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Portraits of DYP youths

Each child and young person that arrives at the DYP has navigated a distinct life path and yet they are all marked by violence, neglect, or abandonment. It’s hard to imagine the traumas they may have experienced …

Staggering statistics:

  • In Quebec, there are more reports to the DYP than there are births each year.
  • Currently, more than 45,000 children in the province of Quebec are being cared for by the DYP.  
  • 323 reports to the DYP are made each day in Quebec. That’s the equivalent of 7 school buses.

Illustrator Anabel Roy uses her art to raise awareness of this raw, unbearable, and unrecognized reality. She presents a portrait of young people from the DYP in the form of cartoons. While each story conveys much suffering, they also give a glimpse of hope thanks to the support and care of a loving community.