• My Independence Matters

    to Me!

    "My Independence Matters to Me " is a site for you, for your parents, your teachers, your friends, in short for everyone ! Here you’ll find lots of information that will help you make the right decisions about alcohol, drugs and any other addiction.

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  • You could get a lot out of it!

    It’s always more profitable to focus on your passions. Show us yours!

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  • You can express who

    you are!

    You can exchange ideas with others on a variety of topics that interest you ! Sports, love, school, whatever inspires you, you can tell us about it !

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  • Write us! It’s confidential !

    It’s sometimes dfficult to express what we feel, and often we don’t know where to turn. Write us, we’re here for you!

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  • Consult our calendar !

    Follow the weekly movements of our animators, and view the schedule of our school visits throughout the year!

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Presentation of program: My Independance Matters to Me !

Since 2008, « My independence Matters to Me! » has visited Quebec schools and met with students of Secondary 1. In all, nearly 160,000 youth have received the workshop !


Before the activity I had no intention of doing drugs and afterwards neither…

it’s disgusting!

- Luc, Student St. John's High School

I loved the presentation.

I know a little more about the risks of my actions when doing drugs.

- Carole, Student Chambly Academy High School

I’m someone who consumes marijuana occasionally and I realized it’s doing nothing for me.

Thank you.

- Bernard, Student Three Rivers Academy

You should do presentations all over Québec, because alcohol and drugs get a hold of youth quickly.


- Lucie, Student St. John's High School

Here are the participant's contest videos

Here are the participant's contest photos

1. Photos Mois

Do you want to participate in our contest ?

Nothing’s easier ! All you have to do is send us a short video or photo in which you show us your passion !

The only requirement to be eligible for the contest is that you have followed the workshop My Independance Matters to Me !

You can participate only once a month. To sign up, just fill out the form below :

* required fields

I confirm that the contents of the video or photo is my property.
I agree that my photo or my video is posted on the site My Independance Matters to Me ! and on social networks (YouTube, Facebook and Flickr) and also on the sites of La Maison Jean Lapointe and Fondation Jean Lapointe.

Note: The Maison Jean Lapointe and Fondation Jean Lapointe are not responsible for downloads of videos and photos from its Internet platforms. Therefore Maison Jean Lapointe and Fondation Jean Lapointe disclaim all liability as to their use on other sites as its own.

Here are the prizes you could win !

This year we have a different price each month.

Here are the winners of the 2014-2015 school year!

  Mareva Boto, École Mont-Bruno, Saint-Bruno
  Angéline Bisson, école Robert-Gravel
Gagnant, janvier 2015
Ma passion: le piano! - Nicolas Alepins
Mély-Anne Dupuis, École Jean-Baptiste-Meilleur
  Quentin Nabor, Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie, Montréal


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