The details

On Saturdays afternoons
13:55 Arrival at Riverview
14:00 Speaker or Talk
14:30 Meditation (optional)
15:00 Workshop & Teamwork on Projet
16:30 Get-together & Time for mentoring
17:00 The end
From Sept. 25, 2021 until Apr. 30, 2022

At Riverview Study Centre,
a few minutes walk from McGill University

For young men in
grade 9 / secondary 3 to grade 12 / CEGEP 1

$250 (financial assistance available if needed)

COVID-19: The public health measures for gatherings will be in effect during the activities.


Talks are meant to help participants see how their present actions will impact their future life in many ways. The talks intend to inspire the students to think of themselves as young men and encourage them to reflect on who they want to be. Examples of topics: friendship, generosity, study habits, preparing for university, reading, etc.


Together in a living room of Riverview, we have conversations about interesting topics. Life is not only about enjoying things or activities, but also about enjoying being with others. Around the table we laugh, we learn about what others are up to, we make plans for the future.


Mentors are available to chat with the participants periodically. These one-on-one sessions allow the participant to discuss topics that are relevant for him, such as life at school, study, friendships, summer jobs, university applications or topics that were covered during talks. Over time, the monitors get to know each attendee better and are able to give him advice tailored to his needs.

Meditations (optional)

Meditations are moments of conversation with Our Lord, guided by the chaplain of the residence. They last 20 minutes, and are aimed at helping and teaching the students how to pray. Participation in this activity is optional.

Speaker Series

These are informal fireside chats with guests sharing their experience in their field of work, or their knowledge on a relevant issue. For example, last year, we hosted professionals involved in politics, law enforcement, academia, journalism, engineering and global affairs, among others.

Riverview Study Centre

Riverview serves the needs of young men in Montreal since 1968. Its programs foster the balanced development of high school, CEGEP and university students by helping them to become competent, generous and responsible men committed to contributing to the common good of society. Personal excellence, good work and study habits, professional ambition are encouraged in the context of spirit of service, dedication to the family, openness to those in need and love of personal freedom and responsibility. The activities of formation at Riverview are entrusted to the Prelature of Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church that helps men and women seek sanctity in they everyday lives.