Montreal shelter launches shuttle service to get people to appointments

The shuttle services operated by Indigenous Project Quebec is the first of its kind for people without a safe place to stay. More than 400 people have taken advantage of their pilot project that helps them get to medical and job appointments.

In the morning, the bus provides transportation to the airport for people returning to their northern communities. It then ferries users to medical and non-medical appointments within the boundaries of the Island of Montreal. There is no service in the afternoon, but it does start up again in the evening.

“There was a need for this service following calls from a number of partners, especially Montreal’s Indigenous network,” said Hugo Gehin, the project coordinator. “Thanks to funding from the city and the network, we were able to set up this service. It was difficult for the Indigenous community to find travel solutions.”

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