ADT Quart monde
ATD Fourth World - All Together in Dignity wants to put an end to extreme poverty by involving the people who live with it. It calls on everyone to become engaged in transforming mentalities and our societies.
Founded in 1957 by Joseph Wresinski, the ATD Fourth World movement brings together women and men from all cultures and social classes in more than 30 countries in Africa, North and South America, the Indian Ocean, Asia and Europe.
ATD Fourth World is an international non-governmental organization with no religious or political affiliation.
ATD Fourth World has been present in Quebec since 1982. Local groups exist in several regions and a permanent team located in Montreal coordinates actions from the Maison Quart Monde. Actions are carried out in disadvantaged neighbourhoods (the Bibliothèque de Rue, the Festival des Savoirs Partagés), projects are undertaken to foster civic participation of people experiencing poverty (Universités populaires Quart Monde, Merging of knowledge projects), and political action is conducted with the aim of engaging public opinion and the government (committee on Bill 112, 17 October, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Contribution to the Special Commission on the Rights of the Child and the Protection of Youth).