Organismes membres

Centre de ressources pour personnes judiciarisées inc. (ou Centre de main-d’œuvre OPEX)

In 1973, inmates of Cowansville penitentiary were met by the founder of the service, Mr. Normand Guay. Ils lui ont alors manifesté le désir qu’à leur sortie de prison, ils puissent avoir l’aide nécessaire pour obtenir un emploi car c’est souvent ça qui fait la différence entre rester dehors ou retourner en dedans, disaient-ils. The service was therefore created in December 1973.

Our Services

  • OPEX


    The Center aims to increase and develop the employability of clients in order to facilitate their integration or reintegration into the labor market. It offers a professional service made up of competent staff for judicialized adults. The key element of the service is defined mainly by the availability of its stakeholders to assist and support the client in their process of integration into employment. Finally, the expertise developed over nearly 30 years makes Opex the privileged link for consultation between judicial bodies and the world of work and training.


    • Individual employment counseling
    • Group session: Preparatory training for employment
    • Resume writing service
    • Easy access to Emploi Québec services and measures
    • Job counters
    • Placement service
    • Support and coaching provided to clients and employers
    • Orientation tests
    • Referral to other services for school assessment, obtaining skills cards, developing entrepreneurship projects and dealing with drug addiction issues


    Anyone (male or female) who is 18 years of age or over, has a criminal record and has difficulty obtaining and keeping a job.

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  • OPEX Sherbrooke / Asbestos / Windsor

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  • OPEX Cowansville

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  • OPEX Drummondville

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  • OPEX Granby

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  • OPEX Magog / Stanstead / Coaticook / East-Angus / Cookshire

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  • OPEX St-Jean-sur-Richelieu / Marieville / St-Césaire / Beloeil / Chambly / Saint-Amable

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    • 106, rue Saint-Charles, bureau 10,
      Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC) J3B 2C1

    • Tel: 450 741-3217