At the Carrefour, welcoming you is of the utmost importance!
Attentive, we first determine your needs so the right staff member will be able to support you more closely.
At our friendly service centres in Bonaventure and Carleton-sur-Mer you can access the internet and use a variety of helpful tools (documentation, photocopier, phone, etc.).
You’re always welcome here!

Finding and keeping a job

You’re looking for work that suits you? Or you’ve finally found the perfect job and want to keep it? The Carrefour staff offer you their listening skills and valuable advice.
  • Assistance to help you find fulfilling employment or take stock of your occupational situation
  • Support to help you determine your strengths, competencies and aptitudes (i.e.: questionnaires, psychometric tests) and implement an individualised job hunting strategy
  • Tools and support to help you prepare for interviews and optimise your résumé and presentation letters, etc.
  • Information about the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers

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Successful projects

You have a business project in mind? Regardless of the type of project or enterprise (self-employment, private or social enterprise, cooperative) the Carrefour team supports you as you make your project a success.
  • Support to clarify the project
  • Support for getting it off the ground
  • Assistance in establishing partnerships
  • Information about helpful resources available in the community

Please take note that this service is available to everyone, with high school students in years 3 to 5 being the priority.

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Are you thinking of changing your career focus? Or are you having difficulty continuing your studies? The Carrefour academic and occupational guidance service can help and support you.
  • Guidance and redirection towards an appropriate and realistic occupational choice
  • Support at registration time (courses, training sessions, programs of study) and to help you with your applications for financial assistance (loans and bursaries)
  • Information about new labour market trends and growth areas in the region
  • Advice to facilitate the pursuit of your studies (i.e.: better organisation of time, work-study conciliation)

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Are you thinking of moving to the MRC d’Avignon or have you just arrived here? The Welcoming Service for Newcomers to the MRC d’Avignon, added to Carrefour services in 2016, can help you feel at home here. It is for immigrants of all ages and newcomers over 35 years of age.
  • Individualised support to help you settle, available locally once you get here and at a distance before you arrive (assistance as you become familiar with the region, look for a job, housing, resources, child care services, etc.; welcome kit offered to all newcomers)
  • Guidance to help you with the administrative aspects of immigration and to become functional in the French language)
  • Intercultural “buddy” system
  • Activities to help you build social ties and discover the community
  • Support to help employers deal with administrative efforts and facilitate the integration of newcomers as employees
  • Promotion of cultural diversity within the region

Newcomers to the MRC de Bonaventure can contact their local SANA..

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Volunteering and community assistance

You would like to become involved as a volunteer in your community or set up a project that benefits it? The Carrefour team can support you in these experiences that will help you develop valuable aptitudes and skills.

Volunteer work

  • Advice concerning the types of volunteer work in which you can become involved (i.e.: one-day volunteer to help with an event; involvement with seniors or in sports or cultural activities, membership on the board of directors of an organisation, etc.)
  • Follow-up and support during your involvement to foster your integration as a volunteer

Please take note that this service is available to everyone, with high school students in years 3 to 5 being the priority.

Voluntary action

  • Advice to help you kickstart a project (i.e.: a community garden, an intergenerational project, etc.)
  • Support while carrying out a project in your community, elsewhere in Québec or abroad
  • Information about language immersion and internship programs
  • Financial support (available to those who meet eligibility criteria)
  • Please take note that this service is for everyone, with individuals between the ages of 18 to 29 inclusively being the priority.

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Improving living conditions for 16-to-35-year-olds by helping them find jobs or return to school and by providing them with support for entrepreneurship, volunteer work and voluntary action projects.

The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Avignon-Bonaventure proposes a range of diverse services to individuals between the ages of 16 and 35, accompanying them in an individualised and comprehensive manner. Free and confidential, these services are provided by competent, friendly staff in a variety of areas:

  • Job hunting and maintenance;
  • Academic and occupational guidance;
  • Entrepreneurship projects;
  • Community involvement; and
  • Welcoming Service for Newcomers.

In all of its actions, the Carrefour encourages young people to stay at school; it also supports those experiencing difficulties and helps young people become autonomous, individually and socially.

Dynamic and committed, the Carrefour is also a partner in various structuring projects for young people in the community.

2017 Press review

« Ici M’Bouré Oumar Sidibé, comment puis-je vous aider? », émission Au cœur du monde, radio de Radio-Canada Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, le 23 octobre 2017.« Malgré un budget réduit, le CJE a augmenté son nombre d’interventions », par Frédéric Durand, dans L’Écho de la Baie, le 11 octobre 2017.

« Ronald Ménard, nous parle de la diminution d'aide financière et de l'augmentation de la clientèle », TéléVag, le 10 octobre 2017.

« Aider les jeunes à trouver leur chemin », CHAU-TVA, le 2 octobre 2017.

« Grand Défi : Bâtir ma région! » : couverture médiatique du concours 2016-2017

2016 Press review



Friendly and expert in their individual fields, our facilitators are thoroughly familiar with what it’s like to be a young person between 16 and 35 years of age, and they enjoy their discussions with members of this group.

Professional and multidisciplinary, the Carrefour team is known for its warm welcome and its ability to evaluate your needs adequately and address them effectively.
Call or e-mail for an appointment with a team member!

Consult the list


Jacinthe Déziel (Carleton-sur-Mer)
418 364-6660, ext. 101 | 1 866 364-6660 (toll-free)
[email protected]

Odette Cyr, receptionist (Bonaventure)
418 534-3993, ext. 201
[email protected]


Isabelle Bélanger, facilitator
418 364-6660, ext. 104 | 1 866 364-6660 (toll-free)
[email protected]

Marie-Christine Lavergne, facilitator
418 534-3993, ext. 205
[email protected]

Anne Lapensée, facilitator
418 364-6660, ext. 108 | 1 866 364-6660 (toll-free)
[email protected]


Cécile Martel-Robitaille, facilitator
418 364-6660, ext. 105 | 1 866 364-6660 (toll-free)
[email protected]


Catherine Landry, facilitator
418 364-6660, ext. 107 | 1 866 364-6660 (toll-free)
[email protected]


Judith Bujold, guidance counsellor (MRC de Bonaventure)
418 534-3993, ext. 203 / 418 364-6660, ext. 102
[email protected]


Bilbo Cyr, project leader (MRC de Bonaventure)
418 534-3993, ext. 204
[email protected]

Véronique St-Pierre, project leader (MRC de Bonaventure)
418 534-3993, ext. 204
[email protected]

Liza Bernier Langlois, project leader (MRC d'Avignon)
418  364-6660, ext. 103 | 1 866 364-6660 (toll-free)
[email protected]


Ronald Ménard, coordinator
418 534-3993, ext. 207
[email protected]

Josiane Hudon, team leader
418 534-3993, ext. 202
[email protected]

Diane Gauthier, administrative assistant
418 534-3993, ext. 206
[email protected]

Our accomplishments

In addition to offering a range of services to young people between the ages of 16 and 35 in a various fields of endeavour, the Carrefour team accompanies a number of young people every year as they accomplish their projects, activities, events, etc.

Here’s just a glimpse of what we’ve accomplished (in French)


Established in June 1997, the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Avignon-Bonaventure is under the administrative oversight of Action Travail Chaleurs inc. (ATC), a not-for-profit community organisation whose mission is to improve the living conditions of young people.

ATC promotes and organises activities likely to create jobs or foster labour force integration and is managed by a board of directors composed primarily of young adults.


Lydia Cormier, Chair
Amanda McDonald, Vice Chair
Geneviève Béchard,  Secretary
Catherine Miousse, Administrator
Stéphanie Minot, Administrator
Laurie Miousse, Administrator