What is LOJIQ?

LOJIQ – Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec is a government board representing international youth mobility organizations.

LOJIQ’s mission is to promote the personal and professional development of young adults aged 18 to 35 by helping them carry out a project involving mobility in Québec, Canada or abroad.

Career Development

The Career Development Program helps young professionals aged 18 to 35 from all industries to acquire new skills. LOJIQ provides support and financial assistance to help participants carry out projects involving mobility in Québec, Canada or abroad.

3 streams :

  • Cultural and artistic activities
  • Developing and sharing expertise
  • Internships

You want to…

  • Carry out an artistic or cultural project or one involving the promotion of the arts (research, production, coproduction, artist-in-residence program, etc.)
  • Participate in a festival or an arts fair
  • Attend an awards ceremony or an event recognizing artistic excellence
  • Offer or take part in short-term training activities
  • Participate in a conference, fair, seminar or forum or attend an event
  • Do an internship
  • Take part in a research project
  • Develop a contact network

Contact person :
Gabrielle Plasse
Program Technician
1 800 465-4255, ext. 311
gplasse@lojiq.org

Civic Engagement

The Civic Engagement Program promotes the social involvement of young adults aged 18 to 35 who are already involved in a civic project or who aspire to do so. LOJIQ provides support and financial assistance to help participants carry out projects involving mobility in Québec, Canada or abroad.

2 streams :

  • Citizen action
  • Volunteering (Québec Volontaire)

You want to…

  • Contribute to social and community involvement
  • Promote sustainable development
  • Carry out a volunteering project
  • Get involved in and support a social cause that’s important to you
  • Promote values such as fairness and solidarity
  • Raise public awareness regarding societal issues
  • Help underrepresented or marginalized people or those in need
  • Carry out a project that incorporates a specific theme

Contact person :
Claire Girard
Program Technician
1 800 465-4255, ext. 215
cgirard@lojiq.org

Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Program contributes to the career path of current or aspiring young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 35. LOJIQ provides support and financial assistance to help participants carry out entrepreneurial projects involving mobility in Québec, Canada or abroad.

4 streams :

  • Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • Business development
  • Business accelerators and incubators
  • Business mentoring

You want to…

  • Develop a business plan
  • Join a business accelerator or incubator
  • Try your hand at entrepreneurship
  • Participate in an economic mission, convention or trade fair or attend an event
  • Seek expertise from a partner
  • Reach out to potential markets
  • Meet partners and develop your business network

Contact person :
Matthieu Veer
Program Technician
1 800 465-4255, ext. 242
mveer@lojiq.org

Social and Occupational Integration

The Social and Occupational Integration Program aims to improve the employability and social inclusion of young adults aged 18 to 35 experiencing ongoing social and occupational integration challenges. LOJIQ provides support and financial assistance to help participants carry out projects designed to help them resume their studies or return to the job market, and that involve mobility in Québec, Canada or abroad.

2 streams :

  • Social integration groups
  • Expert or preparatory missions

You want to…

Social integration groups :

  • Develop a life plan that reflects your ambitions
  • Increase your chances of finding and keeping a job
  • Validate your educational and professional interests
  • • Participate in an experience designed to help you surpass yourself

Expert or preparatory missions :

  • Carry out a fact-finding mission
  • Participate in short-term training activities related to your area of interest
  • Carry out a project that incorporates a specific theme
  • Develop a contact network

Contact person :
Janel Laplante
Program Technician
1 800 465-4255, ext. 314
jlaplante@lojiq.org

Student Mobility

The Student Mobility Program enhances the educational experience of students aged 18 to 35. LOJIQ provides support and financial assistance to help participants carry out student projects involving mobility in Québec, Canada or abroad.

3 streams :

  • Semesters
  • Internships and student projects
  • Persistence in school

You want to…

  • Study abroad for one or two consecutive semesters
  • Do an internship (credited or not)
  • Take part in a stay-in-school project
  • Participate in short-term training activities
  • Validate your skills and professional interests
  • Carry out an applied research project involving travel
  • Participate in a convention or seminar or attend an event
  • Develop a contact network

Contact person :
Janel Laplante
Program Technician
1 800 465-4255, ext. 314
jlaplante@lojiq.org

Youth Initiative for Entrepreneurial Creativity in the Francophonie

The Youth Initiative for Entrepreneurial Creativity in the Francophonie is designed for current or aspiring young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 35. LOJIQ provides support and financial assistance to help participants carry out entrepreneurial projects involving mobility on one of the territories of the member states and governments of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

2 streams :

  • Business accelerators and incubators
  • Business mentoring

You want to…

  • Develop a business plan
  • Participate in entrepreneurial training activities in French
  • Join a business accelerator or incubator
  • Experience being matched with a business leader
  • Assist an entrepreneur in their market development efforts
  • Participate in a trade mission
  • Reach out to potential markets
  • Meet partners and develop your business network

Contact person :
Matthieu Veer
Program Technician
1 800 465-4255, ext. 242
mveer@lojiq.org

Youth Initiative for the Fight Against Climate Change

The Youth Initiative for the Fight Against Climate Change is designed for young adults aged 18 to 35 from Québec and French-speaking countries considered most vulnerable to climate change and covered by the initiative. LOJIQ provides support and financial assistance to help participants carry out climate-related projects involving mobility in Québec or abroad.

The initiative is designed primarily for French-speaking countries in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Caribbean.

2 streams :

  • Education and awareness-raising
  • Entrepreneurship and green economy

You want to…

  • Help in the fight against climate change
  • Develop a business plan
  • Participate in a conference, fair, seminar or forum or attend an event
  • Take part in short-term training activities
  • Take part in a research project
  • Carry out a project that incorporates a specific theme and involves mobility
  • Participate in an internship
  • Reach out to potential markets
  • Develop a contact network

Contact person :
Caroline Bénard
Project Lead
1 800 465-4255, ext. 262
cbenard@lojiq.org

Indigenous Cultures and Languages Initiative

The Indigenous Cultures and Languages Initiative contributes to promoting and disseminating Indigenous cultures and languages by supporting Indigenous youth aged 18 to 35 with their personal and professional development. LOJIQ provides support and financial assistance to help participants carry out projects involving mobility in Québec, Canada or abroad.

You want to…

  • Participate in artistic and cultural events (festivals, seminars, conferences, art fairs, etc.)
  • Develop cultural or artistic projects or projects involving the promotion of the arts (research, production, coproduction, artist-in-residence programs, tours, etc.)
  • Join delegations and meet young professionals
  • Take part in cultural mediation projects
  • Carry out short-term training activities and on-the-job internships in the cultural sector
  • Participate in projects that forge a connection between art, culture and citizen involvement

Contact person :
Gabrielle Plasse
Program Technician
1 800 465-4255, ext. 311
gplasse@lojiq.org