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
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.
Freedom is not the absence of a commitment, but the capacity to choose
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
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.
If you want to go fast, walk alone. If you want to go far, walk with others
Proverb of unknown origin
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.
I want to be all that i can be
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
«With a bachelor’s degree in career development, having worked with an immigrant clientele and having studied social work, the field of the helping relationship has always challenged me, both for the social side, for mutual aid, the feeling of community, and to see my participants flourish and develop skills. Having many other interests such as psychology and sociology and having questioned myself a lot about my choice of professional profession, I decided to integrate the field of career choice since in my opinion this field brings together all these interests. Since I was a child, when I meet new people, their profession or field of study is always one of the first characteristics mentioned in their presentation speech. Even before studying career development, the subject of “work” had a great impact on our personal well-being, so I focused some of my research during my studies in social work on the impact of choosing a profession in relation to individual well-being. In my opinion, the profession is the “raison d’être” of professional development which, subsequently, has an impact on our personal lives. That’s why I chose the field of career development.
I decided to join the OPJ team mainly because it is an employability organization, but also because they allow us as professionals to flourish, train ourselves more and expand our skills in global intervention. Which for me joins, as said before, all my interests since our professional career has an impact on a larger scale than we can think. We look forward to working with all of you!»
« From high school, I knew right away that I wanted to help others through their difficulties. I landed in the helping relationship through my studies in special education and since then I have not left it. My background has meant that I have been able to develop my potential and acquire new knowledge. Making a difference and accompanying the person to overcome his obstacles is important to me. I help people regain confidence and achieve their goals, but I also learn a lot from their experiences, which has allowed me to be the person and professional I am today. It is with pleasure that I joined the OPJ team for new challenges and continue my momentum! Looking forward to see you soon ! »
Board of Directors
Ville de Montréal
Gouvernement du Québec : Commission des partenaires du marché du travail
Gouvernement du Québec
Gouvernement du Canada