Read about some of the activities that took place at PAQ

World Poetry Day

On the Board of Directors of PAQ, we have the chance to have a poet who wins many prizes for her texts. Maya Cousineau-Mollen give us two poems to celebrate the World Poetry Day. Here they are: Marcher avec Joséphine Il me manque le territoire Tes mémoires usées Ta douceur de kukum Il me manque…

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Vaccination campaing

Taking one for the team! PAQ want to thank all the staff and participants who got vaccinated against COVID-19 these last weeks. This gesture keep themselves and the community safe and healthy. Thank you to the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal for making it happen!

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The end of the first session of the Life Skills program

Friday the 29 of January, 2021, was the end of the first session of the Life Skills program. Participants and Julie, the coordinator of the program, organized a really good breakfast and a ceremony to remember the best moments in the company of their animators who taught them so many things. Congratulations to our first…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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COVID-19 outbreak in the Montreal Indigenous community

At the end of December 2020, an important COVID-19 outbreak appears in the Indigenous community of Montreal. It affected many organizations and it is why PAQ and Old Brewery Mission and many other partners have joined forces to open a place specific to homeless Indigenous people at Royal-Victoria. To know more about it, read those…

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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…

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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…

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Minister Lafrenière’s visit

On November 20, the new Québec Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs, M. Ian Lafrenière, made a visit to PAQ. He took the opportunity to talk with community members and congratulated our intervention workers for their important and essential work.

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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!

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City of Montreal: Strategy for Reconciliation

On November 4th the City of Montreal adopted its reconciliation strategy with Indigenous peoples. The strategy aims to implement concrete actions that will recognize the past, present and future presence of Indigenous peoples in the Greater Montreal area. For more information, click here. 

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Launch of PAQ’s residential Managed Alcohol Program (MAP)

PAQ is excited to announce the opening of its new home with a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP), the first of its kind in Québec. This harm reduction program offers accessible housing for 8 Indigenous men experiencing homelessness and living with severe and chronic alcohol addictions. It aims to reduce obstacles to permanent housing while addressing…

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