It is this Sunday at Regina Assumpta College that our training for new counselors and specialists came to an end! 33 hours of theoretical work and one day of first aid training later, they are ready to take on their field experience which will allow them to receive their DAFA certification.

Congratulations to all and welcome to the wonderful world of animation!

This weekend, our seven coordination teams met for the first time to start preparing for the 2016 season!  Recruitment, workshops, open houses, themes … a busy day, but full of talent and creativity!

It makes us proud to introduce them to you!


First row (left to right):

Gabrielle Brabant (chief counselor – Académie Ste-Thérèse), Lara Pettinicchio (coordinator – Académie Ste-Thérèse), Florence Haineault (chief counselor – Regina Assumpta), Catherine Richard (coordinator – Beaubois), Sarah Garant (assistant coordinator – Beaubois), Justin Chenel (chief counselor – Edouard-Montpetit)

Second row (left to right):

Marie-Pier Gauthier-Lavoie (coordinator – Villa Maria), Valérie Gauthier-Lavoie (coordinator – Jean XXIII), Olivia Ruvo (assistant coordinator – Villa Maria), Emily Ruvo (assistant coordinator – Villa Maria), Sandra Thabet (coordinator – Regina Assumpta), Catherine Stooke (assistant coordinator – Edouard-Montpetit), Gabrielle Simard-Bédard (coordinator – Edouard-Montpetit), Marilyse Richard-Robert (general manager)

Third row (left to right):

Pierre-Philippe LeBlond (coordinator – Summer camp), Vincent Payeur (general manager assistant)

Not on the picture:

Khassandra Cloutier-Olin (coordinator – Summer camp), Alexandra Leclerc-Malouin (assistant coordinator – Académie Ste-Thérèse)

Edphy is currently looking for their Chapeau d’Or 2016 recipient. Each year, this prize is awarded to an animator or specialist that stands out, all like a golden pearl.

Do you know any young individuals aged 17 or older that are dynamic, responsible creative and work well in a team? If so, we want to meet them! Send us their name and email to [email protected] and we will contact them shortly to formally invite them to join Edphy International’s great big family!

We thank you for contributing to our organization’s success!

The 2015 Golden Hat was awarded to Charlotte Lemieux-Bourque, nurse at our summer camp. Her devotion, sense of initiative and magic which was brought to our camp, made her a great candidate and recipient for this award.

For over 50 years now, Edphy is specializing in first time. Indeed, we have been fortunate to witness several first time in people’s lives who have passed through the organization, as campers and employees. First job, first responsibilities, first bike ride, first dive and more … we were there! This is also the main driver behind the organization : to create first times!

Christmas is just around the corner! Whether you are a young adult seeking an employment or a parent who wishes to offer a summer filled with many discoveries to his or her child, there is still time to offer the Edphy gift!

Here are a few examples of first timers :