Medavie Blue Cross is holding a Day of Service at the Pointe-Saint-Charles YMCA in support of the YMCAs of Québec’s school perseverance programs

Montréal, November 25, 2015 — The YMCAs of Québec are happy to welcome at the Pointe-Saint-Charles YMCA twenty Medavie Blue Cross employees for a Day of Service. Volunteers will help paint the new facilities for young people who attend our school perseverance programs.

  • When: Thursday, November 26 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Where: Pointe-Saint-Charles YMCA, 255 Ash Avenue, Montréal (H3K 2R1)

This Day of Service is part of a Canada-wide partnership between the Medavie Health Foundation and the YMCA Alternative Suspension program, which gives at-risk youth who are suspended from school access to tools that enable them to transform their time away into a positive experience.

We are grateful to the Foundation for its support and to Medavie Blue Cross employees for lending a hand. Thanks to them, we can provide youth from our school perseverance programs a welcoming and comfortable environment.  

About the YMCAs of Québec
The YMCAs of Québec is a charitable organization that builds stronger communities by providing opportunities for everyone to lead fulfilling, active, healthy and engaged lives. Its 10 YMCA centres, International Language School, Ski School, Residence, Camp YMCA Kanawana and its 43 service sites across the province are visited each year by more than 125,000 people. The first YMCA in North America was founded in Montréal in November 1851. The YMCAs of Québec is part of the Canadian network of 49 associations. For more information, visit our Facebook page, facebook.com/ymcaquebec or our Twitter page, twitter.com/YMCAquebec.

About Medavie Health Foundation
Medavie Health Foundation is funded by Medavie Blue Cross and Medavie EMS as part of a long-term commitment to make a lasting impact in the communities where our employees and customers live and work. The Foundation is focused on two core causes of particular concern to Canadians – child and youth mental health and type 2 diabetes. It aims to bring organizations and communities together through collaborative multi-year partnerships and to support grassroots, community-based initiatives through an annual grants program.  Medavie is proud to commit an annual social dividend of 10 per cent of our net income to the Medavie Health Foundation. For more information and to sign up for our e-newsletter, visit us at medaviehealthfoundation.ca.

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Source: The YMCAs of Québec

Nathalie Viora, Communications Manager
The YMCAs of Québec | Association Services