Honouring the vision of its founder, R. Howard Webster, the Foundation continues to make grants to a wide array of organizations across the social services spectrum whose projects and programs strive to help those struggling in today’s society, or which inspire the population as a whole to become more involved in community affairs. Our most recent example is a collaboration of community effort in setting up the Raphaël André Memorial Tent in Montreal’s Cabot Square as a result of an Innu member’s premature death due to the cold and the COVID-19 curfew. The warming tent welcomes 16 people at a time between 8 pm and 5 am. Originally planned as a two-week shelter, it will now run until March 31. The R. Howard Webster Foundation is pleased to support this most needed initiative.
The tent is administered by the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal which has provided shelter and support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and their children since 1987. The Executive Director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, Nakuset, recently posted her thank you to the Foundation on Twitter:
Absolutely thrilled that the Raphael André Memorial Tent will receive $60k from the R. Howard Webster Foundation! This will go towards the ongoing costs of running the tent. However, more help is needed. Incredibly grateful for your support🙏