Projet des Travailleuses de Soutien Autochtones / Indigenous Support Workers Project

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Projet des Travailleuses de Soutien Autochtones / Indigenous Support Workers Project

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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 avec la présence quotidienne de deux travailleuses de rue venues combler certains trous de service auprès de la population autochtone en situation d’itinérance dans l'arrondissement du plateau Mont-Royal:

  • Présence horaires: elles sont dans la rue de la fin de l’après-midi, lorsque les équipes d’intervention terminent leurs services, au milieu de la soirée. 
  • Approche: culturellement adaptée aux Autochtones en prévention des méfaits, elles sont elles-même toutes deux autochtones, accompagnées d’une coordonnatrice par interim qui elle est allochtone.
  • Elles ont un rôle déterminant et non-négligeable quant à l’identification et la planification des actions à mettre en place de part leur position privilégiée, leur expérience de longue date en réduction des risques et leur contact direct avec les autochtone en situation d’itinérance. 

Depuis le début de la crise

Les travailleuses ont doublé leurs heures de présence dans la rue et sont en première ligne pour aborder avec les personnes concernées les angles morts de la Direction de la santé publique et de la Ville. Elles ont notamment mis en place des stations de lavages des mains à plusieurs endroits stratégiques, sont les pivots entre les personnes dans la rue, les services gouvernementaux/municipaux et la police, et se sont fait porte-parole pour l’application de mesures d'urgences pour la population autochtone en situation d'itinérance à Montréal (lien vers communiqué). L’équipe s’agrandit dans les prochains jours accueillant à son bord deux nouvelles recrues. C’est un réel privilège que d’arriver à mobiliser des intervenant.e.s autochtones autour de ce projet, surtout en temps de crise. 

Exeko est en appui à ce projet via un soutien administratif, fiduciaire et solidaire.

À lire : Communiqué pour diffusion immédiate - 22 mars 2020 - COVID19 - Des mesures d'urgences requises pour la population autochtone en situation d'itinérance à Montréal

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The Indigenous Support Workers Project (in collaboration with the itinerant committee of the Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK)

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.

Since the start of the crisis

The workers have doubled their presence in the streets and are on the front line to address the Public Health Branch and City's blind spots with the people concerned. Notably, they have set up handwashing stations in several strategic places; act as liaisons between people on the street, government / municipal services and the police; and have become spokespersons for the application of emergency measures for the Indigenous homeless population in Montreal.

The workers will receive the support of 2 additional workers in the coming days.

Exeko is supporting this project through administrative, trustee and solidarity support.

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