Find out more about the history of NFOYOO
The narrative story of the project
Emmanuel Filion, the founder of Info-Youth Canada, had a rough childhood. Growing up in a family of three children, he was placed in a youth center and ran away several times, leading him to live on the streets. This experience made him realize the difficulties young people face in finding the resources to take control of their lives.
Despite this, he earned his secondary equivalency diploma and held various jobs. But deep down, he had a dream: to create a project that would help young people in difficult situations, just as he had done.
In 1999, his dream became a reality with the creation of Info-Youth+. Over the years, he put together a directory of resources and created projects such as a community kitchen. Info-Youth+ eventually grew into Info-Youth Canada, with the project and the number of young people using its services expanding year after year. The services reached beyond the borders of Quebec to encompass all of Canada.
Now, 20 years later, this project remains close to his heart and he dreams of taking it to the next level: international aid. The Info-Jeunes formula truly has no borders, and young people all over the world need help. We have already started compiling resources from various continents and seeking partners worldwide.