Association des camps du Québec (ACQ)
ACQ represents Quebec organizations that offer camp programs. The go-to organization for all those involved in providing camp services for children, ACQ contributes to the education and personal development of young Quebecers. It also boasts an impressive network of trainers for summer camps.
Association québécoise du loisir municipal (AQLM)
With nearly 1,700 members spread throughout some 275 municipalities, AQLM speaks for municipal recreation departments across Quebec.
Fédération québécoise des centres communautaires de loisir (FQCCL)
FQCCL is an organization representing nearly 80 community recreation centers. These rec centers, present in most regions across Quebec, work primarily with young people from socioeconomically depressed environments. FQCCL, which is in close contact with networks that work with these clienteles, is the best-suited organization in Quebec to develop an accessibility program.
Conseil québécois du loisir (CQL)
CQL represents 45 Quebec recreation organization networks consisting of 4,000 local and regional organizations. It supports the joint efforts of recreation stakeholders and coordinates various programs including the DAFA program (camp counselor diploma), which targets 14,000 summer camp counselors.
The YMCAs of Québec
Since they were founded in 1844 in London, England, the YMCAs have been committed to building stronger communities by offering opportunities for personal development and an active, healthy, and engaged lifestyle for all. The Montreal Y, the first in North America, opened its doors in 1851. Since that time it has become a focal point for solidarity. Today, the YMCAs of Quebec include one summer camp (Camp Kanawana) and 9 day camps.
A leader in the area of health promotion, Capsana develops exciting and stimulating solutions that lead to tangible results. It organizes three public campaigns, including the 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge, and proposes solutions tailored to workplaces. Its mission is to empower people to take responsibility for their health.
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., M.Sc., FRCP
Cardiologist, director of preventive health at the Montreal Heart Institute, and associate clinical professor at the faculty of medicine, Université de Montréal
Dre Jocelyne Sauvé, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC
Associate vice president of scientific affairs, Institut national de santé publique du Québec
Founded in 2001, Extenso is the center for nutrition at Université de Montréal’s Nutrition Department. It enjoys the expertise of a dedicated team of dieticians and is a valuable source of scientifically based information in the field of nutrition.
Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec
The center for expertise and research in tourism, hospitality, and the restaurant industry (CER) at Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) has developed a program called “La Santé au menu” (health on the menu) aimed at children age 0 to 17 and their families. The program consists of chefs and management professors, and their motto is “Eating healthy is important for your health, but eating should always be a fun activity.”
Croquarium contributes to the well-being of youth through experiential food education focused on the pleasures of earth-to-table eating. Croquarium creates sensory experiences that will awaken curiosity and develop skills for discovering the pleasures of food and making food fun.
Les ateliers cinq épices
Les ateliers cinq épices is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy eating through cooking and healthy eating workshops offered to youths ages 2 to 12.
Université de Sherbrooke
The mission of the faculty of physical education and sports at Université de Sherbrooke is to educate and support individuals and populations to help them partake in physical activity and sports, adopt and maintain healthy habits, and improve their health.
WIXX is a public communications campaign supported by Québec en Forme that aims to promote recreation and active travel among kids age 9 to 13. The goal is to prevent the significant drop in physical activity that often occurs in teens around the age of 13 or 14.
ÉCOBES (center for studies into the living conditions and needs of the population) is a Cégep de Jonquière–affiliated organization devoted to research in applied social sciences.