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Défis de la programmation ouverte dans l’insertion sociale et professionnelle de jeunes en difficulté

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  • Rachel Bélisle
  • Eric Yergeau
  • Sylvain Bourdon
  • Marie Dion
  • Virginie Theriault
Translated title of the contributionChallenges related to open programming aiming at social and professional integration of vulnerable youth
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Sociétés et Jeunesses en Difficulté
Issue number11
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>French


From the years 2000, the Quebec state has adopted public policies aimed at preventing young adults from resorting to social assistance. The resulting social and professional integration support measures are characterised by an open programming offering a flexible framework to the staff working with young people in difficulty, and at the juncture of the community, different community-based organisations and institutions. In Quebec, the IDEO 16-17 measure is a recent example. This measure, implemented in the carrefours jeunesse-emploi (CJE) offers increased coaching to youth aged 16 and 17 who are encountering major difficulties on the social, professional or school levels. It seeks a local partnership and includes many nationally coordinated activities. The article is grounded in the evaluation report of the IDEO 16-17 measure (Yergeau, Bourdon, Bélisle & Thériault, 2009) and highlights an original analysis of open programming. The quantitative and qualitative data collected during interviews with 24 staff members, 52 young people and 20 directors from the CJE constitute the main corpus analysed. This paper sheds light on some of the challenges related to open programming in the particular context of social and professional integration support aimed at vulnerable youth.