Chez Doris opens overnight shelter for women thanks to generous donation
Located across from Montreal's only women's day shelter on Chomedy Street, the renovated rowhouse features 24 beds. Each cubicle has its own ventilation and electrical outlets.
Calgary teen testifies at murder trial in hit-and-run death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett
Sgt. Andrew Harnett of the Calgary Police Service died in hospital on Dec. 31, 2020, after being dragged by a fleeing SUV and falling into the path of an oncoming car.
Pakistan floods: Water levels receding in worst-hit Sindh province
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has urged developed countries, especially those behind climate change, to scale up aid to his country.
Three new homeless shelters announced to address homelessness in Montreal
There are three new options for homeless Montrealers.
Aug 27, 2020
More than half of Quebec’s homeless population lives in Montreal
The goal is to help the province and its cities tailor social programs for some of the most vulnerable populations.
Mar 25, 2019
How can we help Montreal’s homeless population beat the heat?
Officials at one homeless shelter in Montreal are asking the public for help, saying donations of bottled water are badly needed to help the city's most vulnerable population.
Aug 10, 2021
Homeless man in Montreal allegedly pushed by police officer, says these ‘are not good cops’
"Police have to help people, not hurt people," said Bader Niang. He is in a TikTok video showing a police officer apparently shoving him to the ground.
Homeless woman’s death in Montreal provokes calls for more resources this winter
Montreal police say there was no foul play involved in the death of Elisapie Pootoogook. But her death has advocates for the homeless calling for more resources.
Nov 16, 2021
Montreal community organization offers new portable shelters to help homeless during winter
People living outdoors during the cold winter may soon have a new option to keep warm.
Jan 19, 2021
New homeless shelter for Montreal Indigenous community opens Jan. 24
A former hotel has been converted into a shelter for members of the Montreal Indigenous community who are experiencing homelessness. Advocates say it's a game-changer.
Mayor won’t allow homeless tent cities in Montreal this summer
Montreal's mayor says she won't tolerate temporary tent cities for the homeless population this summer.
May 6, 2021
Warm weather brings homeless camps back to Montreal neighbourhoods
A new encampment site at a wooded area on the south side of Hochelaga Street just west of L’Assomption already has 12 tents and mobile homes.
Apr 27, 2021
Community groups, Montreal mayor, call for permanent resources for the homeless
Community groups argue a season-to-season approach makes it difficult to plan ahead and adopt long-term solutions that are needed to get people off the street.
Temporary homeless shelter in Montreal’s Cabot Square granted extension
The temporary heated shelter for the homeless community in Cabot Square will remain standing until May 17.
Apr 30, 2021
Outreach workers left scrambling after Montreal reverses decision to keep metro open for homeless
An outreach worker says he and his colleagues were left scrambling when they learned the metro wouldn't open on Tuesday night for those who needed shelter from the freezing cold.
A permanent housing project in Montreal tries to help a city hit hard by COVID, apartment crunch
The goal is not only to find and provide a choice of dwellings, but to also create a sense of community and provide a better support system for Montrealers in a tough position.
Apr 1, 2021
Montreal homeless advocates sound alarm as makeshift camps continue to appear around city
People are pitching tents and living in public spaces because they say they have nowhere else to live.
Jul 29, 2020
Coroner investigating death of Montreal homeless man found inside portable toilet
Raphael André's body was discovered inside a portable toilet in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 17, near the Open Door.
Jan 18, 2021
Montreal races to create more shelters for homeless people amid coronavirus crisis
There are fewer beds available as shelters seek to apply social distancing measures.
Mar 31, 2020
Montreal homeless shelters say clients, workers need access to vaccine as COVID-19 cases spike
The Old Brewery Mission, Welcome Hall Mission, Maison du Père and Accueil Bonneau are calling on Quebec to protect vulnerable Montrealers.
Jan 12, 2021
Alleged impaired driver runs over occupied tent at Kelowna homeless encampment
According to police, the driver of the truck may have been intoxicated and was arrested on the scene.
COVID-19 outbreaks: Montreal’s homeless advocates warn of potential humanitarian crisis
Five homeless shelters in Montreal are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and that is limiting their capacity to welcome people.
Nov 12, 2021