An essential commitment!
Our viability and the success we’ve had with youth would not be possible without the support of our donors and partners. Our goal is to provide youth with tools and advice to help them develop their full potential. Discover the different campaigns that you can support!
Together, we make a difference!
Adopt a Student campaign
Investing in the community by keeping young people in school!
We are seeking your generosity for a donation of $2,500 that would give a student a chance to enjoy one year of services and activities, such as structured workshops, homework help, ludic activities and sport as well as field trips.
With your donation, the student will be able to:
- Concentrate and succeed better at school
- Develop self-confidence and self-esteem
- Forge friendships
- Make discoveries and broaden his/her horizons
- Develop their full potential
Help young people like Jade:
I was 10 years old and my mother, a single-parent, was desperately looking for a place where her young daughter could blossom, during summer, by meeting and having fun with people her age. After many unsuccessful attempts, she found the perfect place juste two blocks away. Toujours ensemble met every criteria a mother was looking for in a place where she could leave her child with total strangers. In a blink, these strangers became my group leaders, confidants and mentors. Toujours ensemble was part of my life for 4 years, but after just one year, my mother could already see that her daughter was actively blossoming.
With the help and support of engaging group leaders and through numerous activities, I developed the qualities I have today. I had always been active, but at 12 years old, I discovered my true passion: boxing. It did not take much time before the news spread! And from there on, my favorite group leaders called me “the boxer”. My passion and Toujours ensemble combined has made me the disciplined and athlete young adult I am today.
I still practice boxing and I am very proud to say that I have competed in a Canadian championship.Jade
Toujours ensemble (Te) works one of the poorest communities in Montreal. With this campaign, we allow near 800 people to enjoy to the fullest the holiday season.
The Christmas Campaign is:
- 200 families that receive a Christmas basket
- 20 families that are offered a $125 cheque by The Gazette Christmas Fund
- 25 families that are sponsored by Te
- Hundreds of children, between the ages of 6 and 12, that receive a gift
Your donation directly contributes to the well-being of families in Verdun. Every gesture counts!
How can you help?
To make a financial contribution to the Christmas Campaign.
You can make a donation online or by cheque, to the attention of Toujours ensemble, at the following address: Toujours ensemble, att. Isabelle Velleman, 4926, rue de Verdun, Verdun (Quebec) H4G 1N3.
Sponsoring Te families
Sponsor a Te family by offering a personalized Christmas. The sponsorship is a unique project that allows us to better meet the needs of our members. And it’s simple!
At your convenience, you can:
- Contribute to the food basket of Toujours ensemble and buy non-perishable food, treats and gifts for children
- Make a donation to Toujours ensemble who will take care of everything.
It costs $175, $250 or $350 tp adopt a family, all depending on its size. Toujours ensemble will act as intermediary between you and “your” family to obtain gift ideas for the family members.
If you wish to participate in our sponsorship activity or need more informations, please confirm your participation, as soon as possible, by contacting Audrey by e-mail.
Gift to a youth
Give a new gift to a youth between the ages of 6 and 12
Give gifts that are no longer used but are in good working condition. You can bring* your gifts (gift-wrapped or not) as of December 11, between 9 AM to 4 PM. The gifts will be given to families with children who will receive a food basket.
*Address: 4926, rue de Verdun, Verdun (Quebec) H4G 1N3.
I would like to extend a huge thanks to all of you for everything you do for young people. Many thanks for the big Christmas basket and for the gift that I have received. It is greatly appreciated.mother of a youth attending Toujours ensemble
Annual fundraising campaign
Every year, over 600 youth aged 6 to 17 benefit from our programs and access various services that help them improve their lives.
Through our three programs, we help youth thrive, succeed in school, and grow up healthy. To fulfill our mission, we created a toolbox for youth that includes:
- Homework assistance and tutoring
- Computer rooms
- School lunch service
- Creativity workshops and guided sports activities
- Educational field trips
- Mentoring and guidance counselling
- Summer activities
- Financial support for families (boursaries).
Annually, we need close to $2 million to be able to provide all of our services and activities. We are actively looking for generous partners who can help us with our ongoing work to effectively meet the community’s needs.
School lunch campaign
The community that Toujours ensemble serves is one of the most underprivileged in Montreal. The goal of the school lunch service is to improve the living conditions of our youth. This service provides balanced and nutritious meals to 68 children at the École Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes and École Lévis-Sauvé primary schools.
For approximately $1 per meal, youth from highly disadvantaged families can eat right in a structured and safe environment. This service lets them refuel and better concentrate in school. After they eat, the students can also participate in activities to develop their social skills.
Annually, the school lunch service costs $177,105. We are actively looking for generous partners who can allow us to keep providing this essential service. Together, we make a difference!
Summer program campaign
Toujours ensemble offers diverse summer programming to nearly 200 children and teens from disadvantaged backgrounds. Summer activities are opportunities for these youth to make new friends, discover new things and, above all, learn and grow in a safe environment.
Our programming includes: A summer camp: Five days a week, 70 children between the ages of 8 and 12 take part in different activities. They also go on 20 fun field trips, which include days at a water park or La Ronde and two camping trips. Animation jeunesse: Members and non-members can enjoy many free and structured activities that take place in various locations in Verdun and at the Toujours ensemble offices. Children aged 8 to 12 can take part on a voluntary basis, from Monday to Thursday. Special low-cost outings are organized on Fridays. Trip Ados: Reserved for youth aged 13 to 17 who are too young to work but too old for day camp. We run a variety of supervised activities and encourage them to go on new adventures in a spirit of camaraderie and cooperation.
Annually, our summer programming costs $88,420. We are actively looking for generous partners who can allow us to keep providing this important service for youth. Together, we make a difference!
Our organization’s employees jump at the chance to join activities that fund special projects for youth. By getting involved in these community activities, Te encourages and gets involved with its peers.
Archives 2015 – A team from Toujours ensemble participates in the Verdun triathlon