Young at Work is renewed for a third year

A new position is added

Center Point d’Appui de Lanaudière is pleased to announce that the pilot project Inclusive Enterprises: Youth at Work has been renewed for a third year with the aim, among other things, of developing work platforms in the workplace. A job platform integration agent position will therefore be added for the year 2022-2023.

Selected from the call for projects of the Youth on the Move for Employment program, this project is subsidized by the Government of Quebec within the framework of the Canada-Quebec contribution agreement in support of young people in Quebec, in which the federal government participates financially, more specifically through the regional component of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

“The Inclusive Business: Youth at Work initiative creates exchange opportunities that promote the sustainable integration of young people into the labor market. Our government is pleased to once again support this project by investing US$387,000 in developing their autonomy and skills. We are here to help the next generation, who embody the future of Quebec, spread their wings”, declared Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity.

“This has been a difficult year for young people, and we all succeed when we help young Canadians get the tools they need. I am really looking forward to seeing the Inclusive Business: Children at Work initiative unfold and the significant changes it will bring to the lives of young people today and tomorrow,” said Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth.

This project consists of supporting young people looking for a job, as well as private companies, public organizations or non-profit organizations, to integrate people aged between 15 and 30, who have left the education, with an intellectual disability, mental health disorder, physical limitations, autism spectrum disorder, dysphasia or others. Interns receive a participation allowance in the amount of the minimum wage. An employer who hires a participant may benefit from a wage subsidy under certain conditions.

“The main objective is to increase the number of young people with functional limitations or special needs in the labor market, supporting and equipping them so that they can become good workers and thus keep a long-term job. . As you know, we have a pressing need for labor in our region, and these young people can contribute to the job market if we give them the chance to develop and showcase their skills,” explains Manon Boisvert, General Manager of Essor 2 Specialized Service. of Workforce.

Great successes are already part of the history of the Inclusive Business: Children at Work project. Whether on the side of young people or companies, what often arises is the pleasure of discovering all the great encounters that happen, the great successes of young people who now have a stable job. For employers, the benefits are allowing people with disabilities to develop professionally, have employees who are reliable, willing to learn and happy to return to work.

Project team members delivered the first “Inclusive Business” certificates and stickers to employers who welcomed young people into their businesses. These are Délices de Lourdes, the city of L’Assomption, L’Entre-Jeux, Délices d’Antan/Beignes d’Antan, as well as Résidence Marie-Clothilde, Hôtel Le Château Joliette, Hamster+ Le papetier, Le libraire and Paul the gourmet.

Jeunes au bout thanks you for your contribution to the development of young people in the region. In addition, music videos were shot with several of them.

These are available on the website ( and on social media.

For those who can participate in the project as an employer or job seeker: 450 755-3855 or

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