Stories for the Soul – May 27th !

Families and parents with young children, don’t miss the next Stories for the Soul, Food for the Belly! 

Saturday May 27th, 10am at Innovation Youth

10:00 Story Time with Mother Goose and Me

10:30 Creative activity with YWCA

Thanks to the Montreal Children’s Library and the Y des Femmes de Montréal for their collaboration!


Garden Internships for teens are back at Innovation Youth!

Urban gardening ! This is a great opportunity to gain some work experience, make some money and learn new skills!

To qualify:

  • You are at least 14 years old
  • You will be in Montreal from June 26th- August 25th
  • You are ready to learn gardening and work outdoors
  • You are interested by the environment
  • You can work in a team
  • Your parents must sign a permission slip if you are under 18 years old.

Email Jenna Smith: or call 514 843-3996 to sign up


Muffins, five ways! Get the recipe here

This week, our Connections program students  made blueberry muffins! We enjoyed them, and made enough to give to the Open Door Today.

Here is the recipe – use the variety you like!

Basic Muffins

2 cups of flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons of sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
¼ cup of oil or melted margarine

Preparation :
Mix dry ingredients
Beat eggs, milk and margarine
Mix together wet and dry ingredients (as well as ingredients from the variables!)
Fill muffin tins 2/3 of the way
Cook 15-20 minutes at 400 F


  1. Cheese and apple: add 4 more tablespoons of sugar, ½ cup of grated mozzarella cheese, ½ cup of grated and peeled apples.
  2. Blueberry or raspberry: add ½ cup more of sugar and ¾ cups of frozen fruits
  3. Spices and raisins: Add 4 more tablespoons of sugar, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves, ¼ cup of raisins.
  4. Banana and nuts: Add ½ cup of more sugar, 1 banana, ½ cup of crushed walnuts
  5. Chocolat: Add 1 ½ cup of chocolat chips


Stories for the soul, food for the belly

Upcoming event! Stories for the soul, food for the belly

Don’t miss this great event on Saturday, February 25th, 10 am at Innovation Youth !! Stories, food, music and consults with a nurse! 

10 a.m – Andrea Connors, music therapist, will lead an interactive music activity for children and their parents.

10:30 a.m – Vila Woo from HappyImagination will guide children in a craft workshop with a musical theme!

A healthy snack (with recipe) will be provided, and a nurse will be on site to answer questions from parents!

Stories for the Soul will be a monthly event.

Information : Stories for the Soul

514 843-3996


Family Winter Day at Percy-Walters Park!

There is a Winter activity coming for the whole family at Percy-Walters Park on Saturday, February 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be plenty of things to do for all ages : sliding in the inflatable game, listening to tales told by a storyteller and warming up around the fire baskets while eating marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate! All along with music and various other games and activities.
The Peter-McGill Community Council’s team is happy to be part of the event and is looking forward to seeing you there!

Information :


Second Life – save on fruits and veggies!

Grocery prices are rising across Canada. Are you looking to save on your monthly grocery bill? Order fruit and vegetable baskets from Second Life! Click here to order your basket and pick it up at Innovation Youth or at another pick-up point near you! Prices range from 8$- 18$ for a basket and there is no commitment necessary.

Pick-up times for Innovation Youth: Tuesdays, 3pm- 5:30 pm.