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Youth Digital Literacy Recognition Award 2021

Press release - The Youth Digital Literacy Recognition Award rewards initiatives that aim to equip and educate young Quebecers about digital skills. Three projects won an award and a mention was given to a young company offering an educational technological solution. Discover them.

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Press release - The Youth Digital Literacy Recognition Awards Ceremony took place during the event MTL connects: Montreal Digital Week, last October 15. On this occasion, the representatives of the winning organizations came to testify about their initiatives to equip and make young Quebecers aware of digital skills. 

Three projects won an award and a mention was given to a young company offering an educational technological solution.

FabLab Onaki - First Peoples Innovation Center. ✭ Grand jury prize (received by Alexandre Bacon, co-founder of the First Peoples Innovation Center and secretary of the organization's Board of Directors)

Awarded for the project with the most points in total.

This winner wins a report written by the École branchée team and a month-long banner on our Web news feed.


Alloprof ✭ Innovation Award (received by Sandrine Faust, general director of Alloprof)

Awarded to a project which stands out for its innovative character and which has won the most points for the criteria "originality" and "solutions for reaching young people in the context of a pandemic".

This winner wins a 3-year subscription to Antidote Web bilingual for 10 users offered by Druide informatique.


Technovation Montreal ✭ Inspiration Award (received by Stéphanie Jecrois, Director and co-founder of Technovation Montreal)

This prize is awarded to the project which has demonstrated a strong impact on the youth audience and which has won the most points for the “quality of achievements” and “impact” criteria.

This winner receives a business mentorship from Desjardins Caisse des Technologies de l'Information for a period of 6 months.


EdLive. ✭ Special mention from the jury for a young company offering an educational technological solution.

The company is awarded free exhibitor access with a virtual kiosk by Digital Spring for the 2022 edition of MTL connect: digital week in Montreal.


Categories and criteria

The digital literacy projects selected are deployed along three axes: Education, Citizenship and Culture.

The applications were evaluated by the jury according to these criteria:

  • Have demonstrated the originality of the project;
  • Have demonstrated quality of achievements;
  • Have demonstrated the benefits of the projects;
  • Have demonstrated solutions to reach young people in times of pandemic.

21 finalists to discover

Guillaume Aniorté, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Printemps numérique, an organization that oversees Youth Digital Literacy Recognition Award, was present to congratulate the twenty-one participating companies, institutions and organizations for their commitment to youth:

It is thanks to all these actors who train our young people in digital technology and who equip their communities that they will become enlightened citizens and that they will have easier access to the careers of the future. ".

The Digital Spring invites the public to learn about the finalist projects:

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