Children’s Centre “Mechta” is the only educational establishment of this kind that has a Charity Foundation “Children are our Future”. This allows us to offer an extra free tutoring lesson (math, physics, chemistry or biology) to our senior secondary level students that helps them with college entrance exams.

Thanks to the Foundation we have a free choir for all the students of the Centre, free Theatre and Dance Studios for the middle and secondary level students.
We offer extra free tutoring math and English lessons every week for students preparing for entrance exams to private schools or École Internationale.

The missions of the Center are to preserve the Russian culture and language in local communities, develop curiosity, teach responsibility, provide tools for integrating into a culturally-diverse society while maintaining one’s own cultural identity, cultivating respect and embracing Canadian and Quebec cultural and historical traditions.

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Учредители Центра — Ситникова Татьяна, Кононова Татьяна и Сиднева Алла

«И если я живу на свете,

То только лишь из-за МЕЧТЫ»



The Children’s Centre Mechta was founded in February 2001 as a non-profit organization for children and adolescents ages 1.5 to 17.

In March of 2006 Revenue Canada granted the Centre “Mechta “a non-profit organization status that allows to receive charitable donations.

The founders of the Centre “Mechta” are Tatiana Sitnikova, Tatiana Kononova, and Alla Sidnjova. All three of them are head teachers at the Centre. They have a lot of experience in the field of education and gladly share their experiences with other teachers. They have successfully assembled a united and solid team that helps to preserve Russian culture and Russian traditions in Canada.

After almost 20 years of fruitful work the Centre has been able to develop and maintain its own traditions: celebrating Christmas and International Women’s Day, recitals by students of the music studio, end of school year shows put on by the theater studio, student Olympiads, art studio drawing exhibitions, and charity fundraisers “Children are our future”.