History

Toujours ensemble (Te) was founded in Westmount in 1979 and has been in Verdun since 1986. Over the years, the organization has adapted to the realities of a population in an ever-changing neighbourhood. Here are some highlights that have marked the organization’s history.

1979

Darlène Biron creates the organization.

1980

Start of the summer day camp.

1986

The organization relocates to Verdun on 5th Avenue.

1986

Launch of the emergency food assistance service.

1991

Launch of the school lunch service in collaboration with École Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes and École Lévis-Sauvé to provide lunches for children who live in disadvantaged environments.

1994

A major fire destroys the Te building and all of the organization’s equipment and materials.

1994

Eight months after the fire, Te inaugurates its nw and larger centre that is better adapted to the needs of young people and the neighbourhood.

1995

Launch of the homework assistance service.

1999

The Toujours ensemble Foundation is created and becomes responsible for securing part of the organization’s funding. It also hand out bursaries.

2001

Te adopts a new visual identity.

2005

Start of major work and the addition of a floor at the Centre Carolyn Hayes Renaud.

2007

Launch of the Passeport pour ma réussite program, whose mission is to encourage academic perseverance (first Quebec site for the national initiative of Pathways to Education Canada).

2009

New website launched : www.toujoursensemble.org.

2010

Te grows! Early steps to expand and build what will become the Centre de persévérance scolaire Marcelle & Jean Coutu.

2013

Inauguration of the second building at 601 2nd Avenue, which will later become home to the Passeport pour ma réussite program.

2015

Launch of the new Sac à dos program.