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Urban Commitments to Reconciliation

Montréal, QC

December 12, 2020

$100K in funding to support Résilience Montréal for its operations and are providing all the necessary support and assistance to carry through with the relocation project of this resource in the Cabot Square area. The Résilience Montréal drop-in centre was inaugurated on November 14, 2019, in space rented near Cabot Square. It provides homeless and vulnerable people – including a large number of Indigenous people – with services of reception, coaching, emergency needs (food, clothing, laundry) and psychosocial intervention. The drop-in centre has a high acceptability threshold.

Résilience Montréal is the result of mobilization by the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, the Nazareth Community and other local community stakeholders. The Government of Quebec is also providing assistance disbursed as part of the Aboriginal Initiative Fund III (FIA III), Support to Aboriginal people in an Urban Environment – Infrastructure component. This support, added to eventual contributions from other partners, will enable Résilience Montréal to acquire and refurbish a building, in order to provide a sustainable presence