Montérégie Youth Centre: an accredited and innovative institution

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It is with great pride that we received during the summer of 2013 our certificate of accreditation for 2013–2017, which recognizes and reaffirms the quality of our services.

 

Awards and distinctions 

Apprendre Autrement

In October 2012, the Apprendre Autrement (Learning in New Ways) project won the Award of Excellence from the Association des centres jeunesse du Québec in the “clinical intervention” category, which highlights our innovative initiatives dedicated to the protection and development of children.

Since 2005, led by caseworkers from the Youth Centre, together with students and faculty from Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe, the Apprendre Autrement initiative has set out to develop parenting skills and break the social isolation of parents who receive services under the Youth Protection Act, while also providing structured learning activities for their children.

Visit the Apprendre Autrement page to find out more about the project.

 

Mobilis

In February 2012, the Mobilis project earned two Prix Égalité awards (in the “Violence prevention” and “Coup de cœur du public,” or “People’s choice”, categories), awarded by Québec’s Ministère de la Culture et des Communications.

Then in May 2012, Mobilis received another Prix d’excellence from Québec’s Ministère de la Sécurité publique in the “Intersection” category.

In October 2012, the project won the Prix d’excellence from the health and social services network in the “Partnership” category as well as the Prix d’excellence from the Association des centres jeunesse du Québec in the “Clinical intervention support” category.

Finally, in November 2012, the Institut d’administration publique de Québec awarded the Mobilis project an award in the “Health and social services network achievement” category.

The result of an initiative by Montérégie Youth Centre and the Agglomération de Longueuil police department, Mobilis is supported by Longueuil’s regional conference of elected officials. It is aimed at preventing young people from joining street gangs and encouraging gang members and supporters to leave gangs. However, priority is given to the fight against human trafficking, in which young girls are recruited, controlled and sexually exploited by gangs.

Since its creation, Mobilis has led to 90 arrests related to sexual exploitation and identified 113 girls victimized by or connected to street gangs who were referred to Montérégie Youth Centre for programs aimed at persuading them to leave the gangs with which they were involved.

Visit the Mobilis page to find out more about the project.

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