Le Centre des Jeunes Boyce-Viau

Summary of organization/program

The CJBV was founded to improve the quality of life for youth and their families by promoting their own support for their isolation. The CJBV offers educational services, facilitation, support, listening, support and referral for disadvantaged youth 6 to 17 years and their families who live in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Contact information


 2625 Theodore # 1, Montreal, Quebec, H1V 2C7

 Telephone: 514-252-4219

Geographic region



Children and youth 6-17 years old

History/Background Information

The Center for Young Boyce-Viau (CJBV) was established in 1993 to intervene with adolescents. But as it proved relatively difficult to reach, the CJBV has focused on children aged 6 to 12 years. In 1997, a new coordinator is hired for the youth sector, in addition to two-site facilitators. The same year, the body becomes autonomous CJBV.Since then, the organization involved with youth 6 to 17 years and their families.

The Youth Centre Boyce-Viau is located in the heart of a complex of the same name HLM housing about 200 households. Like all organisms in HLM, the CJBV has the great advantage of being located in the living environment of the population targeted by the project.

  • Established: 1993

Dominant Media Forms

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Overall Objectives

  • Encourage children develop self-esteem
  • Promote the development of appropriate social behavior and peaceful
  • Mobilize collective action by youth
  • Enable parents to develop and enhance their parenting
  • Promote the development of a support network among parents

Stakeholders and parties involved

  • Parental involvement
  • The facilitator and the facilitator are agents for change
  • The animation and action are articulated through the commitment, availability and personal autonomy
  • The CJBV becomes an additional resource to the family


  • Improve the quality of life of young people by promoting their own care
  • Break the isolation of young people and their families
  • Help create a global network of mutual aid, support
  • Interventions are carried out in compliance of the young and his family, his integrity, primacy and the pace of development.

Statement of Principles

In the context where the CJBV is part of the society of neighbors, because of our location in the heart of public housing, we have a vital role to play. Trust is at the heart of any successful social interaction. To intervene, we must gain the trust of parents, overcome their mistrust and give them confidence.

This action results from several local considerations, with its advantages and disadvantages. The CJBV aims to prevent adjustment problems by providing parents and young people particularly vulnerable support and guidance they need. The CJBV seeks to achieve the objectives of the development of new attitudes and new attitudes, both among young people than their parents. The CJBV includes two areas: one for children 6 to 11 years and one for teens 12 to 17 years. In addition, the organization provides support activities for parents and recovery. We should also mention the work of family intervention in both areas is carried out mainly by the work environment.


  • Accessibility of activities, both free and by the shape of it, youth-friendly plan.
  • Carrying out activities that meet the needs of young and middle
  • Stimulate interest and perseverance of young people through involvement in the activities at CJBV
  • Activities still in line with the objectives
  • Strengthening the sense of youth and their families and the community CJBV
  • Create an active partnership with other community resources

Samples of work

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Funding Sources