Mission

The mission of Projets autochtones du Québec is to provide a shelter service and a social integration service adapted to First Nations, Inuit and Metis cultures living in precarious situations or in transition.

Goals

In accordance with its letters and patents, the objectives of Projets Autochtones du Québec are:

  • Providing aboriginal shelter and emergency food and social services to alleviate poverty through charitable donations;
  • Identify the needs and risk factors of the Aboriginal Urban Community in terms of physical health and well-being;
  • Provide culturally appropriate programs and services for Aboriginal culture for the benefit of the entire community;
  • Receive gifts, legacies and other similar contributions in money, securities and administer such gifts, bequest in contribution, organize fundraising campaigns for charitable purposes and for the above-mentioned purposes.

Word From The Director

For 2017, our main goal is to stabilize our services in the new building and ensure the smooth operation of the new transition program. After the move, our first summer was not easy and we saw that the change is an adaptation, which includes heavy events. There was a tendency to think that the novelty of the building would be an easy and pleasant transition, but like all the stages of development of PAQ, we had to prove ourselves as a group.

We experienced a period of instability in the team during the moving period and had to put measures in place to be able to establish ourselves in our new premises. After a few months of perseverance on the part of our team, we resumed our pace at 169 de la Gauchetière Est. A big thank you to the members of the PAQ team who took the mission and the users of PAQ to heart and who had a hard time without giving up! During the year, we were able to work on better working conditions, such as salaries, clinical support for the response team and the creation of a permanent and full-time position structure.

After a year of work we find that our interventions are deeper, better analyzed collectively and better concerted than before. With the consolidation work in our new premises, we can say that the stability gained in our basic services allows us to work closer to people, being less in a hurry. This momentum will set the tone for the next year.

We are now focusing on our service offer for reintegration and prevention of homelessness, as well as our cultural approach and the issue of the precariousness of Aboriginal women. We are grateful to be able to undertake this part of our mission in a much improved working environment!

Thank you all.

Adrienne Campbell
Director

Members Of The Board Of Directors

  • William John, President
  • Tatum Crane, Vice President
  • Marie-Eve Dumont, Secretary
  • Pascal Harvey, Treasurer
  • Marina Boulos, Administrator
  • Michèle Cabaret, Administrator