Federal government invests $60,000 in Montreal's fight to end homelessness

Federal government invests $60,000 in Montreal's fight to end homelessness
Federal government invests $60,000 in Montreal's fight to end homelessness

Published on: July 16, 2017 | Last Updated: July 16, 2017 2:06 PM EDT

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre's new mayoral committee on homelessness is a 17-member association of shelter managers, health workers and researchers.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre's new mayoral committee on homelessness is a 17-member association of shelter managers, health workers and researchers. Phil Carpenter / Montreal Gazette files

The federal government is investing $60,000 in Montreal’s Mouvement pour mettre fin à l’itinérance à Montréal.

Federal Minister of Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos said the funding will help the Mouvement gather data on the number of homeless people in the Montreal metropolitan region.

The data will be compiled regularly to help about a dozen organizations support homeless people in the city.

In its latest budget, the federal government planned a total investment of $2.1 billion over the next 11 years to expand funding for the homelessness partnering strategy.

Duclos said the work done by the Mouvement is essential to solving problems related to the city’s homeless.

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