Together, let’s prevent homelessness for Indigenous women and men

By donating to our organization, you contribute to providing culturally adapted, critical services for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis women and men in Montreal. PAQ provides housing and essential services to people who are homeless or at risk. Within a caring and compassionate community, individuals are encouraged to develop and strengthen individual competencies and tools on their path to well-being. 

Your donation contributes to maintaining our shelter in good working condition and helps to provide stability for homeless Indigenous peoples in Montreal. With your generosity, we can offer a safe place to sleep within an Indigenous community, cultural programming, meals to address food insecurity (dinner and breakfast), celebrations and commemorations, and cultural and artistic activities.


How PAQ is funded

PAQ receives funding through municipal, provincial, and federal governments grants. PAQ also depends on the support of private foundations, corporations, and the generosity of individual donors.

Please consult our annual reports and our financials available under publications for more detailed information.


How to make a donation

Online by clicking here.

By mail at 169 rue de la Gauchetière E., Montréal, QC, H2X 1P7. Please make all checks out to Projets Autochtones du Québec.

In-person, at PAQ’s main shelter (169 rue de la Gauchetière E. between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday).

You can donate to a specific program, project, activity, or workshop if you wish to. Please note this in your donation. 

We will issue a tax receipt for any donation over $20.


Material Donations

Material donations can be dropped off at PAQ Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm. If you want to drop off your donation, outside of these hours, please contact us a few days in advance.


As PAQ provides 130 meals daily, food donations are welcomed! Here are some examples of contributions that we can always use:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Sugar
  • Rice and pasta
  • Cereals
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Meat

Hygiene products

Participants and residents of PAQ have access to showers, washing machines, and dryers. Hygiene products are also given initially to residents in our transition rooms. We accept donations of:

  • Feminine hygiene products (sanitary napkins, tampons, etc.).
  • Soap, laundry soap.
  • Toilette paper.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.


PAQ provides extra clothes for emergency cases. We require on an ongoing basis for women and men:

  • New socks.
  • Shoes and winter boots.
  • New underwear.
  • Shirts and pants.

Other material donations

PAQ continually requires additional items for our shelter and transition rooms. We need:

  • Sheets, blankets, pillowcases, and pillows.
  • Towels.
  • Utensils (forks, knives, spoons).
  • Plates, cups, and bowls.


Thank you for your generosity!