100 logements project for homeless people

PAQ is now part of the project 100 logements pour sans-abris! The goal is to provide 100 housing unit for 100 homeless or at risk people by March 31, 2021. “After a call for projects made by the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal as part of the Transition plan in homelessness in COVID-19 context, 10 nonprofit organizations…

Report on PAQ from Espace Autochtone

A beautiful report from Marie-Laure Josselin-Mbodji, journalist at Radio-Canada Espaces autochtones, on the effect of the COVID-19 at PAQ. Find out how our intervention workers and community members are experiencing the outbreak in the homelessness Indigenous community. Have a good read! Itinérance : « On gérait un jour à la fois; avec la COVID, c’est…

Curfew and Raphael André’s death

In the night of January 16 2021, Raphael André, an appreciated member of the Montreal Indigenous community died. Several people says that this men was hiding from the police du to the curfew imposed by the Quebec government. A few days later, the Superior Court suspended the curfew for homeless people. PAQ would like to…

COVID-19 outbreak in Indigenous homeless population: Homeless-serving organizations and Public Health mobilize to respond

Montreal, January 7, 2021 – The Old Brewery Mission, Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ) and the Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK have marshalled their resources to respond to a major COVID-19 outbreak among chronically homeless Indigenous people, with the support of the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’île-de-Montréal (CCSMTL). The situation is critical: the positivity rate among homeless Indigenous…

Life Skills and Confidence-building Program

Launched in November 2020, this program takes its inspiration from the Apaenmowineen: Having confidence in myself program offered by the Native Men’s Residence (Na-Ma-Res) in Toronto. The program promotes the acquisition of life skills ranging from independence, to personal cultural linkages to organization and time management. Residents of PAQ’s transitional housing are the main program…

New cook at PAQ

We are very excited to welcome a new cook to PAQ. Doris Horne comes from Kahnawake and she is cooking up a storm of some delicious food for our community members. Thank you Doris for keeping us so well fed! Stop by PAQ any evening for some hot take-out food to go!