Supporting 14 new projects across Quebec

October 17, 2023

The Fondation directs $500,000 toward helping youths in care

The Fondation des jeunes de la DPJ is proud to announce that it will provide funding for 14 initiatives submitted by various regional organizations across the province.

In all, the Fondation will donate over $500,000 to help youths aged 16 to 25 in the care of the DYP as they transition to independence and adulthood. By funding transformative projects, we are giving youths the opportunity to access additional support while enhancing the services available in their regions based on their specific needs.

Selected organizations and projects by area of focus

Fostering housing stability and facilitating independent living

Helping youths stay in school

  • Déclic – “Projet Continuum” (continuum project) – Greater Montreal (Montreal, Montérégie, Laval)
  • CJE de Frontenac – “Sur le chemin de ton indépendance” (on the road to independence) – Chaudière–Appalaches

Providing psychosocial support and putting youths in contact with resources

  • Renaître de la rue – “Déploiement et amélioration de la portée des services aux jeunes adultes en situation de grande vulnérabilité et d’itinérance” (rolling out and expanding services for highly vulnerable young adults experiencing homelessness) – Montreal
  • Collectif Ex–Placé DPJ – “Grandir et bien partir” (growing up and getting off to a good start) – Provincial

Helping youths develop their skills, find a job, and achieve positive social inclusion outcomes

  • CJE de l’Outaouais – “Une transition réussie vers le passage à la vie autonome” (transitioning successfully to independent living) – Outaouais
  • La Tablée des Chefs – “Cook Up Your Future” – Provincial
  • En Marge 12–17 – “Projet transition” (transition project) – Montreal

Meeting basic needs

A second successful call for proposals 

For the second consecutive year, the Fondation announced a call for proposals in February, inviting organizations and other foundations working with youths in care to apply for funding that would enable them to provide practical assistance to youths in the care of the DYP. The 27 projects we received speak to the urgent need to help youths preparing for adulthood.

The Fondation des jeunes de la DPJ aims to provide assistance where it’s needed most, in Montreal and other regions of Quebec. Transitioning to adulthood is a critical point in the lives of youths in care. It’s a challenging time where youths often lack proper family support or a social safety net to help them navigate their new situation. On behalf of youths across the province, I would like to extend our thanks to our donors, whose generosity is making a tangible difference in so many lives

Fabienne Audette
Managing Director, Fondation des jeunes de la DPJ

In the fall of 2021, the Fondation expanded its mission to have a greater impact and address acute, ever-growing needs across the province. Based out of Montreal, the Fondation continues to help youths in the city, while providing ongoing support for various regional initiatives each year.

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