Pita Aatami, president of Makivik Corporation, and Lino Ferrara, chairman of the Board of Directors of Chez Doris, a day shelter for homeless women in Montreal, have signed a partnership agreement to support vulnerable Inuit women living on the streets in Montreal.

Chez Doris’ mandate is to support homeless women by providing social, educational and practical assistance in a secure and accepting environment. Among its clientele are many Inuit women living under dire circumstances.

The new partnership will see the hiring of Annie Pisuktie of Iqaluit as Inuit Street Case Worker.

The new partnership will also see collaboration with Nunavik Inuit organizations as there are also several other women from Inuit from Nunavut and Labrador receiving services at the shelter.