Wanted: inspiring projects in education for sustainable development

The Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation is launching the Projects of Hope competition, which aims to publicize promising projects in education for sustainable development.

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The Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation launches the competition Hope projects, which aims to publicize promising projects in education for sustainable development.

This competition is open to all educational establishments in Quebec, from early childhood to university. Applications (maximum of one project per school) should be sent to the Foundation before June 30, 2016. The jury committee is chaired by Ms. Laure Waridel, Executive Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Research in Operationalization of Sustainable Development

The members of the jury will select the projects on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Consistency with the values dear to Monique Fitz-Back : hope, confidence in youth, solidarity, pacifism, democracy and ecology.
  2. Sustainability and sustainability: we are looking for projects carried out in the last five years. It can be a project that is repeated every year, a project whose impact has been felt for a few years or a project with promises of sustainability.
  3. Level of involvement necessary for its achievement: we are looking for projects whose implementation required the involvement of several stakeholders in the establishment. The place occupied by young people in the realization of the project will be decisive.
  4. The impact: we are looking for projects that have had a positive impact on the life of the establishment and on that of young people, and even of the community where the establishment is located.



The objectives of the competition Hope projects are to recognize the most inspiring projects in education for sustainable development carried out in Quebec over the past five years and to generate, by example, a enthusiasm for the realization of such projects.



- Preschool education, including early childhood centers, family daycare centers and kindergartens: three finalists and one winner

- Primary education: nine finalists and three winners

- Secondary education: six finalists and two winners

- Vocational training and adult education: three finalists and one winner

- College level: three finalists and one winner

- University level: three finalists and one winner


Representatives of the institutions carrying the 27 finalist projects will be invited to the Foundation's “Ten Years of Stimulating Commitment and Maintaining Hope” Gala in October 2016. The Foundation will unveil the 9 winning projects as well as the “coup de heart ”of the public. The winning establishments will receive, in addition to seeing their project promoted in several media, a grant of 300 $ as well as an honorary plaque.


Source: press release

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