Who We Are

Plein Milieu builds relationships of trust with people who are drug users, homeless or at risk of homelessness, and with youth 12 years of age and older while focusing on harm reduction, information and prevention.

Our Story

1993

Plein Milieu is founded through the creation of the first youth intervention position at École Jeanne-Mance. The Youth intervention programm will continue to evolve while new positions open at École Espace-Jeunesse (1998) and at École Robert-Gravel (2016).

1997

Streetwork begins a PWIID (persons who inject or inhale drugs) mandate. In 2015, the program expands to include street work components for Indigenous communities and people experiencing homelessness.

2006

The Site fixe, a facility allowing access to sterile equipment for drug consumption and safe sex, opens its doors.

2007

The Vitr’artprogram is launched to offer pre-employment services to youth aged 16-25 years old and continues to operate for the next seven years.

2011

This year marks the creation of the Street Messengers program focused on community involvment of peer workers.

2015

Plein Logis, a housing integration program, welcomes its first participants.

2019

In response to the opioid crisis, a one-time research project for overdose prevention is launched. This will lead to the development of recommendations for consumers, practitioners and organizations.

Our Team

We work with a multi-disciplinary team who’s knowledge comes from academic backgrounds, field experience and experiential knowledge. By working as a team and by continuously improving our skills, we tailor our services to suit the needs of the diverse populations we serve and to carry out our mission.

The Board of Directors

The Board members are committed to the organizations. They participate in meetings where their expertise serves the pursuit of our mission.

Dominique Vallières President
Linda Roy Vice-Presidente
François Jaworski Secretary
Marie-Pier Cérat Treasurer
Mélina Forbes Director
Isabelle Raffestin Director
Christian Jetté Director
Annie Labrie Director
To be fulfilled Director
Maria Saldana School Representative
To be fulfilled Users Representative

Our partners

We would like to thank all of our financial partners.

Your support allows us to fulfil our mission.

Together, let’s make a real difference in the community!