Au lieu de me lancer dans une description détaillée du reste du parcours qui m’a mené à accepter en juin dernier la direction de l’organisme Ton Avenir en Main, je préfère vous parler des leçons que j’ai apprises depuis que j’ai choisi de consacrer ma vie au changement social.
Je m’intéresse à l’humain dans son ensemble. Accompagner et trouver ce qui fait briller les gens de l’intérieur. La motivation doit être intrinsèque, et la vraie “aide”, je la vois plus comme accompagnement.
There were hundreds of people gathered to hear more than a dozen speakers. People brought flags and banners and signs with all kinds of messages on them, mostly demand for fair treatment, recognition of indigenous rights and solidarity.
Simone Viger is passionate about media arts education and designing engaging programs for youth. She is the Local Programs and Media Arts Coordinator for Girls Action Foundation, where she develops, coordinates, and facilitates programs for girls in partnership with schools and community organizations.
You have this theory that you’ve held on to for a long time, this theory that all of your trips and all of your experiences have dug little holes in you. All of your homes, and all of your lives have burrowed right into your soul and taken hold. So while you may not live there anymore, they still live inside of you, and you feel them, always.
I would use those words to describe how I felt when it finally hit me that after years of hard work, I finally earned my degree. I was sure I was on a path of career, finally time for adultness. I may even become a writer.
I was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, where I lived until after I graduated high school. Following a couple of years off school, I moved to Montreal to study at McGill University, where I’m finally about to complete my undergraduate degree.