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The Fondation des jeunes de la DPJ: an essential ally in opening up a field of possibilities

Too often defined by prejudices, the young people of the DYP don’t allow themselves to step outside of their reality which they wrongly perceive as normal. In the minds of these hurt children or injured teenagers, exists the belief that they are not worth any effort or any hope.  As a result, they do not allow themselves to dream, like other young people their age. The future is far from open and inspiring.

This is where the Fondation des jeunes de la DPJ, formerly known as the Fondation du Centre Jeunesse de Montréal, comes in. It has the capacity to transform a young person’s vision of their future. It can inspire. It can give hope. It can ignite the dreams that change everything …

Between possible and impossible—two letters and a state of mind.

Charles De Gaulle


In addition to advocating in favour of young people in need of protection, the Foundation mobilizes additional resources to those allocated by the DYP in order to contribute to the wellbeing of the youths under its care.


In a context where inequalities are obvious, acting collectively for the benefit of the most vulnerable is the best way to contribute to their wellbeing.
We believe that with the right support and with a healthy dose of motivation, courage and resilience, it is possible to turn the impossible into reality.
We strive to understand the thoughts, emotions, and aspirations of those around us.
We value mutual aid and the desire to contribute to the well-being of others.