19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA

1967 -Sun Youth in 4 phases (2/4)

In 1967, the year of Montreal’s Universal Exposition, Sun Youth moved its headquarters into a small building at the foot of Mount Royal (corner Park and Mont-Royal), thanks to the Mayor of Montreal at the time, Jean Drapeau. These larger premises allowed us to increase diversification of our activities. The attention was now focused on the problems youths attending our organization were facing. We offered food assistance sporadically, mainly during the Holiday period. We also began on-site assistance to fire victims and a community crime prevention program, including exchanges with the community on topics such as neighborhood watch, abuse of drugs and alcohol, shoplifting and dangers surrounding the abduction of children. In collaboration with the police we also organized bicycle safety workshops. During this time, The Sun, published weekly, becomes monthly paper as our young founders wish to devote their resources and energy on helping the needy. The newspaper ceased publication in 1978 but will have left its mark in the Montreal community landscape.

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