Community Engagement


kids2Our Youth, Family, and Community Centres

The first Centre Accroche was founded in 1993 in Ville St. Laurent by two innovative Christian Direction team members, Bruno Désorcy and Bernard Racicot. Their desire was to address the alarming drop-out rate among teens in Quebec — 41% for boys, 26% for girls (Statistics Canada, 2001)— by offering academic help in a welcoming environment through friendship, with strong links to community and its services.

Today, Christian Direction has three centres to serve at-risk youth and their families in the Montréal region.

Centre Accroche — ville Saint-Laurent
Lisa-Gabrielle Cléophat, co-ordinator 514 334-7081

InnovationYouth — downtown Montreal
Jenna Smith, director 514 843-3996

Centre  Entr’Ados — Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Caroline Nantel, co-ordinator 514 259-6127 ext. 27



If you would like to volunteer in one of our centres, simply contact one of our centres listed above. Your time may make the difference for one or more teens; sharing your skill may be just the thing to increase their confidence and get them back on the road to successful maturity.