Read about some of the activities that took place at PAQ

Cleaning Brigade

This, summer, like the last ones, we have a cleaning brigade at PAQ that cleans the streets of PAQ’s neighborhood. These jobs are giving to Indigenous women and men who are in the PAQ transition apartments, because of our collaboration with the City of Montreal. Thank you to the members of the community who make…

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PAQ’s Summer BBQ

Friday, July 16, 2021, we came together to celebrate summer with the whole community! More than activities and gifts, we had the chance to have with us Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo and the Buffalo Hat Singers. Everybody enjoyed the nice weather and a good meal.

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Celebration of Life

June 29 at PAQ we came together in a beautiful ceremony, led by PAQ Elder Tom Dearhouse, to honour and celebrate the 14 family and friends we lost since March 2020 and which we had not been able to honor before due to COVID-19. Thank you to everyone who came to share their stories and…

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2nd session of PAQ’s Life Skills and Confidence-Building Program

The 2nd session of the PAQ Life Skills and Confidence Building Program launched in May. Participants embarked with enthusiasm in an exciting program of activities and challenges including making a short film, visits to important city sites, and the creation of Indigenous art. This session ended in June, with a ceremony lead by Tom Dearhouse,…

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A new Home for Indigenous people in Montreal

In January 2021, PAQ received the good news that it’s initiative to purchase a house for permanent housing was one of 12 projects approved by the City of Montreal as a part of the federal government’s Rapid Housing Initiative. We are thrilled to be the owners of a beautiful house in downtown Montreal for Indigenous…

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Winter Measurements 2020-2021 – Results

“Every winter, the Ville de Montréal, the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and their community partners mobilize to set up emergency shelter services for people experiencing homelessness. This year, COVID-19 has required a greater response to provide services to more people than normal. Various community organizations have taken on the responsibility of managing these services. This year,…

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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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