At Carrefour Familial Hochelaga, Sébastien helps people excel

Volunteering
September 17, 2019 •  By Centraide du Grand Montréal

This agency helps families develop a sense of autonomy, and regain their self-esteem. “As soon as you put people in positive contexts, he sky’s just the limit; anything is possible.”

“I was looking for a new challenge after coming back from Africa. I’ve been working at Carrefour Familial Hochelaga for a year and a half. My personal challenge is to find somewhere to settle down, for me and my son.

I’ve worked a lot of short-term contracts in the past few years, and I always find it satisfying to finish something and be free again. But sometimes you can get lost in freedom. I’ve done a lot of aid work abroad, but there’s help needed here, too.

What’s struck me most since I’ve been working at Carrefour is the huge potential some people have, but then they’re faced with these huge obstacles; insurmountable walls. And the thing is, as soon as you put these people in positive contexts, in good situations, the sky’s just the limit; anything is possible. But there are so many people who don’t seem to know it! How can we make them understand? That’s what interests me the most. How can we finally break through those glass ceilings?”

— Sébastien