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To help Nunavik youth, build more housing, Quebec commission hears –

March 13, 2018

The next thing to fix is education, witnesses say

MONTREAL—Build more houses and Nunavik will have less need for youth protection.

That’s what youth protection commission staff told the Viens commission in Montreal yesterday.

The commission is looking at the mistreatment of Indigenous people by Quebec authorities. It will produce recommendations on how improve services in Nunavik and other Indigenous communities this November.

Yesterday’s session on youth protection services and Indigenous peoples at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal—the first day of two weeks devoted to health and social services—pointed to several ways on how move ahead in Nunavik.

Chief among these is to build more housing in Nunavik, where there is a reported deficit of about 800 housing units.

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