Born in Argentina to a family of Jewish-Polish origin, Victor Armony has been a resident of the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough since 2000.
With a real expertise on public security issues, he is one of the researchers who produced the report on SPVM interventions released in 2019 following the reports on ethnic disparities. He was also recently involved in the research and publication of several reports, including a public security diagnosis with regards to violence committed and experienced by youth in Montreal-North, an opinion on racial profiling in Laval and a report on the City of Repentigny Police Department.
Victor Armony has been a professor and researcher for over 20 years in the Department of Sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He teaches and conducts studies on migration issues, interethnic relations and socioeconomic inequalities.
The author of numerous scientific studies, he is also frequently consulted by the French, English and Spanish media on current social and political issues.
He has established partnerships with several community organizations and participated in the creation of the Coalition for Latino-Quebec Integration. He was involved in the creation of Montreal's Latin American Heritage Month, becoming its first president.
Victor Armony is convinced that his roots in the community and his rich experience in the field, combined with his scientific expertise, give him all the tools he needs to tackle the district's issues. He would like to contribute to the development of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and help the borough’s evolution to be increasingly inclusive, diverse and safe.
Under the unifying and inclusive leadership of Gracia Kasoki Katahwa, the vision of the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough will be refocused on the well-being of families, the revitalization and greening of our streets, and the revitalization of commercial arteries to offer the population an inclusive, safe and pleasant neighbourhood. Access to housing, sustainable modes of transportation and transparency are at the heart of our priorities. By drawing on the seasoned experience of Magda Popeanu and Peter McQueen, and the fresh perspective of our dynamic team: Despina Sourias, Victor Armony and Jérémie Alarco, we are offering the borough’s residents a renewed vision of a neighbourhood on a human scale.See more