About the Foundation

Our youth Foundation raises awareness to prevent psychological distress

About the Foundation

Our youth Foundation raises awareness to prevent psychological distress

Our mission

Our mission

The mission of the Fondation Jeunes en Tête is to prevent psychological distress in young people aged 11 to 18 in Quebec.

We accomplish this mission by providing teens, their parents and school staff with online tools and awareness workshops in schools. Destigmatize, raise awareness, and empower: this is what we do every day to help the next generations face the life’s challenges.

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Young people’s problems are our problems too. By supporting our organization, you are making a difference for thousands.”

Known largely as co-host of the popular science-themed quiz show Génial on Télé-Québec, with Martin Carli, Stéphane Bellavance is a multitalented individual who loves exploring all facets of his profession, whether it’s acting, hosting, directing, writing, teaching or producing. And he dedicates himself fully to each.
Stéphane approaches all of his projects with passion and happiness. And as a committed supporter of our Foundation for teenagers since 2014, that’s just how he approaches his work with us.
Stéphane Bellavance

proud spokesperson for Foundation Jeunes en Tête

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Stéphane Bellavance

proud spokesperson for Foundation Jeunes en Tête

Jean-Nicolas and Mia Verreault

Jean-Nicolas and Mia Verreault

Jean-Nicolas Verreault is an actor well known to the public who plays roles in both television and film. He is also a father of three daughters who have faced different challenges: Mia, 15, suffers from a generalized anxiety disorder. Romy has Tourette’s Syndrome and Simone has Craniofacial Nager Syndrome.

Mia, 15 years old, has been living for several years with a generalized anxiety disorder. “By partnering with the Fondation Jeunes en Tête, I want to talk about my experiences so that all young people who feel misunderstood know that there is hope for a better life,” – Mia Verreault.

“As a parent, it is often difficult to find the best ways to support your child. I want to make the Foundation’s tools known so that families who need them, or who have questions, feel supported,” Jean-Nicolas Verreault.

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Our history

Fondation Jeunes en Tête was born of two sound foundations with several decades of experience working for the well-being of young people. Here are a few details highlighting the history of the Foundation.

Our history

Fondation Jeunes en Tête was born of two sound foundations with several decades of experience working for the well-being of young people. Here are a few details highlighting the history of the Foundation.

1980

Birth of the Mental Illness Foundation under the guidance of Dr. Yves Lamontagne, an eminent psychiatrist who chaired the Collège des médecins du Quebec for many years.

1995

Creation of the Promexpo Foundation (which will later become Fondation Québec Jeunes) by a group of business people. The foundation promoted the physical and mental well-being of poor and homeless youth before changing its focus to help all young people between the ages of 11 and 17 who are in difficulty or in need of help.

1998

Development of the Partners for Life program (known as the Solidaires pour la vie program until 2016) by the Mental Illness Foundation. 1 million+ young people reached to this day!

2013

Launch of the Prix Inspiration by Fondation Québec Jeunes to highlight the work of extraordinary organizations.

2017

Inauguration of Fondation Jeunes en Tête through the merge of Fondation Québec Jeunes and the Mental Illness Foundation.

2019

 

NEW WORKSHOP

Launch of the new Mental Health Basics workshop for teens in grades 7 and 8, with the aim of fostering good mental health at an early age.

A strong vision

Fondation Jeunes en Tête is built on a strong vision carefully developed over the years: supporting the mental health and well-being of young people. Today, and every day, our foundation combines innovation and philanthropy to maximize the impact we have in society.

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A growing impact

Each year, we’re making progress in the fight to prevent psychological distress in Quebec teens.

Our impact

Thank you to our allies

Without individuals and charities that support mental health, none of this would be possible. The support of our 6100 incredible allies allows us to secure the longevity of our work with young people.

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2019 Organization of the year

2019 Organization of the year

The Foundation was recognized by the Association québécoise de la prévention du suicide (AQPS) for its crucial role in the field of suicide prevention.

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

United by a common desire to advance the cause of teen mental health, the members of our Board of Directors help us each year to broaden the reach of the Foundation’s projects.

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Our team

Every day, our team of dedicated, motivated individuals bring the Foundation’s initiatives to life.

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