Already 40 years

7 720

participating volunteers from all socio-economic and cultural categories have contributed to the development of a community through their volunteer experience


communities supported for 40 years have benefited from the help of our volunteers during their community engagement

827 020

hours of volunteering have been dedicated to several Canadian communities

Who we are

Our mission

Our mission

Chantiers jeunesse is a non-profit organization created in 1980 to foster the development of young, active, and socially engaged citizens while encouraging community development. Through our projects, young people increase their potential and gain new skills, all while discovering a new country or region.

Our initiatives are part of an international trend that proposes finding the pleasure in work.

Our vision

Our vision

Chantiers jeunesse is helping create a supportive community with a global worldview.

Through our projects, we help young volunteers and communities reach their full potential.

Our initiatives are part of an international trend that considers individual and collective needs when developing projects.

What we do

We organize volunteer projects in different regions of Canada for young people between the ages of 15 and 30 and support Canadian participants that we’ve placed in international projects (out of the more than 35 possible destinations in Europe, North America and Asia). Every year, 150 young volunteers get involved in different projects organized by Chantiers jeunesse. All of this is possible thanks to our collaboration with more than forty international organizations who are also part of the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations.