Short history

In 2003, a young man, helped by a few friends from Montréal-Nord, decided to set up the "Sport-School Program", which offers free and non-discriminatory extracurricular activities for young people aged 6 to 16, aim to develop their individual and collective skills and thus improve their quality of life. Located in a very multicultural district, the friction between the different cultures is numerous, with them, the cases of discrimination with regard to the color of the skin, the religion, the nationality, the physical limitations, etc.

With the program set up, the group of friends decided :


  •   support the community by providing guidance to youth aged 6-16, training and information workshops, education and support for low-educated adults or drop-in ;
  •   promote multiculturalism and combat all forms of discrimination, including "racism" ;
  •   promote the social integration of young people with disabilities through sports activities ;
  •   encourage entrepreneurship and the creation of individual businesses ;

Its dynamic and multicultural board of directors is composed of 7 people. The latter delegated the daily management of the operations to Mr. Oscar Elimby, who is also the founder of the organization. The general management is supported by a permanent group consisting of an activity planner, volunteer teachers and parents.

Since it is important to have good financial support in order to be able to reach our objectives, we ask for your support in exchange for a tax receipt. You could benefit from local and provincial exposure to a few thousand young people and their families.

In an interview with the local newspaper, the journalist asked Mr. Elimby why the name Leading Differently? He Replied: "Young people want to lead, we want to help them to fulfill that desire to" lead "not on the street but otherwise in school, we want them to be positive leaders, if we succeed with only one, two or three, it will be that already, it's a dream, but we believe it. "

Since its creation in 2003, the organization has several achievements :

  •   Recognition by CRA as a charitable organization in 2004
  •   16 editions of the intergenerational Olympiad since 2009
  •   Enhanced stimulation and motor skills for more than 91 youth with twinning limitations since 2004
  •   27 soccer tournaments, 12 basketball tournaments in August and September since 2005
  •   Member of the Grouping of Community Organizations of School dropout fight (ROCLD) since 2012
  •   Establishment of a weekend school recognized by the Ministry of Education in the PACTE program since 2008
  •   Student Engagement Recognition Program with Inter Henri-Bourassa School since 2005
  •   Allocation of more than $ 15,000 in 2007 Youth Fellowships
  •   Program to fight obesity - OZO since 2006