About Us

Who are we?

Chantiers jeunesse is a Canadian non-profit organization with a charitable status. Since 1980, it has supported young people empowerment and local community development. Our organization enables the personal development of our volunteers by giving them rewarding experiences in a spirit of solidarity, respect of differences, sharing and openness.

Through international collaboration, the volunteering workcamps create a multicultural mutual support at a local level.


Chantiers jeunesse works to be dynamic and creative: a place for social innovation !



Voluntary workcamps have been existing for about 100 years. The idea commenced in France in the 20’s, just after World War I. At that time, the main goal was rebuild devastated villages and demonstrate that international cooperation was still possible and could help global peace.


Nowadays there is a wide variety of projects all around the word. They can be social, cultural, about the environment or about renovating.