Homeless Night (La Nuit des sans-abri de Montréal) provides an opportunity to show solidarity with people living in the streets. This year’s slogan, ”Personne n’est à l’abri”, makes the point that everyone can be vulnerable to homelessness.
The CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal is responsible for the cross-sectoral homelessness plan for Montréal, and will be taking part in Homeless Night on 21 October 2016 as well as streaming live on Facebook starting at 6:30 pm.
Montréal regional cross-sectoral homelessness action plan
The Montréal regional cross-sectoral homelessness action plan (2015-2020) comes under the cross-sectoral steering committee composed of 25 representatives from various ministries, the City of Montréal, health and social services institutions, and public and community organizations, all of whom are concerned about homelessness.
The action plan includes 116 measures in five specific areas:
- Health services and social services
- Education, social and social/professional integration
- Co-existence and issues related to criminalization