In this article, we feature two Montréal-based initiatives that aim to improve services for veterans through collaboration, the Old Brewery Mission and Respect Forum.
We begin by providing background information about Canada’s recent history of military engagements and veterans affairs issues. The first example of collaboration presented is the Sentinelles de la rue (Sentinels of the Street) program, led by the Old Brewery Mission. The Mission works with Montréal’s homeless men and women, meeting their essential needs while finding practical and sustainable solutions to end chronic homelessness. The second example is Respect Forum, a not-for-profit initiative that has been organizing networking events in Montréal, Québec since 2016.