Making a positive difference
“By showcasing their talent and encouraging young people to exercise their citizenship rights, we promote their emancipation and let them shine as they make a positive difference in their community.” — Rouzier Métellus, OMHM
The future has a voice
Over 12,000 young people live in low-rent housing in Montréal. They represent the future of our communities and they want to be heard. The OMHM gives them a platform.
People 25 years of age or less make up almost a third of low-rent housing tenants in Montréal. As members of every cultural community present in the city, they have access to various tools and outlets for sharing their views and making changes in their community.
The main goal of the low-rent housing youth movement known as “Le MOUV” is to create a space for discussion and dialogue with OMHM management, and to suggest activities for youth.
Clean-up and greening brigades
The OMHM encourages job readiness among youth by including fifty or so new entrants to the workforce every summer on its clean-up and greening brigades.
Various OMHM administrative units have also created internship positions for young people.
The Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal Foundation wants to support the success of young people living in low-rent housing. Its primary mission is to encourage them to complete their education and actively participate in Montreal and Québec societies.