On this grey Friday in October, the Domaine du Parc Savard housing complex on Bernatchez Avenue offers a little light with the bright yellow accents on its nearly new buildings. The Ressources Parents Vanier organization, established in 1995, moved into the ground floor in 2013 to rooms that were freshly renovated for its activities. (more…)
I’m expected at the Squat this afternoon, and barely have time to ring the bell when the door opens and Véronique greets me. Véronique Girard has been an outreach worker at Squat Basse-ville, located in Quebec City’s Saint-Roch district, since she started as an intern in 2003. After holding various positions, she became Director two years ago. During Véronique’s last maternity leave, the Squat had a number of problems that affected its community relations, its ability to fund operations, and, consequently, the way that it functions. (more…)
When I’m on the bus and my eldest is annoying, I play rock, paper, scissors, match with her!
One from the heart
A partner distinguish himself
A satchel full of surprises
In Mongolia, Adolescent Development Center (ADC), as part of the Dream Key project, the young girls were invited to create handicraft items as an alternative to prostitution. Knowing that the foundation funding this project was Canadian, the girls sent a handbag to our offices, which we offered as a draw prize at our last consultation meeting. Chantal Larouche, coordinator of Maison Richelieu, was the winner of that handbag and decided to use it as a tool for mobilizing the girls of the Maison. The satchel has become a suggestion “box”. Yet the girls at this shelter, much affected by this story, created solidarity scarves that were issued to Dulmaa L., our coordinator in Mongolia, when she came to the Maison in June. As a result, contact has been established between the Quebec and Mongolian realities.