Bonjour, hi, kwe, aaniin, shé:kon
Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women is a grassroots solidarity collective that works to raise awareness about violence and discrimination against Indigenous women living in Quebec.
The collective seeks to consult and collaborate with Indigenous communities and organizations to foster understanding and dispel harmful stereotypes commonly held in regards to Indigenous women who are targets of violence. Missing Justice is deeply action-based. Our goals are to raise public awareness and create a safer environment for Indigenous women by tackling issues of systemic racism, sexism, classism and negligence that are present in the media, the justice system and police forces.
We recognize that the causes of racialized and sexualized violence are linked to Canada’s colonial policies of the past and present. We aim to provide social, moral, legal and political support to the families of victims, and to pressure the Canadian government into taking action on the more than 582 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women (up to 3000 according to activists) by paying heed to recommendations put forth by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, Amnesty International, the UN, and Indigenous activists and communities.
We are always looking for new volunteers!
Quebec Native Women defends the interests of Aboriginal women from Quebec and Aboriginal women living in urban areas.
The Iskweu Project responds to an immediate need for assistance expressed by families and loved ones in the case of an Indigenous woman or girl (trans, two -spirit) goes missing.
The Native Women's Shelter of Montreal offers support and frontline services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Aboriginal) women and children to promote their empowerment and independence.
The Southern Quebec Inuit Association was created to answer the needs of the growing population of Inuit outside of Inuit Nunangat, living mostly in Montreal.
The First Peoples Justice Center of Montreal is active in supporting Aboriginal people in their dealings with the justice system.
The Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK supports the ecosystem of individuals and groups committed to improving the quality of life of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities living in the greater Montreal area.
The Native Friendship Centre of Montreal promotes, develops, and enhances the quality of life in Montreal’s urban Indigenous community.
Resilience Montreal is a non-profit day shelter situated on the corner of Atwater and Sainte Catherine, offering food, a place to sleep, clean clothes, and support to anyone in need.
The Cabot Square Project builds and works on a strategy addressing Aboriginal homelessness in Montreal starting in Cabot Square.
Chez Doris is a charitable organization offering a daytime shelter 7 days a week for all women in difficulty.
PAQ Projets Autochtone du Québec is a non-profit organization based upon social and professional development of First Nations, Metis and Inuit of Quebec territory.
The Open Door is a drop-in centre providing services to homeless and low-income people in downtown Montreal.
The Aboriginal Student Resource Centre Concordia is an on-campus resource for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at Concordia University.
McGill's First Peoples' House attempts to provide a sense of community and a voice to Indigenous students who have left their home communities in order to pursue higher education at McGill University.