Jennifer Yoon

Journalist

Jennifer Yoon is a journalist at CBC Montreal.

Latest from Jennifer Yoon

Want to understand health inequities in a neighbourhood? Talk to the moms

In Park Ex, four mothers from different backgrounds brainstormed how to support a family's decision-making around vaccination — but the conversations didn't stop there.

How a youth centre in Park Ex helps immigrant teens pursue their dreams

The Jeunesse Unie youth centre in Parc-Extension helps about 100 young people every week after school. There is tutoring and a good dose of encouragement — and all services are offered free of charge.

Park Ex groups search for new homes as 'essential' hub William Hingston Centre closes for major repairs

The William Hingston Centre in Parc-Extension serves everyone from toddlers to seniors, offering daycare, library books and essential services to a community that includes many people still integrating into Montreal life. Now it faces closure.

Park Ex residents are reaching beyond language barriers to help neighbours navigate the system

For the new residents in Park Ex, who are still learning French and navigating their way through the Quebec system, BIPE is a haven where they know they can find information on issues including housing, jobs and schools — in whichever language they speak.

Quebecers step up to open their homes to Ukrainian refugees

As the federal and provincial governments work out how to streamline visa applications from Ukrainians fleeing warfare, a Quebec City lawyer is gathering names of Canadians willing to host refugees. Nearly 200 have stepped up so far.

Montreal police pressed to act on training after damning report into fatal shooting of man in distress

After yet another coroner's report into the police shooting death of a Black man in the midst of a mental health crisis, many people are asking how police will respond from now on to the 1,000 calls they get weekly about someone in mental distress.

Feeling blue? Try forcing yourself to laugh

A South Shore woman is trying to lighten Montrealers' hearts with laughter yoga classes. Seeking happiness is all the more important during the pandemic, experts say.

Life after curfew for Montreal's homeless means lineups, fear of fines and few empty beds

After 8 p.m., when most of the city shuts down due to Quebec's COVID-19 curfew, many homeless people are still trying to find a place to stay. Here is a look at one night outside the city's overwhelmed shelters.

New addition to NDG street life makes it easier for neighbours to lend a helping hand

A Montreal woman has made it easier for NDG residents to help each other by donating non-perishable foods to a communal pantry, installed on Sherbrooke Street in front of Epicerie Moderne.

Neighbours in Ahuntsic-Cartierville mourn beloved depanneur owner stabbed inside shop

Mr. Yong, who owned and operated Depanneur de Lille for 15 years, was fatally stabbed inside his shop earlier this month.

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