WHO WE ARE

OPJ accompanies individuals with a personalized and individualized approach so that they can develop their potential in order to realize their professional project.

VALUES THAT GUIDE US

Principles, work methods and responsibilities within the organization are based on values. These values are linked to the organizational culture and helps guides us towards every opportunity.

Dreams and Hope

« WITH EVERY STEP YOU TAKE, YOU’LL SEE, NOTHING CAN BE TOO FAR AWAY »
– Marie-Jo Therio

OPJ wants to spark and sustain the dream, allowing the individual and the organization to reconnect, giving oneself the right to dream even if it’s crazy. OPJ advocates the hope that dreams come true, one step at a time.

Commitment

« FREEDOM IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF
A COMMITMENT, BUT THE CAPACITY TO CHOOSE
»
– Paul Coelho

Commitment requires personal involvement in carrying out one’s responsibilities within one’s role; respecting the mission, philosophy, values and vision of the organization.

Respect for yourself and others, inclusion and tolerance

« SELF-RESPECT MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE RESPECT FOR OTHERS »
– Jose Garcia

OPJ values the importance of the human aspect and developing the potential of each person, in an inclusive and equitable way. It is a question of treating the other with consideration and not infringing on their integrity or dignity, with openness to their differences and taking into account their history, their beliefs and their dreams.

Mutual assistance

« IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST, WALK ALONE. IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, WALK WITH OTHERS »
– Unknown proverb

Mutual assistance is a value-added of working together, teamwork, cooperation and sharing of happiness, but also difficulties. OPJ offers the ability to be part of a process of mutual aid rather than being competitive.

Surpassing oneself

« I WANT TO BE ALL THAT I CAN BE »
– Katherine Mansfield

Surpassing oneself is a good method of improvement and progress, involving the ability of challenging oneself with humility, openness, goodwill and consent to continuing education and also to overcome your own limitations. OPJ promotes continuous improvement efforts and encourages everyone to complete their efforts according to their goals, aspirations and dreams.

APPROACH AND PHILOSOPHY

OPJ has developed an approach that is part of the value-added philosophy of the organization.

VIP SERVICE: TOWARDS PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION

Our VIP service is offered on a voluntary basis and is accessible, free of charge. The key to success is the privileged relationship between the counselor and the accompanied individual, and is based on strong and existing values. By taking into consideration the individual’s dreams and aspirations, we team up to provide them with a professional project that makes sense and that will allow them to strive towards their full potential.

VIP service from OPJ is much more than professional know-how: it is the expression of our philosophical and ethical method of intervention. Requirements related to such a philosophy are high, because success relates to the quality of the relationship between the counselor and the individual.

TEAM MEMBERS AT OPJ

Marie-Lou Galarneau

General Manager

« Exactly 10 years ago, OPJ chose me. Very quickly, I also chose OPJ. Over the years, I have held the positions of employment counselor and coordinator. Recently, I have been the executive director. I am proud and happy to contribute to the influence and development of the organization that has brought me so much for all these years!

I have always been fortunate to be surrounded by a great team, solid and open, which puts the customer at the heart of its approach. My daily life is punctuated by constant self-improvement, unique encounters and stimulating projects. »

Christian Lepage

Coordinator

« What type of job I am going to do in my lifetime? I have asked myself this question so often that I have stopped counting. Originally from Rimouski, I dreamt of being a professional baseball player, veterinarian, military pilot, etc. As time passed and by working and gaining experience, I found some answers. One day, newly arrived in Montreal, I noticed an ad for employment at OPJ, and a phrase entitled You must dream … in order to realize that dream. Since that day, more than 10-years ago, I passionately work to pass on my experience to each and every individual that would like to make their mark in the workplace. »

Florence Creyx

Administrative Assistant

« They often tell me that I have a nice smile, am friendly and flexible. I handle a variety of administrative tasks and I am also the one that greets individuals when they come into the office at OPJ or when I speak to them on the phone. It is very important to me that everyone feels at ease and feels welcome, whether they are coming to meet one of our counselors or to use one of our available computers.»

Fanny Landry-Verrier

Employment counselor

«Hi ! With a bachelor’s degree in career development, I have always been passionate about the development of human potential. Human psychology and wellness are at the heart of my interests. What makes me shine is to see a person become aware of the inner resources that he possesses and discover that he has the strength and the capacity to move forward towards his goals!

I am a humanist at heart and for me, developing your potential inevitably requires knowledge and leadership of yourself, that is, taking responsibility for your own life and expanding your autonomy.

In this sense, the values ​​of OPJ are totally in line with me. The comprehensive and specialized intervention approach as well as the promotion of the development of the power to act of our participants make this work environment a valuable framework to support my desire to help participants achieve their professional projects. I am very happy to have the chance to join the OPJ team early in my career.

A little more about me … I love anything that is out of the ordinary and that allows me to learn more about the human experience. The occult sciences, extraterrestrial documentaries, neurosciences, the complexity and diversity of life on Earth, health sciences… There is so much to understand and explore!

I loved being able to get to know the unique person that you are and help you reach your professional goal. Make an appointment with us and who knows, we might have the chance to work on your project together.
Fanny.»

Judith Guertin-Poudrier

Employment counselor

« A long journey full of challenges led me to reorient my career to finally work in a field that corresponds to my values ​​and makes sense for me.

The welcome and the accompaniment with the human being fascinates me. Building a quality relationship with respect, authenticity and judgment-free are priorities for me. I like listening to people and helping them build their career plans and dreams one step at a time.

I did my internship at OPJ and it was love at first sight for the values ​​that are conveyed there. It is with pleasure that I joined this wonderful team where openness and collaboration allow me to evolve as a consultant.

It will be a joy for me to cross your path and walk a long way together!»

Alexis Lebrun

Employment counselor

« After accompanying people with HIV / AIDS and working with young homeless people, arriving at OPJ was a logical next step for me. Having worked for many years with populations struggling with marginalization, I then knew the weight of this exclusion and the importance of finding your place in society. Employment is one of the first markers that allows us, each and everyone, to find their place and their voice in life. I am therefore proud and happy to be able to accompany and support you in this professional quest.

A specialized educator by training, I try to bring my human perspective to your situation to provide you with the best possible support and, as my colleague Judith says so well, to help you build your professional project and achieve your dreams, one step at a time. »

Nathalie Morales

Employment counselor

«Coming from a diverse professional background, I had the chance to support and work with young people in youth center, to lead workshops in the living environment for people experiencing mental health challenges, as well as to ensure the reception of homeless women. Subsequently, it was by working alongside people who had chosen training in a work integration company that I developed my skills in employability. It was therefore natural that I joined the OPJ team which welcomed me, supported me and accompanied me in achieving my challenges through the mission and values ​​that correspond to me. It would therefore be a real pleasure to do the same with you, whatever your professional project.»

Sylvie Almeida

Employment counselor

« A nurse by training, I practiced this great profession for 5 years, then I turned more towards intervention because the relational dimension is what drives me the most. OPJ welcomed me with open arms and I immediately adhered to its philosophy and the values ​​of this warm team. It is with great pleasure that I am part of the Upcoming Integration project which gives young people the chance to reconnect with their dreams and desires!»

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Adrienne Lamarre

President

Charlotte Grenier

Vice-president

Katia Poulin

Secretary-treasurer



Catherine Gagnon

Administrator

Valérie Grenier-Paquette

Administrator

Shady Hallab

Administrator

Claudette Rousseau

Administrator

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