Matthew Coutu-Moya

Administrative Supervisor, First Peoples' House
Matthew Coutu-Moya
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Email address: 
matthew.coutu-moya [at]

Matthew Coutu-Moya is Michif-Chilean from Summerland, British Columbia. His mother was born and raised in the prairies of Saskatchewan and Alberta. Her family has ties to Michif communities of St-Boniface, Petite Pointe du Chênes (Lorette) and St-Laurent in Manitoba as well as St-Paul-des-Métis (St-Paul) in Alberta. His father is from Santiago, Chile and came to Canada as a refugee after the Pinochet coup. Prior to living in Montréal, Matthew worked for three years with immigrants and refugees at Kamloops Immigrant Services. This work would motivate him to return to school. In 2017, Matthew moved to Montréal to study at McGill’s School of Social Work.

After graduating in 2020, Matthew worked with Indigenous Access McGill, a program which supports Indigenous students at the School of Social Work. Matthew is excited and grateful to join the team at First Peoples’ House as he hopes to continue giving back to the programs which supported him during his own studies as well as fostering a home away from home for Indigenous students at McGill.

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