Québec Youth Policy - The YMCA’s report in response to the consultation on its renewal

The YMCAs of Québec - October 05 2015

In response to the consultation on the renewal of the Québec Youth Policy, this September the YMCAs of Québec submitted a report to the Québec government, which outlined the ways young Quebecers aged 15 to 29 can achieve their independence and realize their full potential.  

Drawing on our expertise, our presence in the heart of communities and our lasting social impact, we are pleased to share our vision for youth in Québec:

“We envision young people who are healthy, realize their full potential and succeed, active and independent citizens who contribute to society, engaged youth with a stronger sense of belonging to their community, who are receptive to others and build harmonious relations.”   

We believe that the government of Québec must create environments that foster the development of youth in the following four areas:

  • health and active living;
  • personal development and independence;
  • school retention and academic/professional success;
  • leadership, engagement and citizen participation.

The government must also recognize the role of community organizations that work with youth directly in their communities and foster their transition to independence, and must provide community organizations with funding and promote collaboration among them.

> Read the executive summary (in French only)

> Read the report (in French only)

To find out more about the consultation, click here.