Petition and Letter to Honorable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
In October 2020, the IHCT launched an online petition to collect signatures for a letter addressed to the Honorable Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. The letter was asking for federal core financial support to establish the physical operations of the IHCT.
Letter to Prime Minister in English
Sign the Petition to End Systemic Racism (Video with Harvey Michele)
Time to take Action (Video with Sean Yaphe)
Mitt-Making Workshop - March 2020
The workshop experience changed quite a bit from the original plan, as the pandemic started and everything closed down, just as we were about to begin. We adapted to make it an online experience, but the students found it much harder to do this way.
The class for this workshop was composed of Inuuk students, as well as 1 Cree, and 2 Kanien’kehá:ka students. The initial plan was to create pauluit (sealskin mitts) and the Cree student planned to make leather gauntlets, which were more appropriate to his culture. We’d had a hard time finding a teacher for this workshop, and so had someone who was Indigenous, but not Inuk. The idea of learning Inuit culture from someone who is not Inuit made one of the Inuuk students uncomfortable. Everyone found it difficult to learn the technicalities of mitt-making online: difficult to find the space to work at home, to not be interrupted, to have the right tools to work with, and even to see the stitches used to sew the mitts together. In the end, only the Inuuk completed their mitts. One student had a pair made by his mother from when he was small, which helped him a lot. He would examine how it was made and could copy it. The other student actively called family up North for guidance in the making. Those who completed the mitts were very happy to have done so. Both students gifted the finished mitts to someone in their family.
Had the workshop happened in person and as a collective class activity, I think the outcome would have been different and all the students would have completed their mitts. The Cree student actually couldn’t attend at all due to extremely poor internet service. There was a willingness to help each other out between those who were able to be a part of the video conference, but it was just too difficult to communicate the making through the computer screens.
Creation and maintenance of our first Indigenous garden
- beginning June 2019 and continued each summer
Volunteer to help our traditional herb and gardening leaders set up and nurture our first Indigenous garden on a plot lent by the Collège de Montréal, in collaboration with Éco-Quartier Peter McGill.
More details on our Facebook page
Press release in English
My Cup of Tea Fundraiser - April 6, 2019
Sample natural local teas and tisanes. Share your knowledge and discover kitchenware by artisans (placemats, aprons, tea towels, etc.) You keep your cup!
More details on our Facebook page
Date: April 6th 2019
Location: 550 boul. Décarie, H4L 3K9
Annual General Meeting - March 20, 2019
Date: March 20, 2019
Location: 800 Maisonneuve Est, Montreal, QC
Room: Salle du Conseil de Ville-Marie
Click here for the 2018/2019 Annual Report in English
Annual General Meeting - March 21, 2018
Please save the date for our 3rd Annual General Meeting and reserve your ticket at:
Date: March 21, 2018
Location: Carrefour Sherbrooke
Address: 475 rue Sherbrooke, Montreal, QC
Room: CS 2nd Floor Ballroom
Fun Rai$er Levée de Fun/Fonds! - October 15, 2017
Date: October 15, 2017
Location: John Fluevog Shoes
Address: 180 Saint-Paul St. W., Montreal, QC
Come join us for a Fun Rai$er to help support the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Health Centre. 50 % of sales from the event will be given to the Centre. Traditional food (by Codex), drum songs and more. We will also be doing the raffle draw on site AND announcing the new name of our Centre based on the survey results, so don't miss this exciting event!!
VENEZ nous encourager à la « Levée » au soutien du Centre de santé autochtone de Montréal. 50 % des ventes sera donné au Centre. Un peu de cuisine traditionnelle (offert par Codex), tambour, chansons et plus encore. Nous ferons le tirage de la tombola et ferons l’annonce du nouveau nom de notre Centre basé sur les résultats de l’enquête : alors ne manquez pas de vous joindre à nous pour cet événement!!
Next City Vanguard Big Idea Challenge - June 2, 2017
Montreal’s Aboriginal population is growing rapidly, yet the community lacks a culturally safe and holistic health service center that is accessible to all Aboriginal people. On Friday, June 2, 2017 The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Health Centre (MUAHC) joined forces with Next City & Concordia University to co-create a 7-minute pitch for a $7,000 prize through the Vangaurd Conference Big Idea Challenge. An interdisciplinary team of 8 conference attendees worked with MUAHC leadership to design a short-term solution that would be a step in the right direction towards the end goal of building a fully functioning and independent health center dedicated to Montreal’s Aboriginal population. The Big Idea was to transform an existing room within a new hospital site into a Smudging Room with a Healing and Teaching Lodge, where Aboriginal patients and their family/friends could come together to focus on healing. Ultimately, the judges received an anonymous donation after the six presentations, and the project was awarded $2000.00 in funds for implementation.
Kirby Broadnax, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Cleveland, OH
Antionette Carroll, Creative Reaction Lab, St. Louis, MO
Jonathan Cha, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Kate Clark, Jefferson University College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA
Noel Doerner, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Allie Kast, City of Indianapolis, Office of the Mayor, Indianapolis, IN
Matthew Kennedy, Studio North, Calgary
Michael Mendez, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Pascale C. Annoual, Intersectorial Health
Carrie Martin, Native Women's Shelter of Montreal
Wendall Nicholas, Bonalos Indigenous Incorporated
Presentation Next City Challenge - Aboriginal Urban Design for Health