Team ensures Inuit landing in Montreal get where they need to go – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 18, 2024

Reaching Home and Urban Inuit program meant to keep travellers safe while in city

There’s a new team helping to guide Nunavimmiut while they travel to and from the Montreal airport.

With the airport often being the start of homelessness for those travellers, front-line workers from the Reaching Home and Urban Inuit program, organized by Makivvik Corp., want to ensure that won’t be the case anymore.

Program director Joey Partridge is taking care of departures for Air Inuit and Canadian North with his two co-workers.

“We are making sure Inuit are guided, supported and informed properly,” he said. “We are here to interpret and translate as well.”

The team started their work March 4 but the project has been in the works for a year. According to Partridge, the airport is often the first place where Inuit can encounter problems that lead to homelessness.

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