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Regroupement des maisons des jeunes du Québec RMJQ

6502 rue des Écores, Montréal, Québec, H2G 2J7

Phone 514-725-2686Fax 514 -725-0700

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Mission

The purpose of the Regroupement des maisons de jeunes du Québec is to promote the youth centers project, which aims to help young people become critical, active and responsible citizens.

Description

Although the lives of young people have changed over the years, we can see that the distress and isolation of many of them is as great, if not more so than at the beginning of the creation of youth centers. . Traditional structures have continued to crumble and become less effective in raising children. At the same time, youth support services have suffered significant cuts, including at school. We have known for a long time the limits of institutions dedicated to health, social services and education that can not by themselves improve the quality of the social fabric.

The Regroupement des maisons de jeunes du Québec is a non-profit association made up of 153 youth centers in 14 regions of Quebec that adhere to the youth group concept and philosophy of the group. The RMJQ advocates for adequate funding of youth centers to ensure their maintenance and development. He represents and defends the interests of youth and youth centers wherever they are needed. In addition, he tries to be present where young people are discussed to make their point. The RMJQ allows new youth centers to draw on the experience of old and new to be stimulated by the dynamism of new projects. The RMJQ also allows young people from different backgrounds and regions to see each other, to exchange and work together on the main orientations of the group. It offers all its members a rich and lively associative life.

The mission of youth centers

Youth centers are youth and adult associations that have volunteered their mission in their community to hold a lively meeting place where young people aged 12 to 18, in contact with significant adults , can become critical, active and responsible citizens. Thus, youth centers come from the community and work with it and its components: parents, elected officials, business leaders, schools, CLSCs, police services, etc.

Philosophy of the youth project

Youth centers are characterized by an autonomous popular education approach to young people. They want to involve young people in the development of society and want this to be the case wherever young people are present. They want to contribute to improving the quality of life of young people to avoid heavy interventions. The RMJQ and its member homes offer young people the opportunity to take on responsibilities and engage in projects of cultural, educational and sports activities, awareness, information and prevention of health that interest them and which want to help the community.

Our major activities

In order to allow a greater number of young people to develop their full potential and to participate actively in the social life of communities, regions and the community, the RMJQ has decided to organize a RMJQ Youth Houses Day and to promote, in the general population, its project of society. The first Saturday of October each year will be a unique opportunity for all RMJQ youth members' houses to showcase their expertise.

The Annual General Meeting and the Orientation Symposium bring together all active and active membership houses. Young people play an important role, as they can compose up to two-thirds of the delegation. More than 350 people, youth and leaders meet to discuss together the future directions of their group. The young people thus learn the democratic life while being gathered around the same cause.

Our financing

The RMJQ has been funded and recognized by the Ministry of Health and Social Services for almost 30 years. Donations from various sources and revenue from operations (dues, training, sale of documents) are added to the MSSS grant to supplement the operating budget.

In terms of numbers, the Regroupement des maisons de jeunes du Québec is:

  • more than 49,000 young people between the ages of 12 and 18
  • nearly 500 facilitators
  • 2,000 parents and 1,000 volunteers

Schedule

Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:30


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