$907,000: record amount raised for the Fondation des jeunes de la DPJ

January 17, 2023

The Fondation des jeunes de la DPJ’s year-end campaign capped off with a record $907,000 raised! While everyone is talking about inflation, Quebecers have proven to be especially generous in offering real help to youths in the care of the DYP. Not only were we able to give them a magical Christmas, but this outpouring of generosity will make it possible to meet the pressing needs brought to the Fondation’s attention throughout the year.


This unprecedented engagement for youths in the care of the DYP is surely one of the top good news for the start of 2023.

Thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations and elected officials who want to provide support to the most vulnerable youth in our society, the Fondation raised a record $907,000. Plus, thousands of gifts and warm clothes were handed out during the holidays, for a total value of more than $250,000.

Up 700%

Time to go over the pre- and post-pandemic data. The Fondation des jeunes de la DPJ has been able to significantly boost the assistance provided to children and teens in need of protection owing to this amazing rise in public engagement.

In comparing the 2022 Christmas campaign to the 2019 pre-pandemic campaign, there was a huge 700% increase in donations, which brought much needed assistance at Christmastime, and throughout the year.


The Fondation is a vector of change for youths in the care of the DYP. That’s what donors have been saying over the last three years.

This record result clearly shows just how much our donors support and rally behind our organization. Throughout the year, we keep them updated on the concrete actions we have taken thanks to their donations. As a result, significant trust was established with our donors, who either have been supporting us for many years or have just recently joined our big community.

Fabienne Audette

Last fall, the Fondation announced that it was able to help 1 out of 4 youths in the care of the DYP in Quebec with their transition to adulthood. The Fondation also distributed twice as much aid to address food insecurity. And the Fondation plans to build on this momentum to keep supporting more youths.

The Fondation des jeunes de la DPJ would like to wholeheartedly thank all the donors, partners and volunteers who made this Christmas campaign a success and who helped with the major gift drive. And a special thanks to our spokesperson, Anaïs Favron, to the members of the fundraising committee and our proud supporter, Nancy Audet, as well as the partners of the campaign: BMREvovest and Guzzo Cinemas.

Thank you to our partners!

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