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Qualified staff
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Our day camps are run by a team of more than 400 qualified staff.

Quality care in a safe environment is one of the priorities of Ville de Gatineau day camps. Our team members attend a number of mandatory training sessions.

Facilitators and coordinators

First aid (Lifesaving Society)8 hours
Basic camp facilitator training10 hours
DAFA* (and pre-camp)40 hours

Coordination team

Risk management3 hours
Customer service3 hours
Human resource management3 hours
Day camp preparations40 hours

DAFA (diplôme d'aptitude aux fonctions d'animateur)

Since the summer of 2014, Ville de Gatineau day camp staff have been trained and certified under the DAFA camp facilitator training program.


  • Standard of quality and safety for camp facilitators
  • Certification recognized throughout Quebec
  • Acknowledgement of the role of facilitators
  • Accessible and complete training content prepared by expert facilitators (facilitation techniques, occupational safety, ethics, practicum, etc.)

For additional information about this program, visit

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 292,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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