Summary of organization/program

The Don Bosco Youth Leadership Center (YLC) is a youth community center whose goal is to provide opportunities for positive growth and to offer a vibrant and varied program for all the community to enjoy! We operate with minimal funding, a sense of volunteerism and a spirit of friendship and kindness.

Contact information


 11991 Pierre Baillargeon, Montreal, Qc H1E 2E5

 Phone: 514 648-6421; Fax: 514 648-6404

Geographic region

local ( Riviere des Prairies )


youth, adults and families living in Riviere des Prairies 

History/Background Information

The Don Bosco Youth Leadership Center is a non-profit youth community center that reaches out to over 1000 young people, adults and families in the east-end community ever year! Completely supported by volunteers and “contracted” staff, we offer recreational, social, cultural, leadership, educational and moral programs and services. Inspired by the Don Bosco’s preventative method, our aim is to promote an environment that is welcoming and nurturing. This is your home away from home! We invite you to visit our site often for all that the YLC is and offers!

Dominant Media Forms

video production

music production

live performance



The aim of the centre is to improve the quality of life for young people in the community, to promote harmony and non-violence and to establish a place for youth to call their own.

Statement of Principles

We seek to create opportunities for positive thinking and change and promote opportunities for exploring their leadership abilities and qualities. 


The YLC has been structured to provide all necessary aspects (social, cultural, moral, educational and recreational) for the full development of young people today.

Samples of work

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Funding Sources