BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- RONA, (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), Canada's largest home improvement center, opened the woodworking RONA FabShop in Montreal in collaboration with Bois Urbain. It's the second locatin, following one opened earlier in Vancouver.

Wood FabShop Opened by Bois Urbain, RONAIntended to help young people with difficulties integrating into society, RONA FabShop by Bois Urbain (the organization's name means "Urban Wood,") the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to exercise a trade in woodworking. The vocational training acquired at the FabShop is recognized by the Programme d'apprentissage en milieu de travail (PAMT), Emploi-Quebec's workplace apprenticeship program.

RONA, comparable to Home Depot or Lowe's in the U.S., supports the RONA Foundation, which has been establishing a nationwide network of RONA FabShops to help young people who are struggling to take their place in the job market and society. The FabShop in Montreal is the second such project to open its doors, the first being in Vancouver.

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