BOULOT VERS... 20 ANS À MEUBLER DES VIES
A book about the 20 years of Le Boulot Vers ..., an original
journey in social economy.
by Anne-Marie Mottet and recently published by Éditions du
Boréal, tells the story of a local venture entirely dedicated
to employment insertion of young adults in difficulty.
In 1983, in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood of Montréal,
Canada, the founders of Le Boulot Vers
(LBV) wanted to create
a non-profit insertion organization the first in Quebec
that was unique: a profitable cabinet making shop and
a house that would welcome a clientele in need.
This book is about the day-to-day reality of young people in difficulty,
their evolution, their stories. It is also about the undying commitment
of the business community and the continued work of the LBV professionals
who offer induction, orientation and reference services.
85 percent of the LBV participants find a job or return to school
upon completion of their stay. At the end of a two-year follow-up
period, more than 80 percent are still working or are improving
their professional skills.
STORY ABOUT SOCIAL ECONOMY
When it comes to social changes, we are only beginning to take an
interest in social economy and the growing organizations in that
many organizations have been created in the last two decades, little
has been written about their experiences, their successes and their
difficulties. A collection of all the experiments carried out, Mottets
book is a combination of reflection handbook and practical workbook
for decision-makers and entrepreneurs whose first aim is, well before
profits and financial performance, to offer autonomous, personalized
and empowerment services to the community.
those who seriously ponder the possibilities of community action,
especially with respect to employability, this book reveals the
numerous battles fought at LBV over the years and the toolbox, gradually
filled to frame the vision.
in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (Montréal), LBV has supported, since
its creation in 1983, hundreds of young adults in difficulty, helping
them re-enter the labour force on a sustainable basis or encouraging
them to return to school to build a better future.
author, ANNE-MARIE MOTTET, has been involved with many community
organizations. Her book, LE BOULOT VERS
20 ANS À MEUBLER
DES VIES, published by Éditions du Boréal, is available
at all good bookstores. It can also be purchased by contacting Nancy
Brière, of LBV, at (514) 259-2312.
Jean Gagnon Doré, Communication agent, Le Boulot vers
(514) 259-2312; Gabrielle Cauchy, Les Éditions du Boréal,
(514) 336-3941, extension 229..