DAFA training for individuals

Over 15 years old and want to be a counsellor?

DAFA is THE certification that will equip you 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

This training is recognized by the Association des camps du Québec (ACQ) , which will help you find a job in day camps across the province. But not only that: other youth group animation programs throughout the year are looking for qualified individuals with this type of training under their belts! Develop your skills to be the best possible hire for youth sports clubs, after-school programs, Scout groups, and more!

Hybrid program

Hybrid program

Hybrid program

Schedules Tuesday, May 31, June 7 and 14 6pm to 8pm Saturday, June 4 and 11 9:30 am to 5 pm Room 632 Sunday, June 12 9:30 am to 5 pm Room 632

*Please note: Practical trainings are not included. However, the trainers will help you to find your internship in the organization of your choice.

Following this training, you will be equipped to:

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

The content of this training is certified by the Conseil québécois du loisir and is recognized as an employment standard for camps that are members of the Association des camps du Québec.


Training schedule

From Friday, February 26 to Sunday, March 28 (in English): Fridays 6 - 8 pm and Sundays 12:30 - 4:30 pm

Once you have completed the theory classes, you will need to complete 35 hours of practical training with an organization of your choice to achieve your certification

Registration will start in January 2021

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