Day shelter in Montréal that serves Inuit, First Nations peoples on verge of closing if a new location can’t be found

Montréal’s homeless population is disproportionately made up of Indigenous peoples. Now a day shelter that serves many Inuit in the downtown area needs to find a new location or face closing its doors.

Tom Fennario
APTN National News
Montréal’s homeless population is disproportionately made up of Indigenous peoples.

Now a day shelter that serves many Inuit in the downtown area needs to find a new location or face closing its doors.

People who run the shelter say there are many obstacles in their path – and they’re not getting much help.

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Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.