From their birth to their 17th year, young people are the
raison d'être of Québec en Forme. That is
why, since its first mandate in 2002, Québec en
Forme has been proposing that they move more and eat
However, Québec en Forme does not work directly
with young people to make them change behavior and adopt new
lifestyle choices on a daily basis.
Québec en Forme support
communities - i.e. the immediate environment of young people - that
want to facilitate both access and choice to healthy diet and
As such, Québec en Forme has adopted a
three-year plan for 2011-2014 which includes 5 strategies to enable
local communities, regional and provincial project promoters as
well as partners to achieve concrete results in modifying
environments and in transforming social norms so that young people
and their families consider healthy diet and a physically active
lifestyle as essential components of their development and want to
change their habits.
- Mobilization and the commitment of a critical mass of players
for change at the local, regional and national levels.
- Desired behaviors are adopted and maintained by creating
- The development and implementation of local, regional and
national laws and policies.
- Implement a media advocacy strategy including media
- Organizational changes.
In June 2012, 152 local groups
involving 3200 partners were active in 17 of Québec's
administrative regions and native communities.
Furthermore, Québec en Forme has contributed to
projects that have local or national scope, are relevant
to particular audiences, and have well defined goal-oriented