With a presence in Québec since 1851, the YMCA wants to inspire and encourage everyone to reach their full potential, thrive and contribute to their community.
Web Walkers (Les Promeneurs du Net) are youth workers who work for the YMCAs of Québec who lead online activities and connect with young people where they are, online. They help create a safe virtual space for teens assist them in honing their critical thinking skills with respect to online information and images.
In addition to being reliable adults for these teens, these qualified youth workers can spot troubling situations, guide young people in difficulty and educate them on a variety of subjects.
Trained on issues surrounding the online habits of young people, our youth workers are committed to working within the Charter of the Quebec Web Walkers Network (Charte du réseau des Promeneurs du Net québécois) and to respecting the professional position of online counsellors.
The Web Walkers – Québec project comes from Nätvandrarna, the inspiration behind the Web Walkers concept. Founded in Sweden in the early 2000s, the project was developed ten years later in France by the Caisses d’Allocations Familiales network. Thank you to them for allowing us to bring this project to life in Québec.