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Opening of the new Marie-Vincent Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) in the Montérégie: a committed community and collective effort to help more young people and their parents.

On May 16, partners, donors, government representatives and Marie-Vincent team members were on hand... for the press conference announcing the official opening of the 2nd Marie-Vincent CYAC located in Châteauguay, in the Montérégie region. Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette and our spokesperson Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin were among our special guests. It marked the beginning of another important chapter in Marie-Vincent’s history, as we focus on better service accessibility to reach our goal of helping more young victims of sexual violence in the area. Until just recently, they made up to 30% of those on our waiting list.

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Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin: Celebrating a unique collaboration

Wholehearted commitment

Since 2015, Mélissa has been a formidable ambassador for young victims of sexual violence. Her commitment to our common cause goes far beyond the traditional role of a spokesperson. She never misses an opportunity to talk about Marie-Vincent in the media or to share information on her social media accounts, and she is always actively involved in the Foundation’s fundraising activities.

Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin was undoubtedly instrumental in the success of the Overcoming the unimaginable to rediscover hope campaign launched in the fall of 2021. She brought in no fewer than 11 artists who took part in three video clips which helped raise awareness about sexual violence.

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Latests Events

Come celebrate the return of Marvin on the Rock with us !

After a three-year pandemic hiatus, our Marvin on the Rock event is set to return for a 7th edition. Hosted by Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin and Patrice Bélanger, this not-to-be-missed event will feature a dozen corporate leaders. Despite having no musical experience, they will fearlessly, and very generously, take to the L’Olympia stage on April 13 to deliver a truly unforgettable musical performance.

Rest assured, our participants will be supported throughout, with rehearsals with none other than coach Julie Dassylva and musical director Gilbert Fradette from the La Voix TV show.

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First edition of the Rire pour Marvin: an evening filled with joyful connections

June 28 marked the inaugural edition of Rire pour Marvin. The event, where live comedy and networking join forces, was hosted by the Young Leaders Circle and held at the Cabaret Lion d’Or.

Over a hundred participants from some 20 businesses accepted our invitation and helped us celebrate the end of health restrictions. Things were already off to a great start on that lovely summer evening but comedian and host Antoine Durocher really fired up the crowd. No doubt about it, it was an outstanding and exciting event! Many thanks to our generous host Antoine for his infectious enthusiasm, and his remarkable knack for setting things up perfectly for the up-and-coming comedians he had at his side. Our thanks to Suzie Bouchard, Brian Piton and Charles-Olivier Saint-Cyr for their high-spirited performances. The many different numbers and distinctively unique styles livened up this networking cocktail.

$6,500 were raised during this event’s very first edition, thanks in part to Marvin teddy sales and a very popular fifty-fifty draw: over 100 tickets were sold!

Our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors Canva Group and Ninety Two.

This evening would not have been possible without the hard work of our volunteers and the Marie-Vincent team. Thank you!

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1 in 5 girls

1 in 10 boys

report having been sexually abused before the age of 18.

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Marie-Vincent Foundation dreams of a world without sexual violence toward children and adolescents.

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At Marie-Vincent Foundation, we’re building a world free of sexual violence toward children and adolescents.

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