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…

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!

My Story: Paul

My name is Paul and come from a little town in Abitibi called Senneterre. I grew up with my family, my parents and my eight brothers and sisters. My dad died when I was six years old and this was when we moved to Lac Simon near Val d’Or, a community in the Anishnabe Nation.…

My Story: Maya

Maya is an Innue from the Ekuanitshit Mingan community. Since arriving in Montreal in 2017, she works for an architectural firm, she is a poet, and she is part of the big family of PAQ by being a member of the Board of Directors. She grew up near her community in an adopted family chosen…

My Story: Ida

My name is Ida and I am from Iqaluit, Nunavut. I grew up in my community with my parents and my brothers and sisters. The first language that I learned is Inuktitut, but I also speak English. I went to school, to Pinnguaq school and I finished my ninth grade. After that, I worked and…

My Story: Joanie

My name is Joanie and I am an Innue from Mashteuiatsh, a community on the shores of Lac-St-Jean. I am 23 years old and I grew up in my community with my family. I came to Montreal in March 2020, only a few days before the beginning of the pandemic in the city. When I…