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The CJE Montréal team

Our multi-disciplinary team believes in young people’s potential and drive – and we strive to foster their self-reliance. Working in the fast-paced environment of the downtown core, our team provides a high level of professionalism and commitment on a daily basis.

Lovely Nortil

Liaison Agent

Lovely is the first face you see when you center the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi. Thanks to her multidisciplinary Bachelor’s degree, her years of customer service experience and her attractive personality, Lovely plays an essential role at the Carrefour. Versatile, available and well informed, she will always be there to answer your questions and direct you to the service you need. She also offers indispensable administrative support to the entire Carrefour team, as well as contributing to our communications on the web.

Francis Brisson

Youth Worker

Having worked for some 15 years with young adults on an unconventional course of life, Francis is well acquainted with the reality experienced by 18 to 29 year-olds. As part of the Focus project, he will be able to accompany participants who wish to return to school or the job market. His attentive ear and empathy, the warmth of his contact and his professionalism will accompany you throughout the path you choose to attain your vocational objective.

Lamia Lamoudi

Employment Counsellor

As an experienced employment counsellor, Lamia likes to get to the heart of the matter with all the job seekers she meets. She knows our multi-faceted clientele well and has in-depth expertise working with newcomers. Lamia is a key resource contact for young immigrants seeking to enter the workplace quickly. Whether in a one-on-one meeting or group workshop, Lamia is able assist and motivate you in your job search.

Hervé St-Jean

Youth Worker

Having worked with youth for the past ten years or so, Hervé has acquired plenty of valuable experience. He is an exceptional motivator who knows how to guide youth in the FOCUS program to help them meet their personal goals, including going back to school and entering the job market. As a resourceful individual with a solid sense of humour, Hervé is able to provide you with all the personalized support you need to achieve your goals.

Brigitte Sauvageau

Youth Project Manager

Motivated by the profound conviction that every human being has value and potential, and deserves a place in a society in which they can contribute, Brigitte accompanies youth and adults with openness, the desire to listen and creativity as they carry out their projects, improve their living conditions and increase their social involvement. An experienced worker with a diploma in Criminology, her cooperative spirit and sense of solidarity lead to her involvement in diverse projects working with a number of partners, which enable her to remain at the heart of the action and close to people. Her little personal touch: a great interest in the urban arts!

Marina Di Tiello

Employment Counsellor

Marina is passionate about her work as an employment counsellor and knows how to use her passion to enable job seekers to plan the best possible strategies. She is an attentive person who truly loves to help people. She takes the time to understand your situation fully before suggesting a personalized action plan. Marina is a versatile professional who does not back down from a challenge and she is always ready to implement new, interesting, and stimulating activities for our job seekers.

Bourama Keita

Employment Counsellor - Partnership development agent

With many years of experience in the field of community action and committed to the needs of its participants, Bourama is a person who is devoted and sensitive to the realities of his participants. Proud to create ties between candidates and employers, Bourama will know by his empathy and sense of listening to help you achieve your goals.

Marie-Lou Bariteau

Project Manager - Arts and Culture / Artistic Entrepreneurship Advisor

Marie-Lou is a graduate of UQAM’s graduate school of theatre and the cultural research and animation program. She is an actor and co-founder of her own theatre company. She has worked with Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montreal Centre-Ville for several years, first as an employment counsellor and later as a youth entrepreneurship awareness & promotion officer. Her critical mind, business acumen, presence in the cultural community, and knowledge of available resources can help you to structure and complete your artistic entrepreneurship project with success.

Élise Potvin

Development Officer

Marked by her contagious dynamism and sparkling personality, Élise is responsible for the Roulo-Boulo platform as well as the organization of special events at the Carrefour. Her pivot position allows her to create a direct link between the youth in all our services and recruiting employers. With a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Psychosocial Intervention, Élise makes use of her versatility and years of experience with the public. Her engaging sense of humour and communications skills also make her the face of the Carrefour on social media.

Luanda Almeida

Coordinator

Luanda has been a member of CJE since 2006. She has held various positions, including welcoming counsellor, youth entrepreneurship awareness and promotion officer/liaison officer, and, currently, administrative coordinator. She likes to work behind the scenes and showcase her team’s work. She ensures that all the required ingredients to achieve CJE’s mission are in place. Luanda is aware of the issues experienced by youth in the downtown core and takes an active part in the sector’s coordination efforts on CJE’s behalf.

Martin Choquette

Executive Director

As part of CJE’s team for nearly 10 years, Martin devoted several years to developing our services for artists before taking on the role of executive director. He is committed to youth and is driven to help them enter Quebec’s employment market and benefit from its many opportunities. Martin sets his sights high! With his original ideas, he embodies innovation, a value that is important to CJE. Martin is a trained actor and an outstanding communicator. He is also a networker who likes to bring people together to spawn new ideas.

Valérie Durocher

Community and Education Intervention Worker

Recently graduated in career development at UQÀM, Valérie brings together her passion for employability and for intervention with young people, in order to give birth to various volunteer and entrepreneurship projects. Having many years of experience as a day camp and school leader, she will also be able to support you to overcome the obstacles that you may encounter to persevere in your school career. Her creativity and listening skills will allow you to make connections with the skills acquired through the realization of your projects and your future role on the job market.

Viviane Cottle

Mobilization Agent

Viviane is a new addition to the team as CJE`s first ever mobilization officer. She works at both CJE and the Peter-McGill Community Council to engage residents on four main issues; the development of social housing, green space, primary schools and a community centre in the downtown core. Viviane has a great deal of experience working with different sectors of the community and emphasizes the importance of asset-based community development as well as the empowerment of residents. She sees the strengths and value in people and aims to create a stronger sense of community. Viviane is also in charge of Membership at CJE and encourages youth to participate in civic engagement during their development as active citizens.  

Marjolaine Pilon

Communications Counsellor

Social networks have no secrets for Marjolaine, who loves to communicate with members of the CJE Montréal Center-Ville in different ways, with original, colorful and personalized publications. Her job fascinates her! With her studies in communication and public relations at UQÀM, she takes great pleasure in keeping CJE audiences informed and entertained: if you see a Carrefour publication appear on your news feed, do not hesitate to comment ! Marjolaine will be happy to answer you and chat with you!