DAFA Program

Become a counsellor for groups of young people aged from 5 to 17!

Whether you are a youth or an organization wishing to train its members of staff for the role of counsellor, discover our DAFA training!

What's DAFA?

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.

It is THE certification that will equip you and your staff with exactly the tools you need to ensure the safety and quality for group animation for youths between the ages of 5 and 17 in all regions of Québec!

Why choose the Y?

  • Training programs in French and English
  • Theory course options: 100% virtual or hybrid model
  • Expertise in child development
  • Experienced trainers (several years’ experience in day camps and group animation)
  • Experience in virtual training
  • Experience operating in the context of a health emergency (distancing, cleaning protocols, health questionnaires, etc.)
  • Recognized inclusion, diversity, and physical literacy programs (Prize of Excellence awarded by the Quebec Camping Association for our inclusive physical literacy project in 2019)

Have questions?

We’re here to help. Write us at ​contact@ymcaquebec.org or call us at: +1 833 505-9622 (outside Montréal) or at 514 687-9622 (Montréal).

The YMCAs of Québec Newsletter