The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation (CSBFF) launched this unique program in 2005 to encourage young people aged 14 to 16 to get involved in environmentalism and their community by combining experiences with nature and community engagement.

The YMCAs of Québec has managed the program since 2005. Approximately 120 young people participate in the program each year.

Some of our achievements


A bike tour to raise public awareness about bike paths in the Saint-Laurent borough.

To read the article in 'Les Nouvelles St-Laurent' (French only):

Community cooking

Cooking tourtières with organic ingredients for the Gatineau Social Pediatric Centre.

To read the official press release (French only):

Protecting biodiversity

Setting up a protected area for pollinator insects in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough.


Raising awareness about buying environmentally friendly products at the grocery store.

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Joining a clean-up campaign on Mont-Royal with other Montréal organizations.

Watch the CBC report here:


Painting murals in the Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough.

Read the Métro newspaper article (in French):

Testing water quality

Taking samples of the Saint-Lawrence river in Verdun.

Watch the Global News report:

Creating green spaces

Creating a green space with murals, plants, benches and bike stands under Autoroute 40.

Read the article and listen to the Radio-Canada radio recording (in French):

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