Accès Bénévolat is the Volunteer Action Center (VAC) for Montreal East. Each year, we connect hundreds of volunteers with more than 300 social organizations. Locally, we are also involved through projects and round tables to meet the needs of our community.
The employment preparation program began in 2022 and is the result of the collaboration between Bienvenue à NDG and the NDG Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi. The program consists of three main parts: participant needs assessment, small group training and networking. The main objective of the program is to offer a complete preparation for the Quebec job market.
The Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.
The Carrefour Jeunesse-emploi, in consultation with the community, supports young people aged 16 to 35 who live in the city center, transit or frequent it by motivating and mentoring them, in the pursuit of their educational projects, professionals, creatives or entrepreneurs to find their place on the job market in Montreal and elsewhere.
The Volunteer Bureau of Montreal (VBM) promotes volunteerism among Montrealers and reinforces the practice of volunteerism within the organizations in its territory. It supports Meals on Wheels and Community Meals on Wheels services affiliated with its network.
The program has a duration of 32 to 40 weeks. The first 6-7 weeks is filled with preparatory workshops that emphasize on attitudes and behaviors when looking for a job and wanting to be hired somewhere. In the meantime, the Francisation cohort, concentrates on learning and speaking French. Participants then pursue the program and make their way onto a work integration social enterprise (WISE) that they have showed interest for, while continuing their weekly group meetings.
CEDEC helps communities achieve lasting economic success by identifying and leveraging their strongest opportunities for growth and investment. They create public-private-civil society partnerships that harness combined resources and expertise, foster innovation and creativity, and drive economic development. They provide coordinated, integrated leadership of initiatives and contribute actively at all stages to their achievement, from idea to action to results. They're objectives are to help create jobs, upskill and place workers, increase wages and revenues, build and grow businesses, and increase investments.
DESTA offers a culturally-relevant workforce development program for individuals with little-to-no work experience or who have been away from the labour force for some time. Employability and soft skills workshops are offered alongside individual employment counseling. DESTA also provides temporary work placement and on-site paid training.
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For Us Girls is developing the self-esteem, confidence, and emotional intelligence of young womxn and girls. They are training young womxn and girls as web developers, designers, and computer programmers. They seek to empower innovators with our 7-week professional development & entrepreneurship training accelerator.
The Future Skills Centre is dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills they need to thrive in a changing labour market. They aim to help all Canadians benefit from effective skills development, and seek to ensure an inclusive approach to supporting underserved groups such as women, youth, Indigenous peoples, newcomers, racialized peoples, LGBTQ2S+ peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans, and Canadians living in rural, remote, and Northern communities.
Au cœur de son environnement et attentif aux besoins évolutifs de son milieu, Horizon Carrière voit, par son accompagnement socioprofessionnel, à promouvoir et à assurer l’intégration en emploi et l’épanouissement des personnes qui sollicitent ses services, en misant sur leur plein potentiel et leur volontariat. Horizon Carrière voit aussi à créer avec les partenaires, des conditions gagnantes pour le bien-être de la population.
The Ivirtivik Centre South, located in the Montreal borough of Verdun, has for objective to help participants join the workforce or return to school. Four professionals employed at the Centre help participants develop personal and professional skills through coursework and activities, exploratory visits, and individual counseling. Services are offered in French, English and Inuktitut.
The mission of the Center for Volunteer Action Saint-Laurent inc. is to promote volunteerism in the various sectors of human activity and to create a response to the needs of the community.
The Frederick Phillips Summer Program is named after McGill Law’s first Black graduate and the first Black lawyer in Quebec. It was created to introduce Black youth in Montreal, who are near the end of their High School studies as well as those in CEGEP, to various parts of our legal education and system through interactive activities, field visits, lectures and more. NOTE: Deadlines may vary by academic year.
Montreal Relève’s flagship program, Students Business provides a privileged encounter between high school students and Montreal professional circles. For the participants, these meetings initiate the first career reflections upstream of career choices, allowing them to explore current and future know-how and interpersonal skills, valued on the job market.
The award-winning Pathways to Education Program provides the supports youth need to overcome the barriers they face and graduate from high school. These supports include: tailored student plan, tutoring, social support, mentoring, finacial support, planning for life after school.
Access handouts and lessons that will help students navigate through the scholarship application process and post-secondary preparation.
STEP is specifically designed for students who are interested in a career in health care or who simply want to volunteer and learn about working in a hospital. STEP is a great way to meet new people, help your community, learn about hospitals, and acquire skills that will assist you in your volunteer work, school and life in general. Students must be 16 to volunteer.
The mission of YES Montreal is to help English-speaking Quebecers reach their potential. At YES, they give you the skills and confidence to develop a personal career or business strategy through workshops, personalized coaching, and so much more.
The DAFA program (Diplôme d’aptitude aux fonctions d’animateur) is a counselling training program that meets the high demands of the recreation and sports community.