The INM is an independent and non-partisan organization whose ambition is to increase citizen participation in democratic life.
The INM’s work encourages citizen participation and contributes to the development of civic skills, the strengthening of social ties and the enhancement of democratic institutions. The INM team is driven by the conviction that citizen participation strengthens democracy.
Founded in 2004, the INM is the 2005 recipient of the Quebec government’s Claire Bonenfant Award for democratic values and civic education. Every summer, the MNI organizes a Citizenship School for youth (this activity was designated in 2010 as one of the three best practices in civic education in Canada by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and is recognized by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO). The idea for the Institut du Nouveau Monde dates back to the spring of 2003 and came from a group of academics.