Community Development

Fondation Tel-jeunes

The two spokespersons: Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, for Tel-jeunes, and Marina Orsini, for LigneParents.

Photo: Louise Leblanc

The Soirée Haute Cuisine in Québec City is an annual event that brings together over 300 guests and 25 area restaurateurs for a very special gourmet evening.

Photo: Louise Leblanc

In 2019, the Lobster Lunch raised a record amount of $1 million for the cause!

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In 2019, over $100,000 was raised at the Tel-jeunes Soirée, a cocktail reception held every year in Montréal.

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Providing young people and parents with professional help, 24/7

Adolescence is one of the most important stages of human development, as young people face physical, psychological, emotional, identity and relationship changes as they grow into adulthood. This period of change can become a particularly stressful one to navigate, for teenagers and parents alike.

Since its founding in 2009, Tel-jeunes has become a flagship resource for young people in Québec seeking help, information or just someone to talk to. Professional counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via phone, text, email and live chat. Whenever a youngster needs to be heard, supported or informed on any number of subjects, from anxiety, bullying, sexuality, physical changes, to harassment or even suicide, the Tel-jeunes counsellors are there for them. Last year, 52,000 young people got in touch with Tel-jeunes’ counselling and educational services.

LigneParents, a 24/7 helpline for parents whose children range in age from newborns to 20, and that can be contacted by telephone or chat, has adopted a similar approach. Its counsellors help with parenting challenges, providing information, guidance and possible solutions in a neutral and judgment-free manner. Last year, over 14,000 parents used this popular, confidential and free service.

Power Corporation recognizes the work of these counsellors, who are on the frontline dealing directly with today’s realities and who constantly go above and beyond to help young people and their parents grow and thrive.

Power Corporation is a proud supporter of Tel-jeunes and LigneParents, two essential resources offering young people and parents alike professional and confidential support services when they need it most.
Isabelle Marcoux
Member of the Board of Directors
Power Corporation of Canada



young people and over 14,000 parents receive personalized support every year when they need it most


of young people who contact Tel-jeunes are looking for help with mental health issues


young people have used Tel-jeunes’ support services, and 500,000 parents have received help from LigneParents since 2009


See videos from Fondation Tel-jeunes (in French only)