Room for youth

Place aux jeunes

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.

One day internship in the workplace at the OMHM

For several years, young people from HLMs aged 17 to 25 have been invited to take part in a one-day internship with OMHM employees. This experience allows them to see and live a day in the workplace and gives them the opportunity to better visualize what a career would be like in management, accounting or building maintenance, for example. It is possible to obtain more information on this subject from Mélanie Gélinas at 514-868-1574.



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. 

Le MOUV Facebook Page

Le Rebond

Le Rebond

The website and blog Le Rebond are designed specifically to give low-rent housing youth a place to speak out on matters that affect them and where they can learn the basics of journalism.

Le Rebond Website

Les brigades de propreté et de verdissement

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.

Fondation La Clé

The Foundation

Fondation La Clé 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.

Foundation Website