Y4Y Quebec is a provincial
non-profit youth network committed to addressing
the issues facing
Y4Y Quebec is made up of a core group of dedicated youth who share a common goal of cultivating and sustaining an active youth-led network in Quebec. We work in collaboration with community organizations to maximize their efforts by creating a link with English-speaking youth, and to connect, promote and mobilize English-speaking youth so that they are aware of supports available to them, which will ensure they reach their full potential and remain in Quebec.
The end goal is to create a sense of community among English-speaking youth and a strong sense of belonging to Quebec society. In other words, English-speaking youth will have a vehicle to take a leadership role in their community, to inspire their peers to become involved and active members of society, to liaise with and engage the French-speaking community, and to mobilize the broader English-speaking community around issues that impact the community’s vitality.
Here’s how we are making our vision a reality at Y4Y:
a. Delivering a platform to share information on resources, training and networking opportunities, and employment/career services for English-speaking youth (age 16-30) via outreach to communities throughout Quebec;
b. Supporting English-speaking youth in accessing support resources and networks through the help of regional ambassadors throughout Quebec;
c. Offering networking opportunities for English-speaking youth in Quebec, to include opportunities for engaging with the official language majority;
d. Providing a vehicle for youth to take leadership roles in their community and inspire their peers to become involved in influencing public policy to ensure that all language groups are equally represented in Quebec society with the goal of optimizing employability, the acquisition of French language skills as well as social and economic integration;
e. Creating a strong sense of belonging to the community so that all youth will feel a part of Quebec society.