Secrétariat à la jeunesse - Gouvernement du Québec

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Secrétariat à la jeunesse - Ensemble pour les générations présentes et futures

Citizen Participation Among Aboriginal Youths


Enhancing the participation and engagement of young people in their community is a concrete way to develop their capacity to act.

The Government Action Plan for the Social and Cultural Development of the First Nations and Inuit is intended to contribute to motivating Aboriginal youth. The Gouvernement du Québec wishes to support Aboriginal communities so that they may assist their youth in their life journey and provide services that will help them become active citizens able to effectively play the central role that is incumbent upon them in ensuring the development and vitality of their communities and of Québec society as a whole.

In this plan of action, the Gouvernement du Québec signals its interest in promoting innovation projects and initiatives putting forward original solutions consistent with social realities, that will provide more lasting responses to the needs and that will provide benefits to the people of the community.

The 2030 Québec Youth Policy is directed strictly toward youth, and encourages citizen participation and civic engagement. It thus contributes to the integration of youth in the community, to the establishment and strengthening of a feeling of belonging and to a gaining of awareness of what it is possible to achieve when one becomes concretely involved in the community.

Through its youth policy, the government aims to support projects that will foster the involvement of youth in their community and that are adapted to Aboriginal realities. It wishes to support innovative initiatives that will contribute to placing Aboriginal young people at the centre of the social and cultural development of the community.


Encourage citizen participation, the capacity to act and community development by putting forward projects in partnership with Aboriginal youth.

Objectives targeted

  • Contribute to the inclusion and involvement of Aboriginal youth in their community and in Québec society, and foster citizen participation and social harmony.
  • Encourage the establishment of collaborative initiatives between Aboriginal people and Québec’s networks as well as between Aboriginal people and the local and regional communities.


To be eligible for financing, the projects must:

  • be consistent with the objectives mentioned above;
  • foster the civic involvement of Aboriginal youth;
  • target Aboriginal people aged 15 to 29, or beginning at age 12 if prevention is involved.

*All eligibility criteria are specified in the information guide.

Examples of eligible projects

  • Implementation of an initiative proposed by a youth council
  • An awareness campaign on an issue facing youth, developed by youth
  • Organizing a discussion session with young people on the quality of life within the community
  • Participation of a youth group in workshops aiming to acquire skills in community mobilization
  • Presentation by young people of workshops on sustainable development
  • An initiative enabling young people to participate in existing activities within the community

Eligible organizations

  • Communities of Aboriginal nations recognized by the National Assembly of Québec
  • Non-profit Aboriginal organizations or the equivalent
  • Non-profit organizations that provide or wish to provide services to Aboriginal young people
  • The Assembly of First Nations of Québec and Labrador and its commissions

General information

Project duration: a maximum of one year beginning from confirmation of the financial assistance

Amount of aid granted by the Secrétariat à la jeunesse: a maximum of $50,000

Deadline for submitting projects: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 23:59 p.m.

To submit a project

Send in the project presentation form and all required documents to the Secrétariat à la jeunesse by Friday, June 21, 2019.

Send the complete file by email to the following address:

An acknowledgement will be sent to all organizations that have submitted a project. Only eligible files that include all the required documents will be analysed. Organizations that have submitted incomplete files will not be eligible.

Upon conclusion of the selection process, a letter will be sent to all organizations that have submitted a project, to inform them of the decision on their file.

For any additional questions, please contact the Secrétariat à la jeunesse at the following address: A response will be sent to you on a timely basis.


See also

Mobilisation citoyenne de jeunes Autochtones

Mise à jour : 17 juin 2019
Mise en ligne : 30 avril 2019