Our mission
Our promise

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 …

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

Charles De Gaulle

Our promise

With kindness, generosity, and goodwill, the Foundation collectively invests in the well-being of youths in the DYP’s care to give them the self-esteem, courage and confidence to believe in the field of possibilities.

But in order to open up to this field of possibilities, we must already recognize that it exists. We must learn to project ourselves into the future, to dream, and explore our passions. This is what the Foundation is able to create thanks to its various programs that complement the DYP’s services. These details, such as memorable events and important encounters, are decisive moments in each of our histories and can transform the course of a life.


The Fondation des jeunes de la DPJ’s mission is to change how youths in care see their future by giving them the courage and confidence to believe in a world of possibilities. To do this, it engages the public and supplements government funding to quickly meet specific, individual needs.

The Fondation works together with resources and provides complementary support by making sure the youths in care have access to a network of support.


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.
Mutual aid
We value mutual aid and the desire to contribute to the well-being of others.