Éveiller les passions des jeunes grâce à l’éducation par l’apprentissage expérientiel


Tomorrow’s Curators Embracing World Cultures
J.A. DeSève Gallery
Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level S1
June 11 – September 15, 2019
Free admission !

Montreal, June 11, 2019 – In collaboration with Youth Fusion, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is pleased to present Youth Fusion: This is Our World. Tomorrow’s Curators Embracing World Cultures. This exhibition was produced for the BNP Paribas Foundation’s Dream Up program. It is a testament to the creative and artistic worlds of the Montreal-area students who created it. Make way for the curators of tomorrow !

This educational project, which encourages student retention, is available for free. It brings together high school students from Pierre-Dupuy, Le Vitrail, Chomedey-De Maisonneuve and Académie Dunton schools in the Commission scolaire de Montréal. Referring to works from the Museum’s World Cultures collections, students have responded to the theme “Our Universe” with their observations and creations. The thought-provoking intercultural crossroads these young artists have co-created prompts us to consider the many points of view that coexist in our shared space.

For this ambitious large-scale project, the students met with curators and educational facilitators to learn about museum professions while acquiring skills they used to mount an exhibition that lived up to their expectations. The exhibition is the result of the third collaboration with Youth Fusion, an organization that encourages students to stay in school, as part of their Exhibition Curators program. The two earlier exhibitions took place during the exhibitions From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present in 2018 and Revolution in 2017.

Student quotations:

“For me, world cultures are the different traditions and beliefs from all over the planet. It’s a chance to learn a lot of things and share our knowledge.”

– Mélia Tremblay

“My definition of world cultures is the importance of each of the objects that come from here and elsewhere, it’s their meaning, the reasons they exist and the stories they tell. Because all these objects stand for something important.”

– Annette Ambele

“World cultures are our society’s open mindedness and understanding.”

– Anonymous


An EducExpo organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Youth Fusion, in collaboration with the Commission scolaire de Montréal, as part of the BNP Paribas Foundation Dream Up program.

About Youth Fusion

Youth Fusion is a bilingual, job-creating charity that contributes to student retention, employability and civic engagement of targeted youth by developing innovative experiential learning projects that create ongoing links between school systems and the community. Every week, we work with more than 13,000 young people in more than 200 schools in rural, urban and Indigenous communities, including more than 4,700 youths in 23 Inuit and First Nations communities.

THE MMFA: a dynamic educational and cultural hub

Education is central to the MMFA’s mission. Every year, tens of thousands of students take part in tours and art workshops, which offer many opportunities for learning through art. The MMFA fosters access to culture and runs numerous projects aimed at promoting inclusion and encouraging students to stay in school, notably in cooperation with Une école montréalaise pour tous, Breakfast Club of Canada, Youth Fusion and the borough of Montréal-Nord. With its online educational resource EducArt.ca, it makes its collection available to secondary schools throughout Quebec. The MMFA aspires to be a “museum-school,” offering teachers the possibility of teaching their classes at the Museum, in a unique learning environment that encourages student success and development.


Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy

Major Patron: Fondation de la Chenelière

Dream Up program

With support of: BNP Paribas

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About the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Drawing over 1 million visitors annually, the MMFA is one of the most visited museum in Canada and North America. Its highly original temporary exhibitions combine various artistic disciplines – fine arts, music, film, fashion and design – and are exported to the four corners of the world. Its rich encyclopedic collection, displayed in its five pavilions, includes international art, world cultures, decorative arts and design, and Quebec and Canadian art. The Museum has seen exceptional growth in recent years with the addition of two new pavilions: the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, in 2011, and the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, in 2016. The MMFA complex also includes Bourgie Hall, a 460-seat concert hall, as well as an auditorium and a movie theatre. The MMFA is one of Canada’s leading publishers of art books in French and English, which are distributed internationally. The Museum also houses the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy, the largest educational complex in a North American art museum, enabling the MMFA to offer innovative educational, wellness and art therapy programmes. mbam.qc.ca

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, June 6, 2019 – Youth Fusion celebrated it’s second year in the NW region of Ontario, in partnership with Confederation College, Lakehead District School Board (LDSB), and the Matawa Learning Centre (MLC) on college campus with an afternoon demonstration and community barbeque. Acting Mayor Kristin Oliver and Confederation College President Kathleen Lynch welcomed the crowd of local youth, parents, and industry partners in support of Youth Fusion’s impact.


BMO Financial Group to donate $1 million to Youth Fusion for Indigenous communities


MONTREAL, May 22, 2018 – BMO Financial Group is pleased to announce a donation of one million dollars to Youth Fusion for aboriginal programming. This substantial donation is intended to maintain and enhance existing Youth Fusion projects in aboriginal communities in Quebec and to promote the expansion of these programs throughout Quebec and the rest of Canada.


Currently, Youth Fusion projects in aboriginal communities include:

“As an active participant in Canadian communities, BMO believes in the promise of personal growth and success through lifelong learning and access to education. Education is at the heart of our philanthropy and we are extremely grateful for this valuable support, which will benefit aboriginal communities throughout Quebec and the rest of Canada,” said Gabriel Bran-Lopez, president of Youth Fusion.


“Youth Fusion has implemented many innovative projects designed to engage, motivate and stimulate young people in our Indigenous communities, and to make them feel more committed to their communities,” said Claude Gagnon, Managing Director, Operations, BMO Financial Group, Quebec. “We want to use this contribution to encourage young aboriginal people to stay in school. We want to give them tools to integrate into society, to become leaders in their communities and, in so doing, to contribute actively in their communities’ development.”

BMO and Youth Fusion have been working together for several years now to inspire youth to stay in school. This partnership contributes to reducing the dropout rate by creating projects that motivate students, providing an incentive for them to stay in school.

About BMO Financial Group

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of January 31, and a team of versatile and highly dedicated employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.


About Youth Fusion

Youth Fusion is an award-winning charity that contributes to the persistence in school, employability and civic engagement of youth by developing innovative experiential learning projects that create ongoing links between school systems and the community. Every week, we work with 15,000 young people in over 250 schools in rural, urban and Indigenous communities.

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From May 14 to 17, the first Education of the Future Festival organized by Youth Fusion will be held at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, bringing together more than 10,000 students over 4 days. Entrepreneur Mitch Garber will be the spokesperson and youth ambassador.

Gabriel Bran Lopez, Founding President, and Rose Lyndsay Daudier, Executive Director of Youth Fusion, are particularly pleased to announce Mitch Garber’s presence at the Festival Education of the Future, a major event that will mark the organization’s 10th anniversary. Mr. Garber regularly speaks on issues related to education in general but also on the issue of early school leaving in particular. His notoriety and experience as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cirque du Soleil and in various fields present at Fusion Jeunesse, such as entrepreneurship, will undoubtedly inspire many students.

«Drop-out rates are a major challenge for our society and, as a father, I am honoured to participate in this unique Festival for Quebec Youth ! said Mr. Garber, a well-known entrepreneur and investor from Montreal.

Mr. Garber will be present on Tuesday, May 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a tour of activities in the fields presented this day: artificial intelligence, robotics, video games, science and technology, entrepreneurship and leadership. At about noon, Mr. Garber will address the 1000 students in attendance at a special recognition ceremony that will highlight the major partners who have supported Youth Fusion since its inception.

Youth Fusion’s mission is to contribute to perseverance, employability and civic engagement by implementing innovative experiential learning projects that create ongoing links between school environments and the community. Each week, the organization accompanies 15,000 students in over 250 schools in rural, urban and Indigenous communities.

On Mitch Garber: http://www.mitchgarber.com/v2/ 

General information: communications@fusionjeunesse.org / 514.657.7630 #117


As part of its 10th anniversary, Youth Fusion is announcing the first Festival Education of the Future, a large-scale event that will bring together 10,000 young people from all over Québec, from Kujjuuarapik to Québec City, through Amos and Montréal-Nord, who participate in the organization’s 13 programs.  


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Gabriel Bran Lopez, President and Founder of Youth Fusion, is proud to welcome Rose Lyndsay Daudier as Youth Fusion’s new Executive Director. “We are happy to welcome Lyndsay, a committed woman whose collaborative leadership and managerial skills will contribute to the expansion of our organization. She will be in charge, amongst other tasks, of Youth Fusion’s development”. “I am deeply honored that my previous engagements with youth through other educational plateforms over the last few years will now continue to grow through Youth Fusion” says Ms. Daudier.
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Samedi 3 mars s’est terminé la 7ème édition du Festival de Robotique FIRST qui a eu lieu à Montréal les 1er, 2 et 3 mars au Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.

C’est sous le thème rappelant les jeux vidéo des années 80-90 que quelques 3000 étudiants, à l’instar de quelques 83 000 autres participants à travers le monde, ont relevé avec brio ce défi d’ingénierie stratégique.

Les jeunes, âgés de 14 à 18 ans, avaient 45 jours pour construire un robot sous les conseils de mentors bénévoles. Les équipes étaient prisonnières d’un jeu vidéo d’arcade 8 bits et ont dû utiliser des cubes de puissance pour vaincre le chef du jeu.

Présenté par Bombardier, cet événement attire chaque année de plus en plus de participants et personnalités de différents milieux. D’ailleurs, cette année, l’astronaute David Saint-Jacques nous a fait l’honneur de sa présence.

La finale québécoise s’est conclue sous l’animation enflammée du groupe Raffy qui été un franc succès.

Rappelons que parmi les 55 équipes participantes, la majorité venait du Québec mais plusieurs provenaient également des États-Unis, de la France, et du Brésil.

Les six équipes gagnantes s’envoleront à Détroit aux États-Unis pour le championnat mondial du 25 au 28 avril 2018.

Les gagnants régionaux : The Hawaiian Kids (équipe 359), Tech For Kids (équipe 3990) et Gladiateurs (équipe 6869).

Deux autres équipes ont reçu un laissez-passer spécial pour la finale mondiale : Les Patenteux (équipe 5443) et l’Institut secondaire Keranna (équipe 5528).

Le Prix de la recrue de l’année : S.T.R.I.K.E (équipe 6902).

Le Prix de l’inspiration en génie : Robo’Lyon (équipe 5553).

Le Prix du président : The Brazilian Trail Blazer (équipe 1772).

Toutes nos félicitations aux participants ! Bravo aux gagnants ! Un énorme merci à tous nos extraordinaires partenaires ! Longue vie à FIRST !

Retrouvez toutes les photos de l’événement sur le Flickr de Fusion Jeunesse !

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]La 3ème édition de la qualification régionale de Robotique FIRST LEGO LEAGUE 2018-Capitale-Nationale/Chaudière-Appalaches s’est déroulée ce vendredi à l’école secondaire la Seigneurie en compagnie de 300 étudiants âgés de 9 à 14 ans. Depuis le début de l’année scolaire, ces jeunes doivent concevoir et programmer un robot autonome en utilisant la technologie Mindstorms de LEGO, afin d’accomplir différentes missions reliées au thème « Hydro-dynamique ».

Vingt (20) écoles de cinq (5) commissions scolaires différentes comprises dans le triangle géographique Montmagny – Leclerville – St-Georges-de-Beauce étaient représentées pour l’événement. Le Maire de Québec, Régis Labeaume, était également présent pour le coup d’envoi de cette qualification régionale.

Bravo aux 5 équipes finalistes qui représenteront la région à la finale québécoise de la compétition le 26 mars prochain au Marché Bonsecours à Montréal :

– L’école Bon-Pasteur  (1re place)

– École des Deux Rives (2e place)

– L’École secondaire de La Seigneurie

– École primaire de l’Harmonie (bâtiment Saint-Édouard) 

– Polyvalente de Charlesbourg (prix de la conception robot)

Revivez cette journée en vidéo ici.

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26 janvier 2018 – Lors d’un petit-déjeuner conférence organisé par la Chambre de Commerce du Montréal Métropolitain (CCMM) ce vendredi 26 janvier, Gabriel Bran Lopez, Président fondateur de Fusion Jeunesse, invité en tant que panéliste pour échanger autour de l’innovation, l’éducation et le développement de talents au Québec, a annoncé en exclusivité la création d’un nouveau projet pédagogique de Fusion Jeunesse en intelligence artificielle. Le projet pilote ciblera 6 enseignants et 120 jeunes dans trois écoles secondaires de Montréal, deux francophones et une anglophone.

« D’ici à 2023, ce nouveau projet pédagogique en intelligence artificielle va outiller plus de 5000 jeunes et stimuler leur intérêt pour un parcours et une carrière dans le domaine. De plus, l’engouement des directions d’écoles et des enseignants montre qu’un tel projet axé sur l’apprentissage expérientiel est non seulement pertinent mais également nécessaire. »

Le même jour, le Gouvernement Fédéral annonçait les récipiendaires de son programme CodeCan qui financera quelques organismes canadiens reconnus œuvrant dans l’acquisition de nouvelles compétences numériques et en codage auprès des jeunes. Fusion Jeunesse faisait partie de la liste. L’annonce officielle du Gouvernement s’est déroulée à l’Université Concordia en présence du Recteur et Vice-Chancelier, M. Alan Shepard, du secrétaire parlementaire du ministre de l’Innovation, des Sciences et du Développement économique, M. David Lametti, et du député de Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs, M. Marc Miller.

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