’ Foundation announce their support for and association with the cemetery’s objectives of reducing its impact on the environment and maximizing its contribution to the development of biodiversity on Mount Royal.
In an article published on July 20 in Le Devoir, it is suggested that the Green Plan for Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery is a "show-off". After nearly three years of work and investment, we believe that a clarification is necessary.
Every year on the first Sunday of June, the Last Post Fund visits Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in order to pay tribute to the deceased who died honourably for our freedom.
We have informed you on a number of occasions since last March to present the challenges facing our cemetery and to share our vision.
Located on the Mount Royal Heritage Site, the Cemetery has the privilege of hosting a portion of the Escales découvertes, an initiative of the City of Montréal in celebration of its 375th anniversary. The project aims to help visitors discover the richness of the Heritage Site's landscape. Composed mainly of 3D maps, stops and clues, the Escales découvertes offer a playful and intuitive way to experience the site. They provide an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the mountain, particularly in terms of its importance in the urban landscape of Montréal.
We are proud to announce that we are now partners of the nonprofit Leave No Trace Canada, an organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible use of natural areas.
The cemetery, like the rest of Mount Royal, is home to many animal species, such as groundhogs (Marmota monax), also known as woodchucks.
Today, we pay tribute to Mrs. Ana S.L., who was interred yesterday afternoon under the first tree of Remembrance Grove. She thus inaugurates a new chapter at Notre Dame des Neiges, a chapter in her image: in harmony with nature.