Mission, values

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To work and interact with young people to promote respect for differences and to engage in dialogue to build an environment free of discrimination and bullying.


Based on the philosophy of human rights, our organization defends the universal and inalienable values of freedom, equality and justice.

Our approach:

Our work in educating young people and raising their awareness promotes a greater understanding of their responsibility when facing different forms of intolerance in their environment (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, bullying, etc.).

By developing critical thinking and student involvement, our Caravans and Imprint Projects encourage young people to question the ethical issues of “living together”, to find solutions and implement actions that promote respect for diversity.

Our client base:

Each year, we come into contact with 25,000 young people from 9 to 18 years of age in public and private, French- and English-language, elementary, high schools and cegeps across Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. We also offer workshops to school teachers and personnel, as well as parents.

Name change:

In 2013-2014, The Tolerance Foundation has decided to change its name to ENSEMBLE for the respect of diversity. This new name, ENSEMBLE for the respect of diversity, was selected because we believe that as a society, we should strive for something more than tolerance and we can work together to promote acceptance and respect of differences. The name ENSEMBLE shifts the focus from differences and highlights the importance of working together, hand in hand, to build a Québec that is open and inclusive to all.