Montreal shelter serving many Inuit women gets $1-million gift – Nunatsiaq News

May 08, 2018

Chez Doris serves about 250 Inuit women a year

Chez Doris, the day shelter for homeless women in downtown Montreal that serves many Inuit clients, received a big boost this past Sunday.

That’s when, at a fundraising tea attended by its many donors and supporters, the shelter accepted a donation of $1 million from Andrew Harper, a retired Montreal businessman.

With his late wife, Carole, Harper, now 95, used to own and operate a company that imported and distributed cookies and chocolates.

In honour of the Harpers’ gift, the Chez Doris building at 1430 Chomedey St. in Montreal will now bear the name of Carole and Andrew Harper, the shelter’s board of directors has decided.

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