Here are the press releases received by L'École branchée in connection with Hooked on School Days, which take place from February 15 to 19, 2016! Others will be added as they are received in our mailbox.
Hooked on School Days kick off - A graduation rate on the rise in Montreal, thanks to thousands of school perseverance superheroes.
MONTREAL, Feb. 2016 / CNW Telbec / - On the occasion of the Journées de la persévérance scolaire (JPS), Montreal Success Network wishes to highlight the role played by thousands of school perseverance superheroes in increasing the graduation rate in Montreal .
A rising graduation rate and a falling dropout rate
“If the graduation rate in Montreal has gone from 67.7% in 2009 to 76% in 2014, it is thanks to parents, teachers, educators, school administrators, stakeholders, business people and elected officials who have all been heroes of school perseverance and who have, through their commitment, makes a difference, ”says Andrée Mayer-Périard, Executive Director of Montreal Success Network.
We also note an improvement in observing the evolution of the school dropout rate of young Montrealers, which is declining. “In 2009, nearly one in four young people dropped out before obtaining a first diploma. In 2013, we are talking about one in five young people. It is still too much, but it is a big improvement! Young people are the first heroes of their perseverance, and this must be emphasized, ”continues Ms. Mayer-Périard.
For these improvements to continue, Montreal Success Network reminds us that it is important to act early and together.
Heroes who mark. For life.
The kick-off of the JPS, which brought together over 150 actors from all walks of life at James Lyng High School, was an opportunity to highlight the positive contribution of heroes to school perseverance, by putting faces on those which inspired young drop-outs, members of the JPS Montreal Squad.
Simon met his hero when he was 15. At the launch, he addressed him with these words: “Eddy, I remember when I told you about my video games, especially a certain game that I played every day. There is something you told me that I will always remember: "Before level up your character in your game, level up the Simon in real life ”. I would like to thank you, not just for what you have done for me, but for what you have done and what you are still doing for all the young people who come to see you at your office. You are a really good person and you are an example to follow. "
To Manel, it is the patience, courage and determination of her heroine that inspired her. “The day that I will never forget is the day I register for CEGEP. Even though she was 7 or 8 months pregnant, she came with me. We left on the last day of registration at 10 a.m. and I had until noon to register. […] I was a little discouraged because when I arrived, I was told that the program was very limited, that I was missing a paper to register and that I had an hour to pick it up. My heroine said to me "Let's go right now" and she came with me a second time. We managed to arrive in time to submit the case. "
Let's celebrate all of our heroes!
This year again, during the JPS, school perseverance is the backdrop for hundreds of activities held by just as many Montreal organizations, from all walks of life. Several of them are inspired by the 2016 theme “Be a hero of school perseverance! " and will underline this week the importance of heroes for young people and for the whole community.
“We all have a hero, a heroine. During the JPS, make them known on social media, by accompanying your publications with the hashtag #JPS2016. But most importantly, if you can, take a few minutes and call them up, let them know that they are your heroes. This is the most important ”concludes Ms. Mayer-Périard.
The Hooked on School Days, from February 15 to 19, 2016
Surrounded by their loved ones and by professionals who support them on a daily basis, young people make efforts every day. By offering a moment to unite voices, the JPS constitutes a privileged occasion to collectively underline this need to engage with our young people and to encourage them in their efforts towards success. They also recall the importance of perseverance in school for Montreal society and celebrate the essential work of all those who support our young people in the development of their full potential.
The 2016 Montreal JPS are made possible thanks to the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation and the five school boards on the island of Montreal, with the help of Avenir d'enfants and the Desjardins Foundation.
To find out all about the JPS in Montreal, visit the www.jembarque.ca
About Montreal Success Network
With the support of the five school boards and its 28 regional members, Montreal Success Network mobilizes and catalyzes the living forces of Montreal in a concerted process leading to the implementation of actions promoting school perseverance, success and re-enrollment. In 2014 - 2015, as part of its support and accompaniment strategy for concerted local action, RRM collaborated in the development and implementation of 16 action plans, and supported the implementation of 165 initiatives with 49,184 children, students and parents, in 11 of Montreal's most sensitive neighborhoods.
It is with great enthusiasm that Montreal Success Network this year coordinates the 6th Montreal JPS.
SOURCE Montreal Success Network
Operation back to school 2016: strong mobilization of business people and teachers in favor of school perseverance
MONTREAL, Feb. 2016 / CNW Telbec / - As the Journées de la persévérance scolaire come to an end, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal is mobilizing the forces of the metropolis against dropping out of school by launching the 20e edition of Operation Back to School. From March 7 to April 30, speakers from the business community will give dozens of testimonials in high schools of French and English school boards in Montreal.
Operation Back to School has a dual stake: to encourage students to stay in school and to encourage business people to get actively involved in education. Over the past 19 editions, more than 4,000 businesswomen and men have shared their experience with nearly 150,000 high school students. These friendly meetings stimulate the determination and ambition of young people, who say they are motivated and ready to make the necessary efforts to achieve their professional goals.
“Our society is facing endemic school dropouts and without education there is no prosperity, social progress and innovation. In a changing world marked by an aging population and the emergence of disruptive technologies, the next generation will have to be trained and qualified more than ever. From 2013 to 2017, 330,000 jobs will need to be filled in the metropolitan region, including 68 % due to retirements. From 2013 to 2022, a third of the vacant positions will be filled by technical-level jobs requiring college training, ”said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal.
“Although we still have some way to go, there is improvement. The efforts are paying off. Concerted actions by schools, communities, governments and the private sector have produced tangible results. The school dropout rate thus fell from 3.8 % from 2009 to 2013 and the graduation rate increased from 67 % to 76 % during the same period ”, continued Mr. Leblanc.
“I call on all members of society - organizations, educational institutions, governments, businesses and individuals - to continue cooperative efforts to eradicate early school leaving. Let’s not fall asleep on our laurels. On the contrary, let's redouble our efforts to support students in their academic success, ”added Mr. Leblanc.
“Teachers and schools of course have their role to play, but they are not the only ones. Business people, for example, must get involved in concrete actions that will make a difference in the life of a young person, ”said Mr. Leblanc, who, appointed by the Montreal Success Network, is himself lent to the game by becoming a " school perseverance superhero ".
At the end of Operation Back to School, participating teachers can nominate a student who has distinguished himself through their efforts. Thanks to Operation Back to School ambassadors, scholarships of 1,500 $ will be awarded to students, selected by drawing lots. They will allow recipients to continue their studies in vocational, technical or university training.
For more information on Operation Back to School and how to participate, click here.
Operation back to school is being carried out thanks to the support of Montréal Relève and the participation of its Silver ambassadors: ArcelorMittal and EY. The Chamber also thanks its associative partners: Academos, Youth Fusion and Montreal Success Network.
The Chamber, which wishes to invest fully in the cause of school perseverance, has joined the Academos' coalition for school perseverance. This initiative brings together companies and organizations that prepare the next generation by supporting young people in obtaining their diploma.
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal has over 7,000 members. Its mission is to be the voice of the Montreal business community and to act for the prosperity of the metropolis. It is involved in key sectors of economic development by promoting a philosophy of action based on commitment, credibility, proactivity, collaboration and forward thinking. The Chamber also offers a range of specialized services to individuals and businesses of all sizes to support them in their growth here and internationally.
SOURCE Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
Hooked on School Days: February 15 to 19, 2016 - Will you be a school perseverance superhero?
MONTREAL, Feb. 2016 / CNW Telbec / - With a graduation rate of 77.7 %, Quebec is on the verge of reaching its goal of graduating 80 % of young people under 20 years of age by 2020. However, a recent Léger poll carried out for the Journées de la persévérance scolaire (JPS) tells us that 75 % of Quebecers think that school perseverance is not sufficiently valued.
Be a superhero
With the theme "Be a superhero: school perseverance is everyone's business", the Network of Regional Concertation Bodies on School Perseverance and Educational Success in Quebec (IRC), reiterates the importance that each of we can have in the school career of a young person and in the valuation of education by underlining the primordial role of all those who take actions beyond the traditional framework of their function. The ultimate goal: to create a surging wave of recognition for superheroes across Quebec.
This year, the IRCs are particularly soliciting elected officials and business people. They are important players in society and they must participate in the collective work of setting up environments favorable to perseverance and academic success.
Several personalities from the worlds of business, sport and politics have responded to the appeal launched by the IRCs. The headliners 2016 are numerous. In turn, they will pass the torch to their superhero. Among the best known, we find in particular:
- Camil Bouchard, psychologist, former professor and researcher at UQAM, former member of the National Assembly and author of the report A Quebec mad about its children;
- Joël Bouchard, owner, general manager and trainer of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada;
- Sophie Brochu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz Métro;
- Eric Forest, mayor of the City of Rimouski;
- Yannis Mallat, President and CEO of Ubisoft Montreal - Toronto.
For more information on superheroes, watch the capsule featuring them or to take up the torch yourself, visit the www.perseverancescolaire.com or join the wave on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #JPS2016.
Survey: interesting data
The Léger survey also reveals that 67 % of Quebecers believe that entrepreneurs have an important role to play in terms of school perseverance because they can promote academic success by, in particular, by putting in place measures to reconcile studies and work, measures that 33 % of Quebecers identify as one of the priorities to facilitate school perseverance.
In a smaller, but not insignificant, proportion, 57 % of respondents believe in the importance of the role of elected municipal officials because they have the power to implement policies that make education a fundamental pillar of our society.
Words from partners
"The mayor, the employer, the parent, the teacher, the school principal, the worker, the educator in daycare, the coach, everyone can play a decisive role in the life of a young person in order to encourage them to continue their school career, ”said Audrey McKinnon, national director, JPS 2016 campaign.
“We are very happy to see that the public is prioritizing the same issues as us. In fact, 46 % of Quebecers identify the promotion of education as a priority to promote school perseverance. Likewise, 32 % believe that reducing poverty and enhancing the role of teachers are essential to better support our young people in their academic efforts ”, continued Ms. Annie Grand-Mourcel, Director General, Partners for Educational Success in Schools. Laurentides on behalf of the IRC Network.
“Educational success is a pledge of poverty prevention and, ultimately, of social and economic prosperity for Quebec. Hooked on School Days are a time of the year when it is appropriate to remember how much we collectively and individually have a role to play in the success of thousands of young people and that it is played from an early age and throughout their career, until adulthood, ”underlined Mr. Claude Chagnon, President of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation.
The 2016 JPS could not take place without the support and collaboration of our main partner, the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, as well as our precious partners such as Avenir d'enfants, Fondation Desjardins and the education and community sectors, associations of municipalities and business people and civil society who responded to our call, as well as youth and community organizations.
About the Network of Regional Concertation Bodies
The 16 regional consultation bodies on school perseverance and educational success in Quebec (IRC), spread over 14 administrative regions of Quebec, are at the crossroads of actors working for the educational success of Quebec students. Their role is to ensure active and effective regional mobilization and to develop local partnerships to promote the conditions for educational success. Each mission and activity structure of the different IRCs is unique, which allows each of them to adapt to the specific challenges of the region it serves.
 Omnibus survey conducted by Léger from February 8 to 10, 2016 with a sample of 1,014 Quebecers aged 18 or over and able to speak French or English.
SOURCE Hooked on School Days (JPS)
Hooked on School Days 2016 - All Heroes!
MONTREAL, Feb. 2016 / CNW Telbec / - The Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec (RCJEQ) and its members are proud to be partners of Hooked on School Days 2016 (JPS2016) and wish to highlight the courage of all the young people who have trusted us for almost 20 years!
“Each time a young person agrees to visit his carrefour jeunesse-emploi (CJE) and embark on a personal process or a life project, he makes the decision to go ahead and leave his zone of comfort. He has taken an important step towards success and that is what makes him a true hero! »Emphasized the Director General of the RCJEQ, Mr. Alexandre Soulières.
To do this, the CJE teams set up original and motivating projects that meet the needs of young people in order to allow each of them to realize their full potential. The interveners work in a creative and innovative way in collaboration with the school environment and the community in order to build a safety net around the young people and to become complementary resource persons in their plan of success.
From February 15 to 19, activities organized by the CJEs as part of the JPS2016 are posted on the RCJEQ's web platform Hooked on School Days in the #CJE, the page Facebook as well as the account Twitter of the RCJEQ with the hashtag #JPS2016.
About the Hooked on School Days
The Hooked on School Days which are held this year under the theme "Be a superhero" are headed by the Regional consultation bodies (IRC) on school perseverance and educational success in Quebec as well as many partners.
About the Quebec network of youth-employment centers
The RCJEQ brings together, supports and represents youth employment centers in order to develop, promote and defend, with its members, orientations adapted to the needs of local communities, with a view to fostering the personal, social, economic and professional autonomy of young people. adults aged 16 to 35. The RCJEQ is financially supported by the Secrétariat à la jeunesse.
SOURCE Network of Carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec
Hooked on School Days, everyone's business!
MONTREAL, Feb. 15 2016 / CNW Telbec / - The CSN is proud to mark the Journées de la persévérance scolaire (JPS) in Quebec, which begins today and ends next Friday.
“For us, education is a priority and the academic success of our children must be at the heart of our concerns. This success depends not only on students and teachers, but also on parents, support staff and the community as a whole. Keeping our children mobilized and motivated to avoid dropping out of school is beneficial for everyone, ”emphasizes CSN Vice-President Véronique De Sève.
As the Hooked on School Days mention, everyone knows a hero or heroine who made a difference in their school career. We therefore invite the new Minister of Education to play his role of superhero so that our children can become educated, intelligent, competent and motivated citizens.
The government's contribution
Although the Quebec government remains a key player in school perseverance, we would like to see more willingness on its part to support it, rather than seeing it persisting in imposing budget cuts and structural reforms that will harm development. students.
“School boards have suffered cuts of over $ 1 billion over the past six years and the Minister is currently trying to force us to swallow Bill 86, which risks reducing student resources. In addition, many organizations fighting school dropouts in Quebec have seen their budgets greatly reduced since, in particular, the abolition of the regional conferences of elected officials (CRÉ), local development centers (CLD) and the Reunir Réussir program (R2 ) ”, Denounces Véronique De Sève.
The effects of dropping out of school would cost $ 1.9 billion annually: it is high time the government reinvested!
The Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN) is a trade union organization made up of nearly 2,000 unions and brings together more than 325,000 workers. Three of these eight federations are present in the school network and higher education: the Federation of Public Service Employees (FEESP-CSN), the Federation of Teachers of Quebec (FNEEQ-CSN) and the Federation professionals (FP-CSN).
Entrepreneurship to stimulate school perseverance
MONTREAL, Feb. 2016 / CNW Telbec / - While the education, socio-community and corporate communities are mobilizing to fight more against dropping out of school, the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM) is taking advantage of the Journées de la persévérance scolaire to underline the importance of giving more space to entrepreneurship in schools.
Entrepreneurial projects, particularly in underprivileged areas, can make all the difference in the educational career and self-confidence of struggling students, thus helping to increase their chances of persevering and pursuing higher education or vocational training.
“As a society, we have a responsibility to encourage our young people, the next generation of people, to persevere every day. For some of them, the so-called traditional path is simply not suitable and, often, it is by discovering their entrepreneurial spirit that they develop their motivation and their creativity ”declared Gabriel Bran Lopez, president of the JCCM.
Innovative and creative support
Aware of the needs of the next generation of entrepreneurs, the JCCM has set up a concerted entrepreneurship ecosystem that will give more resources to young entrepreneurs in the metropolis.
“We are determined to make a difference to increase the Montreal Entrepreneurial Index and enhance our culture of entrepreneurship. To do this, we are banking on our new partnership with the City of Montreal, but also on our many commitments to support the cause of school perseverance, ”added Gabriel Bran Lopez.
As a benchmark in talent development in Montreal, the JCCM has given itself the mandate to ensure that the next generations continue to think big. With this in mind, she has made numerous commitments to support school perseverance:
Since the announcement of the partnership with the City, the JCCM has been greatly involved in the OSEntreprendre Challenge (formerly called the Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest). This challenge not only makes it possible to promote and support business creators, but also to support emerging talent, through its student component which aims to promote entrepreneurship in primary and secondary schools.
Camp "I undertake my summer"
Starting next summer, the JCCM will implement the project it proposed as part of Je fais Mtl: the “J'entreprends mon été” Camp. This camp, which will be offered to a group of targeted young people, aims to awaken their entrepreneurial skills through the realization of projects and company visits. The involvement of businesses and young Montreal entrepreneurs is the key to the success of this program.
6 to 8 School perseverance
Hooked on School Days will be highlighted on February 17 at a 6 @ 8 that will bring together several players from the education and socio-community sectors (Jasmin Roy Foundation, Montreal School Board, Montreal Success Network, Regroupement Quebec community organizations in the fight against dropping out (ROCLD), school success, Youth Fusion, etc.) and young people aged 15 to 18 invited by these organizations. The event will take place in the Montreal School of Catering and Tourism Trades and aims to encourage members of the JCCM to get involved with young people in school perseverance.
6 to 8 for the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation which raised 2,600 $
It was with none other than PK Subban and Pierre Boivin that the JCCM mobilized, last December 17, for its last 6 @ 8 of 2015 aimed at highlighting and promoting the work of the Fondation des Canadiens in disadvantaged areas, by link with healthy lifestyles as well as the development and maintenance of children's physical skills.
A turning point dinner for Academos
On November 18, the next generation of Montreal businesses gathered for an evening for the benefit of Academos, an organization offering e-mentoring services for young people who are wondering about their career choice. In total, 2000 dollars were raised during this event.
About the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal (JCCM)
The Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM) is a group of young executives, professionals, entrepreneurs and self-employed workers aged 18 to 40. Founded in 1931, it now has nearly 1,600 members and around 150 volunteers, making it one of the largest networks of young business people in the world. Thanks to a variety of events organized each year, the JCCM is an essential place for the development of the next generation of businesses in Montreal. The JCCM relies on the support of four major partners who are committed to the next generation, namely BMO, Financial Group, Bell, Gaz Métro and the City of Montreal.
To learn more, visit the www.jccm.org
SOURCE Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal
Hooked on School Days - Michel Perron, FCSQ superhero
QUEBEC, Feb. 2016 / CNW Telbec / - The Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ) is proud to participate in the launch of the Hooked on School Days, which will be held from February 15 to 19, 2016 in all regions of Quebec, and to contribute to the influence of the event by responding to the call launched by the organizers to identify a superhero of perseverance. Michel Perron, professor in the human sciences department at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi and holder of the UQAC-Cégep de Jonquière Chair on living conditions, health & #233! ; and the aspirations of young people (VISAJ), is the superhero chosen by the FCSQ.
“He is the one who initiated the whole movement of school perseverance in Quebec. Through his research, he became interested in the living conditions of young people and their educational pathways and this was the spearhead of a great movement in Quebec. Thanks to him, more young people are succeeding in Quebec ”, declared the president of the FCSQ, in a video message.
Mme Bouchard recalls that several elected school officials, inspired by the work of Michel Perron, have been leaders in mobilizing partners in their community in favor of school perseverance.
The President of the FCSQ takes advantage of the Perseverance days to remind students that their success is important to us all because they are the future of society. It also invites school boards to participate in Hooked on School Days, in particular by identifying their superheroes.
The Federation of Quebec School Boards brings together the vast majority of French-language school boards in Quebec as well as the Commission scolaire du Littoral. School boards are local governments that ensure the academic success of more than one million students by providing educational services at the elementary, secondary, vocational training and adult levels. They also offer efficient and essential services, particularly in terms of human resources and material and financial resources. In addition, school boards are responsible for distributing resources equitably between their establishments and making safe school transportation accessible at all times.
SOURCE Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ)
Concertation Montréal supports Montreal Hooked on School Days
MONTREAL, Feb. 2016 / CNW Telbec / - Concertation Montréal (CMTL) is proud to partner with Montreal Success Network to support Montreal Hooked on School Days (JPS), which will be held from February 15 to 19. The 2016 edition marks the sixth participation of the Montreal region in this event which underlines the collective will to engage with young people and to support them in their efforts towards success. Hooked on School Days are a special time to publicize the reality of Montreal in terms of school perseverance. They also allow us to underline the commitment of all those who work for the academic success of young Montrealers! and Montrealers.
This year, the JPS are placed under the sign of " school perseverance hero ". Thus, everyone is invited to identify inspiring people who have made a difference around them. Their stories and their journeys are as many sources of inspiration for all.
To underline its commitment, CMTL's mission is to encourage its partners, and more particularly elected municipal officials, to become actively involved in this campaign. To this end, Madame Marie-Eve Brunet, president of Concertation Montréal, has been appointed ambassador of the 2016 campaign to elected municipal officials.
" It is with pleasure that I act as an ambassador for the 2016 campaign to elected officials in Montreal. I therefore invite each of them to contribute to the chains of recognition by identifying a heroine or a hero in his entourage, a person or an organization that stands out for his exemplary involvement in school perseverance, and to him / her. publicize on social networks under the aegis of #JPS2016. Of course, it is possible to nominate a young person because he is undoubtedly the hero of their perseverance! », Declares Marie-Eve Brunet, president of CMTL.
About Concertation Montréal
Concertation Montréal (CMTL )'s mission is to develop the region through consultation. To do this, it brings together socio-economic leaders and elected municipal officials from the Island of Montreal to initiate and support innovative and structuring regional initiatives. Concertation Montréal brings its expertise to various aspects such as knowledge and diversity, education and science, youth, governance and parity, the environment and healthy eating.
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The CPQ is partnering with the Journées de la persévérance scolaire, which will be celebrated from February 15 to 19
MONTREAL, Feb. 2016 / CNW Telbec / - The CPQ (Conseil du patronat du Québec) is proud to be associated with the Journées de la persévérance scolaire (JPS) which will be celebrated this year from February 15 to 19.
These days are an opportunity to mobilize all of Quebec around young people to talk to them about efforts, perseverance, the risks of dropping out of school and the advantages of a diploma. But it is also a matter of reminding the population that perseverance in school is everyone's business and that each young person needs daily encouragement.
“From elementary school to university, education is a pillar, because it is here that the future of our society is being built and where the thirst for learning and entrepreneurship must take root more deeply. By associating itself with the Journées de la persévérance scolaire, the CPQ therefore wishes to emphasize the importance of promoting educational success and the need to continue the fight against dropping out of school, ”said Yves-Thomas Dorval, President and CEO of the CPQ. "These are social values which are fundamental and which, moreover, represent crucial determinants of our collective prosperity".
As a partner of the JPS 2016, the CPQ is committed to highlighting the importance of academic perseverance through the network of its members and its various representations, as well as within the PROSPERITE.QUEBEC campaign, by promoting the initiatives in this area.
In addition, the CPQ wishes in particular to underline the particular involvement of the representatives of three of its member organizations, as School perseverance superheroes :
- Ms. Sophie Brochu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz Métro and member of the Board of Directors of the Chagnon Foundation;
- Ms. Catherine Harel-Bourdon, President of the Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM), for the Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ);
- Madame Suzanne Roy, Mayor of Sainte-Julie and President of the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ).
“School perseverance is everyone's business! Commit to the prosperity of Quebec, take part in the Hooked on School Days, visit the websites of PROSPERITE.QUEBEC and JPS 2016 », Concludes Yves-Thomas Dorval.
Bringing together several of the largest companies in Quebec, the Conseil du patronat du Québec also brings together the vast majority of sectoral employers 'associations, making it the only employers' confederation in Quebec. It directly and indirectly represents more than 75,000 employers of all sizes, both in the private and public sectors, with activities in Quebec.
SOURCE Quebec Employers Council