Involved Youth

Join the adventure of voluntary service

What is Involved Youth?

THE MONTREAL LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY CENTER IS THE INITIATOR OF THE PROGRAM INVOLVED YOUTH, A PROJECT SUPPORTED BY EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CANADA (ESDC).

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Involved Youth is a free program which aims to bring together, train, support and strengthen young individuals, aged 15-30, interested in LGBTQ+ and/or antiracist causes. It also aims to help them in the development and articulation of varied volunteer services (arts, dance, support services and many more) bringing a positive experience to the corresponding populations.

 

We offer:

  • Personalized support for project development
  • Trainings on project management
  • Trainings on developing socioprofessional and relational skills
  • Trainings on psychosocial issues
  • Support in the research for funding and grants
  • Occasions to share amongst peers
  • A collaborative and safe space for socialization

Whom is Involved Youth for?

The essence of Involved Youth is to create opportunities for young people, who wish to develop their leadership and skills, to get involved in community projects.

This adventure is ideal for youths wanting to:

  • explore and learn about social issues surrounding LGBTQ+ realities and racism
  • • contribute to social change through their community projects
  • develop a social network to expand their knowledge and opportunities, to be motivated and have fun!

Socioprofessional advantages with Involved Youth

Participating in Involved Youth is also an occasion for young people to prepare for the workplace. Specifically, it is possible to:

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 get a meaningful hands-on experience

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create a network of contacts

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improve your resume

The innovation of
Involved Youth

The most unique aspect of the program is in its approach to the concept of « Safe Space ».
Conscious of the importance of social ties in the emancipation of marginalized populations, we base our practice on learning about and articulating a living-together which is healthy, flexible and respectful of diversity. An importance is placed on creating an environment where mistakes may happen and are considered a learning opportunity.

In other words, our program intends to be a group that encourages support and solidarity.
It also values respecting the integrity, pace and level of involvement of each person.

Requirements

Our program welcomes various types of volunteer profiles, regardless of what stage their community project is in (ongoing, in development, undefined). However, it is necessary for participants to:

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Be between the ages of 15 and 30

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Be citizen
permanent resident or accepted refugee

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Be interested in racialized and/or LGBTQ+ populations
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Want to invest a total of 120 hours minimum
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Be bilingual :

  • understand French andEnglish
  • be able to communicate in French orEnglish

The Montreal LGBTQ+ Community Centre promotes social diversity. All participants are encouraged to take part in the program, whether or not you are part of the LGBTQ+ communities.

CONTACTS

Interested in the program?

Fill out the form to apply !

For more information, contact us at : liaison@cclgbtqplus.org !