#YOUTH375MTL is a project of the City of Montreal who mandated Concertation Montréal and the Forum jeunesse de l’île de Montréal for its implementation. This project is made possible thanks to the following partner organizations: 

  • l’Institut du Nouveau
  • the YMCAs of Québec
  • le Conseil jeunesse de Montréal
  • Apathy is Boring
  • les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec
  • la Coalition montréalaise des groupes jeunesse LGBT
  • la Fédération des Associations Étudiantes du Campus de l’Université de Montréal
  • la Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal
  • le Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec
  • la Table des Carrefours jeunesse emploi de Montréal 
  • Force jeunesse
  • l’Association du Jeune Montréal
  • la radio étudiante CISM
  • la Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec
  • Exeko
  • Parrainage civique les Marronniers | Jarry Deuxième café bistro
  • Native Montréal. 

Description of the #YOUTH375MTL project

Montréal has an abundance of talented, dedicated, competent and open-minded young people who want to make a real contribution to their neighbourhood and city. Montréal’s 375th anniversary is the perfect opportunity to give them a voice, listen to their ideas and discover what they think a Young Montréal is all about. It also gives us a chance to talk to them about the City of Montréal’s priority issues, such as youth engagement in municipal democracy and their commitment to living together in harmony.

The proposed project aims to introduce young role models from the 19 boroughs and to help them make connections in order to encourage them to reflect together and share best practices. The project also intends to mobilize and gather ideas from the City’s young people and youth organizations for the 375th Youth Summit in the spring of 2017, which will be a springboard for Young Montreal.

#YOUTH375MTL’s expected outcomes are to select 19 young ambassadors from each one of Montréal’s boroughs, consult with young people across the area for six months, share project ideas and best practices with youth organizations in Québec, in Canada and around the world and help organize a 375th Youth Summit that will bring together 375 young people and 25 children who will act as a bridge to Montréal’s 400th anniversary.

The first step in realizing this project is selecting 19 youth ambassadors for community engagement, one candidate per borough.  

Why become a youth ambassador

For the youth ambassadors who take part in the #YOUTH375MTL project, it will be an experience of a lifetime.

First, they will create an important network of contacts among Montréal’s elected officials, youth organizations and other young citizens who want to get involved in the development of their city.

Then, they will receive training and guidance, providing them with a rewarding personal and professional experience. They will also meet other young Montrealers and shape the programming of the 375th Youth Summit.

The project is also the perfect opportunity to be heard! You will be able to share your ideas, vision and dreams for Montréal with the area’s decision-makers and youth organizations.  

Finally, ambassadors will each have a chance to participate in an exploratory mission to meet with organizations and inspiring individuals and to bring back best practices to Montréal. Youth ambassadors, aged 12 to 17, will go on a mission in Canada and those aged 18 and older will go on an exploratory mission in a foreign country. 

Mandate of the young ambassadors 

The mandate of the youth ambassadors will be to share their dreams for a Young Montreal, to raise awareness about the reality of young people in their borough, to mobilize and consult with other young people in the borough for the 375th Youth Summit and to draw inspiration from the best youth practices elsewhere in Québec, Canada and the world.  

To do so, ambassadors will participate in a weekend training session on November 25 and 26, which will be organized by partners of the project. After, they will take part in two youth events in their borough, where they will mobilize and consult with young people attending the event. They will also have the opportunity to go an exploratory mission in Québec, Canada or a foreign country based on their interests, availability and age. The ambassadors must plan to devote 5 hours per week to the project as well as one weekend for training and 10 days for an exploratory mission.

To help them achieve their mandate, youth ambassadors will receive support from the project coordinators as well as representatives from six partner organizations. They will never be on their own. In fact, throughout their participation in the project, they will benefit from the experience of our partners. 

Eligibility criteria

The main goal of the project is to give a voice to young Montrealers from all backgrounds. To achieve this goal, the group of young ambassadors must represent Montréal’s own diversity. Candidates must be between 12 and 30 years old. They will be selected to the achieve the following:

  • Age diversity
  • Cultural diversity
  • Diversity in sexual orientation
  • Language diversity
  • Functional diversity
  • Gender parity
  • Representation of different socio-economic backgrounds
  • Representation of Indigenous communities

Candidates must also reside in one of the 19 boroughs of the City of Montréal.

Application process

To apply, we ask that each candidate fill out the following form: Youth375_Application

At the end of the form, candidates will be asked to upload a CV or a personal presentation, which can be a letter, a photo album, a video or another medium chosen by the candidate to express their ideas.

The application deadline is Thursday, October 27 at 5:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Noémie Brière-Marquez: nbmarquez@concertationmtl.ca 514-842-2400, extension 2048.

If you need help filling out this questionnaire or to give your personal presentation, please contact the Carrefour jeunesse emploi in your area. Agents are available to help you with this process www.cjeiledemontreal.org