The Maison des jeunes first opened its doors in autumn of 1981. It was originally a project in association with the Pierrefonds CSSS, located in the Roxboro chalet, one employee and lots of volunteers. The project grew and the demands became larger.
After putting together an animation team, the center received its patent letters making it an official corporation under the name of Maison des jeunes de Roxboro inc. in February of 1984. The center then became a non-profit organization with its own Administrative Council and started on its long road leading it to become a resource center for youth aged 12 to 17 years old.
Then, in the summer of 1987, its financial situation and the sacrifices of the animation team permitted the organization to entertain the idea of buying a property. Three months later, the Maison des jeunes relocated and became the Maison des jeunes de Pierrefonds inc.
It was in the beginning of spring 1990 that the Maison des jeunes started the paperwork to obtain a charity organization number. On June 7th 1990, the Maison des jeunes de Pierrefonds was registered as a charity organization to both provincial and federal governments.
Today, the Maison des jeunes has 2 full time staff, 2 part time staff and sees 10 to 12 volunteers a year.
We currently run programs and activities that work on self esteem and social skills.
WHO WE ARE
Director, 23 years
B.A. Sociology / Women's Studies
Member of St. Patrick's
Society of Montreal
Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet certificate
Coordinator, Youth Worker,
Early Childhood Educator
Youth Work Graduate Diploma
Youth Worker, 4 years
B.A. Applied Human Science:
BOARD OF DIRECTOR
MDJP Staff Rep
Regroupement des maisons
des jeunes du Québec (RMJQ)
Regroupement Intersectoriel des Organismes Communautaire (RIOCM)
Table de Concertation Enfant Famille Jeunesse de l'Ouest de l'Ile
(TCEFJOI) (Board of Directors)
Table de quartier du nord ouest de l'Ile de Montreal (Board of Directors)
A SPECIAL THANK-YOU TO:
Agence de Montreal
Annick Kandu Apuku
Arrondissement de Pierrefonds-Roxboro
Deputy Martin Coiteux
Deputy Carlos Leitos
Home Depot Foundation
Eric T. Webster Foundation
Fondation des Canadiens
Ministère du travail, emploi et solidarite sociale
Ministère de la sante et
des services sociaux
Ville de Montreal