La Défriche : What is it?
In French, the word “défricher” means clearing a forest to create a fertile land or to forge a new path where no one has yet walked. In our region, made of forests and lakes, this word carries a deep meaning.
Through its various steps and components, La Défriche aims to equip young people with skill such as, perseverance in school, personal and social autonomy, entrepreneurship, volunteerism as well as the involvement in decision tables within their community. This program touches on many aspects of citizenship, education and health. It aims to help young people take charge of their future, as well as that of their society.
Défricher is moving forward, getting your hands dirty, knowing how to use the tools that are at our disposal.
Défricher also means to move forward step by step towards a goal, to persevere, to invest in creating something, in the advancement of our community.
Défricher is also getting to know a new place, new possibilities.