The Government of Québec announced it would allocate $20 million per year for each of the next five years to Aire ouverte, the Québec integrated youth services project. This means at least 10 integrated youth services sites will open their doors over the next few years. The budget shows an intent to build on the existing demonstration sites in Laval, Montreal North and Sept-Îles.
Aire ouverte (formerly RSIJ) was publicly announced in August 2018, the result of a partnership between the Graham Boeckh Foundation, the Québec Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) and the Québec Fund for Health Research (FRQS). It plans to set up highly accessible sites that provide a variety of services, from mental and sexual health to vocational support for youth aged 12 to 25.