The Carrefours jeunesse-emploi (CJE) are local, community-based employability centres focused on supporting the social and professional integration of young adults between the ages of 16 and 35.
The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce initiated M4E in 2013 through the work of their Entrepreneurship Awareness and Promotion Officers. The following year they partnered up with the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi of LaSalle in developing the second edition of this program. The Entrepreneurship Awareness and Promotion Officers are supported by the Quebec Government’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge which was created in 2004 in order to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in youth. The objective of this measure is to incite more individuals to start a business and prepare them to successfully take on their professional lives.