Become a counsellor for groups of young people aged from 5 to 17!

Whether you are a youth or an organization wishing to train its members of staff for the role of counsellor, discover our DAFA training!

What's DAFA?

The DAFA program (Diplôme d’aptitude aux fonctions d’animateur) is a counselling training program that meets the high demands of the recreation and sports community.
It is THE certification that will equip you and your staff with exactly the tools you need to ensure the safety and quality for group animation for youths between the ages of 5 and 17 in all regions of Québec!

Training for organizations

Organizations, associations, camps, schools, institutions: discover our customized training programs!

Training for individuals

Over 15 years old and want to be a counsellor? Join one of our programs!

Why choose the Y?

* 35% offered virtually, 65% in person. In person trainings will be offered only when allowed under Public Health directives


Write us at contact@ymcaquebec.org or call us at: +1 844 687-6842 (outside of Montreal) or at +1 514 687-6842 (Montréal).

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