NEWS

NEWS AND INFORMATION

COVID 19

Regular updates will be made on this page as necessary (Last update: May 27th 2020)

Here you will find information about our current projects, press releases and updates concerning the special measures linked to COVID-19.

      

press releases

May 20th 2020 - INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY NEEDS - CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION

(press release - Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, The Open Door Montréal, Resilience Montreal, Southern Quebec Inuit Association, Indigenous Street Worker Project, First Peoples Justice Centre of Montreal, Exeko, and the Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK)

To protect our most at-risk community members, we call on public authorities to... [read more]

April 28th 2020 - To all our allies, partners, friends, participants, volunteers and team,

(press release - Exeko)

It has now been more than six weeks since we began to experience this unprecedented health and human crisis, and we are coping with the urgency of today and the uncertainty of tomorrow. Above all, I would like to commend, recognize and support the incredible efforts made by the organizations and all the actors who play a key role in supporting those made vulnerable by the crisis. [read more]

April 8th 2020 - [IN FRENCH] Isolation et itinérance : appel à l’indulgence des policiers

(press release for immediate release - Plein Milieu)

Les nouveaux hébergements d’urgence mis en place par la Ville de Montréal étant déjà à pleine capacité, les personnes en situation d’itinérance à Montréal lèvent des campements afin d’implanter au mieux possible les mesures d’isolation. Alors que les corps policiers ont la consigne habituelle d’interpeller et de relocaliser les personnes se construisant des abris, Plein Milieu lance un appel aux policiers pour demander d’intervenir avec indulgence auprès des personnes en situation d’itinérance qui tentent de se protéger du Coronavirus [read more]

March 22nd 2020 - COVID19 - Preventive measures requested for the Indigenous population experiencing homelessness in Montreal

(press release for immediate release - Exeko)

The Indigenous Support Workers Project stems from the Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK and umbrellas by Exeko is writing this press release due to a daunting concern about the repercussions that may arise due to the Department de Santé Publique and the Government of Canada delayed response to support the City of Montreal in the creation of emergency prevention measures... [read more]

March 17th 2020 - Advisory [COVID 19] Online, but still active! 

(advisory - Exeko)

We would like to inform our network, partners, collaborators and participants that we will be active in slowing down the spread of the virus, given the emergencies measures taken in the country, and according to the recommendations from the government. [read more]

news and special projects

Latest articles on our blog and in the media

Indigenous Support Workers Project: a prevention project for indigenous people experiencing homelessness in Montreal

Founded more than a year ago, this project takes place through the daily presence of two street workers who fill service gaps for the Indigenous population at risk or in precarious situations in the Plateau Mont-Royal district. With a regular schedule and culturally adapted approach, they also play a decisive and significant role in identifying and planning required actions thanks to their position of trust and direct contact with people experiencing homelessness....[read more on our blog]

Drop-in day centres for homeless people in Montreal

We have been collaborating for a few weeks with the City of Montreal to open safe rest areas that offer, 7 days a week, respite for people experiencing homelessness (with all the necessary security measures). Respite areas therefore provide a space to rest for those most vulnerable to the crisis, while respecting the safety and hygiene measures that are particularly essential for those most at risk of contracting the virus..[read more on our blog]

[article in French: Grande Bibliothèque: le hall métamorphosé en gîte pour itinérants,  de BÉATRICE ROY-BRUNET, Mardi, 14 avril 2020 - Journal de Montréal ]

Multimedia content to develop skills as part of the Esuma Nunavik Community Empowerment Program (ENCEP)

As our activities are suspended in Nunavik in their original format, we maintain a virtual collaboration with ESUMA, KRG, the AKUK and the participants of the Hubs. At the request of our collaborators on site, we are testing, in a video capsule format, sharing of knowledge and tools already initiated with young leaders and organizations from Kangiqsualujjuaq communities (cradle of the Esuma Nunavik Community Empowerment Program which gave birth to the Akuk Hub) and Kuujjuarapik. We will talk about animation techniques, dialogue, workshops, etc. in order to continue the very beautiful exchanges implemented since the past few years. [read more on our blog]

More information

Quarjuit, bootcamp and food feast, by Ariella Orbach, 

Akuk: mobilization training in Kangiqsualujjuaq, by Exeko, ENCEP brochure

 

resources

Here you will find the contacts of our partners and their resources offering specific information.

  • Montreal

Measures taken by Montreal to protect the population from COVID-19.

  • Youth mental health

Contact: Kids Help Phone and/or Fondation Jeunes en Tête 

  • Newcomers

Visit the TCRI page (in French) 

  • Violence against women

clinique juridique Juripop Call: 1-844-312-9009

  • Culture

(in French) Culture Montréal offers a weekly report on the most recent measures implemented by the various government partners to help the cultural sector. Subscribe here

  • Indigenous

Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK

 

 

Dernière mise à jour 24 avril

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Nos activités étant suspendues au Nunavik dans leur format initial, nous maintenons une...
Dernière mise à jour - 24 avril 2020

[ENGLISH BELOW ]

Nous collaborons depuis quelques semaines avec la Ville de Montréal pour ouvrir 7 jours sur 7...

En collaboration avec le comité itinérance du RÉSEAU de la communauté Autochtone de Montréal, ce projet est né il y a plus d’un an et se déploie...

Mars 2020 - ateliers de notre programme de développement de l'esprit critique, d'analyse sociale et d'actions citoyennes...

  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • «  I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost. »

    Participant @PACQ

  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this? »

    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain

  • « I Have my own identity ! »

    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain

  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent! »

    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects

  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability.  »

    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal

  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists.  »

    Julie Laloire @AMDI

  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged. »

    Bulletin des YMCA

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community. »

    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future

  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal. »

    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile

  • « Receving is good, but giving is better »

    Participant [email protected]

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau

  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery »

    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle

  • «  I don't know everything, but while reading it, it always bring me one step closer »

    A participant, idAction Mobile

  • «  By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • «  I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me »

    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile

  • «  They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau

  • «  Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself. »

    André Frossard

  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years.»
    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada
  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged.»
    Bulletin des YMCA
  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists. »
    Julie Laloire @AMDI
  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability. »
    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal
  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent!»
    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects
  • « I Have my own identity !»
    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain
  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this?»
    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain
  • « I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost.»
    Participant @PACQ
  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups.»
    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)
  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups.»
    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)
  • « Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself.»
    André Frossard
  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work.»
    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau
  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work.»
    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau
  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal.»
    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile
  • « I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me»
    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile
  • « Receving is good, but giving is better»
    Participant [email protected]
  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery»
    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle
  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence»
    APTN National News
  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years.»
    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada
  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community.»
    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future
  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence»
    APTN National News