MONTREAL — Focus Montreal introduces Montrealers to people who are shaping our community, bringing their stories into focus.
It airs on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and at midnight.
Take a look at who we’re meeting this week on Focus Montreal:
After being at its current location since 1956, the Montreal Children’s is moving to its new location at the Glen Yards on Sunday.
Despite the nostalgia around leaving their home of nearly 6o years, doctors and nursers at the Children’s are looking forward to getting out of the crowded quarters on Tupper Street.
Dr. Harley Eisman, Director of the Emergency Department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, joins us to share the logistics of the Children’s big move to the new McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
Chez Doris is one of a kind it Montreal. The shelter opened its doors in 1977 and caters exclusively to disadvantaged women. The drop-in day shelter offers meals and support programs to women who are homeless or living with mental health and addiction issues.
The need has been so great in recent years that the shelter hit a $150 thousand shortfall last year and was forced to shut down on weekends for a time.
With the help of the government, the shelter re-opened its weekend programs this past February.
Marina Boulos Winton from Chez Doris drops in to invite our viewers to their big fundraiser Sunday afternoon at Ogilvy’s.
The Executive Director of the day shelter for homeless women in Montreal explains why the funds are so desperately needed and how you can get involved.
Monday is International Missing Children’s Day and once again, the Montreal-based Missing Children’s Network is getting set to commemorate that important day.
Pina Arcamone, Director for the network, joins us to share the organization’s latest initiatives to help families keep hope alive.