In May 2017, HIPPY-Quebec changed its name to be reborn under the name of Parents engagés pour la petite enfance. This ends a 9-year partnership with HIPPY-Canada and leads to the creation of a new program.
The HIPPY program was launched in Montreal in 2005, in the Côte-des-Neiges / Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough, jointly by The Salvation Army, Elizabeth House Foundation and The Literacy Center. It was the generous support of the Fondation Lucie and André Chagnon that made it possible to finance the start of the program in the metropolis and the translation of educational material into French.
On the other hand, it is thanks to the Great-West Life Foundation, London Life and Canada Life that the organization’s mission is consolidated and that the service offering grows.
HIPPY-Quebec was founded in January 2009 by members of the community and employees eager to ensure the survival and expansion of the HIPPY program in Quebec.
Became responsible for the operation of the program in Montreal HIPPY-Quebec obtained its charitable status registered under number 832624662RR0001.
Since its start, 800 families have been served, and the organization has stood out for its high participation rate and parent’s referrals, for the excellent preparation of children and parents for the start of the school year, and for having joined the isolated families. Not to mention the appreciation of parents, and their commitment to the future of their children, which you will find traces in the past annual reports.
In 2016-2017, HIPPY-Quebec broke with HIPPY, changed the name of the organization to Parents engagés pour la petite enfance, and began developing a new program for parents of children aged 0-5.