My Story: Simeonee

My name is Simeonee and I’m from Kuujjuaraapik in Nunavik. In the 40’s and 50’s it was called Great Whale River and the nearest Cree community is Whapmagoostui. Inuktitut is my first language and it’s really important for me, it’s my identity. I can also speak English. I grow up with my family in a…

My Story: Marie-Eve

My name is Marie-Eve and I am from the Huron-Wendat Nation. I am currently working as a psychosocial worker at Projets Autochtones du Québec. I was born in the Outaouais region from a Quebecer mother and a Huron-Wendat father. I have 2 sisters and a brother. For all of us, it was important to do…

My Story: Pierre

My name is Pierre and I am Innu from La Romaine, on the Basse-Côte-Nord. Since my birth, I was placed in an orphanage, then in a foster home and finally adopted by a Quebec family when I was 5 years old. I grew up in many places with my adoptive family. We lived in the…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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,…