A Project Of First Importance

by sophiaroseglt on March 3, 2014 - 12:27pm

The Project Autochone du Quebec (PAQ) is according to the Kanata, McGill's Indigenous Studies Community  ''A non-profit organization for the Social and Professional Development of  First Nations, Metis and Inuit residing in Quebec. The primary goal is too provide temporary shelter for the homeless and people at risk. The beds we offer are used by members of the Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit Community in crisis situations.''  

In 2014 the Project Autochtone du Quebec organization has received major funding in order to move to a new establishment. Unfortunately the organization does not have a website or a email address it is therefore hard to reach, however with the Mc Gill Kanata website it is possible to get a good overview of the organization.  

I have contacted the administration and still awaiting a call back.  

If you wish to pursue into volunteering for the Project Autochtone du Quebec here are some of the areas which need help: in cooking, maintenance, serving food, and facilitate other workshops. 
Also to help facilitate cultural workshops: beading, songs, teachings from the First Nations, 
Metis or Inuit. The work shops take place in the early evenings anytime from 4pm – 10pm. 

However they are also looking for material donations such as: 

  •  toiletries :shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, soap, warm blankets, 
    towels, socks, bath mats. 

  • Underwear: men(s,m,l) women(s,m,l), socks (s,m,l), clothing, 

  • arts and craft materials: soapstone, leather, beads, sinew any kind of materials for native 
    crafts, fabric, sewing machine, crochet needles, knitting yarn 

  •  Food donations of any kind: also traditional meats: Caribou, Deer, Moose, Arctic Char, 
    Fish. 

Project Autochtone du Quebec is pleased to encourage students to come and volunteer. please contact Jennifer Russell or Claudine Corbeille for more information.