The laboratory favours an anti-oppressive partnership approach. The principles of this approach are as follows:

  • A desire for social transformation and empowerment for participants
  • The participation of all stakeholders in the development and implementation of projects
  • The recognition of all types of knowledge
  • The co-construction of knowledge
  • The appropriation of knowledge by all

Research Programs


This action-research program explores instructor training in the context of sports adventures.

Field experience is the basis on which theoretical work is carried out, with the goal of disseminating findings. A qualitative approach, participant observation and semi-structured interviews are used

Carte blanche

“Carte blanche” provides an opportunity to explore atypical projects related to sports and the outdoors, with the goal of promoting human development.

For more information on the DesÉquilibres laboratory:

Luc Parlavecchio

819 612-1664