Connections program starts on September 11th!

Our Connections program is open for registration!

This program serves youth 16-24 years old who need to finish their high school degree and find themselves unable to do so in regular high school or adult education. In Connections, we don’t just do school, we learn about life, setting goals, acquiring skills and developing autonomy.

Read more about connections here.

For more information or to inquire about registration, please call Jenna at 514 843-3996.

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