Chez Doris announces the launch of a new Aboriginal Program and is celebrating National Aboriginal Day

MONTRÉAL, June 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Chez Doris, a day refuge for women in difficulty in Montréal is launching a new program to place homeless aboriginal women in permanent residences thanks to a grant of $ 226 269 from Service Canada. The grant will fund one caseworker for the next four years as well as provide financial assistance to set up apartments with furniture and household items.

In celebration of the good news, we will be commemorating National Aboriginal Day on Friday, June 19.

Media is invited by appointment between 9:30 AM and 1 PM for interviews and to film the performers. 

Date: June 19, 2015
Time: 9:30 to  1 PM
Location: 1430, rue Chomedey – two streets East of Atwater avenue


  • 9:00 to 9:30 Opening prayer by Morning Star, Cree
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Performance by Barbara Diabo, Mohawk, Pow wow dancing.
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Workshop by Nina Segalowitz, Inuit, Inuit throat singing workshop
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Native Friendship Center of Montreal, inter-tribal drumming.
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Aboriginal lunch: corn & red lentil soup, bison burgers, and strawberry juice
  • 1:15 – 1:30 PM Joey Shaw, Inuit Musical performance.
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM Allan Harrington, Cree Grassroots teaching circle.

About Chez Doris:
Founded in 1977, Chez Doris is a charitable organization, which offers a daytime shelter, seven days a week, for all women in difficulty.  The house receives up to 100 women a day, and provides meals, respite, clothing, social recreational activity and practical assistance in a secure and accepting environment for problems related to poverty, homelessness, mental illness and/or addictions. Its programs include: a custodial and financial management program; an Inuit assistance program; and a housing placement service for Aboriginal women.


SOURCE Chez Doris Women's Shelter Foundation

For further information: Marina Boulos, Executive Director, Cell: 514-654-7597


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