Travel is a powerful lever that helps youth grow and reach their full potential. This is why we want to facilitate access to travel experiences.
The Saintlo Foundation offers positive experiences to nourish the aspirations and ambitions of youth who don’t always have the opportunity to shine.
14% of youth live in low-income households
According to the Observatoire Jeunes et Société, 14% of young people in Quebec live in low-income households.
- Observatoire Jeunes et Société, 2019, “Proportion of adolescents age 11 to 17 living in low-income households according to the Low Income Measure (LIM), 2006 to 2016 (in percentages)”, table by the INRS for the OJS, data produced by Statistics Canada, from the 2006 and 2016 surveys and the 2011 National Household Survey.
1/4 of secondary school students have low self-esteem
According to the Rosenberg Scale.
- Observatoire Jeunes et Société, 2019, “Proportion of secondary school students who have low self-esteem according to the Rosenberg Scale, 2016-2017 (in percentages)”, table by the INRS for the OJS, from public data from the Québec Health Survey of High School Students (QHSHSS), from the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ), 2016-2017.
1/3 of young people score high on the psychological distress scale
According to the Observatoire Jeunes et Société, more than one-third of young people score high on the psychological distress scale.
- Observatoire Jeunes et Société, 2019, “Proportion of youth age 15 to 17 who score high on the psychological distress scale, 2014-2015 (in percentages)”, table by the INRS for the OJS, from public data from the 2014-2015 Québec Population Health Survey (QPHS).
our mission: To make travel accessible for youth in vulnerable situations
This is a mission that Quebecers and Ontarians value highly, according to a study conducted by Léger for the Saintlo Foundation
we want to
Facilitate access to travel for youth 10 to 17 years old who don’t have the opportunity to discover new places.
Inspire young people’s curiosity so that they’re compelled to continue exploring.
Create moments where young people’s talents can develop in a safe, inspiring place.
Contribute to promoting our part of the country and the benefits of travel. We believe in sustainable tourism: maintaining a balance between the needs of travellers and the local population to protect our planet for today’s and tomorrow’s generations.