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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Livres Sans Frontière

Students committed to facilitating learning among youth in countries of the Southern Hemisphere through books

At Hormisdas-Gamelin high school, throwing a book into the recycling bin or, God forbid, a garbage can is simply out of the question! The members of the Livres sans frontière project make sure that this never happens. Their project consists of collecting used books, which are then sorted, packaged and sent to the Cultures à partager foundation, which in turns ships them to schools and community centres in Benin, Madagascar and French Guiana, among other places, where students can use them to learn to read. Wastage of such a precious resource is thus avoided here at home and as a bonus, the project raises awareness in an entire community. It’s like killing three birds with one stone!


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Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

2016-01-01 Génial!
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Génial!

A student committed to encouraging her fellow students to see science as a fun and fascinating subject

When Cassandra Desroches heard about the “Grand Défi : Bâtir ma region” contest organized by her region’s Carrefour jeunesse-emploi, it immediately awakened her entrepreneurial spirit. In Secondary 4 at the time at Quatre-Vents high school in Bonaventure on the Gaspé Peninsula, she decided to use this opportunity to allow her fellow students to partake in a fun-filled scientific event that they would remember for years. The Génial! project, which was inspired by the television show of the same name broadcast on Télé-Québec, was held last April and was a huge success, prompting many students to say that they’d never thought science could be so much fun.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Côte-Nord

2016-06-03 La Fresque des trois valeurs

La Fresque des trois valeurs

Students committed to giving form to their school’s core values by creating a mural

Hospitality, courtesy and empathy. These are the three values that are close to the hearts of students and staff at Camille-Lavoie high school. And they serve as the backdrop for an ambitious project aimed at revitalizing the building’s social nerve centre: a one-of-a-kind colourful mural made using two- and three-dimensional mediums and created by three Secondary 5 students. As well as enlivening an area intended exclusively for students, this true masterpiece is a reminder for all of the school’s core educational principles. A valuable heritage that the three artists will be leaving behind at the end of the school year but that will perpetuate values that will continue to prosper within the walls of the school.


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Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

2016-05-27 Comité Sopar

Comité Sopar

Students committed to giving Indian people better access to drinking water by helping to fund the construction of wells

For the past five years, some thirty students at De Rochebelle high school have been proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that action can indeed be taken locally to help bring about change on the other side of the world. Through the Comité SOPAR (from “Société de partage” meaning a sharing society), every year they raise funds that are put towards building wells in rural and disadvantaged areas in southern India and giving entire villages better access to drinking water. Up to now, the students have funded the installation of approximately twenty wells and that’s only the beginning!


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Répercu-sons

Students committed to making instruments in order to introduce elementary students to music

Introducing elementary students to a little known musical instrument while learning carpentry and how to run a small business is the three-fold challenge that eight students in the carpentry program at Jean-Dolbeau high school’s Le Tournant pavilion have successfully pulled off. Prompted by their teacher, they rolled up their sleeves and starting making cajones, a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru played by slapping the faces to create different sounds. In only a few short months, they managed to make some thirty of these instruments, which they then donated to students at a local elementary school. In addition to making the youngsters happy, the budding carpenters were able to broaden their knowledge of the art as well as integrate different academic concepts such as arithmetic and taking measurements. A project with manifold positive effects!


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Brigade culinaire


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Montréal, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Laval and Montérégie

2016-05-27 Magasin du monde
MUTUAL AID, PEACE AND JUSTICE

Magasin du monde

Students committed to raising public awareness of responsible consumption and social inequality

In the society of abundance in which we live, we’ve lost our natural tendency to ask ourselves where the food on our table comes from. And raising awareness of the impact of our daily consumption is what’s at the very heart of the Magasin du monde project at École de la Magdeleine, which was initially set up by two students in 2011. In offering fair-trade products, for which producers are paid a fair price, Magasin du monde promotes responsible consumption as well as helping, through the profits it makes, to fund international development projects.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

2016-04-29 Colloque philo pour ados

Colloque philo pour ados

Students committed to providing a one-of-a-kind cultural, social and democratic experience

In the collective imagination, philosophy conjures up Socrates, Plato and college courses. At Les Etchemins high school however it is seen in a completely different light. In 2013, a group of students decided to set up the Colloque philo pour ados, a symposium aimed at bringing together young people with a passion for philosophical dialogue. The 3rd edition of the event, held on April 14 and 15, was attended by over 350 students from four different schools, including one in Belgium. Which just goes to show that the desire to have philosophical discussions favouring the development of critical thinking is going strong, both in Québec and elsewhere.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Montréal, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Laval and Montérégie

2016-04-29 Les jardins des patriotes

Les jardins des patriotes

Students committed to providing the Saint-Michel neighbourhood with a nurturing garden that will help improve the living conditions of local residents

“What would we do if we were no longer able to go to the supermarket?” This is the question almost word for word that teacher Karine Lévesque asked her students in the special education class and the job readiness training program at Louis-Joseph-Papineau high school at the beginning of the school year. “We’d produce our own food!” they all said in unison. And so this is what they decided to do when they developed their Les jardins des patriots project, a large urban vegetable garden that will be created on the school grounds this spring and will serve to promote food autonomy among the residents of Montreal’s Saint-Michel neighbourhood.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Parlement scolaire

Students committed to encouraging young people to get involved in democratic life at their school

Students at Sieur-de-Coulonge high school have established a student government that is surprisingly effective in engaging the school’s young people. Prime minister, deputy prime minister, ministers, deputy ministers and members, all the different roles are divided between students from Secondary 1 through 5 and together they help in drafting and submitting new “bills” at school, creating rallying activities, participating in their community’s decision-making process and communicating with different government bodies. The end result of this initiative? An ever-increasing sense of belonging and students who are increasingly engaged!


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Semaine québécoise de la déficience intellectuelle

Students committed to helping people with an intellectual disability to better integrate

Students and staff at L’Odyssée / Dominique-Racine high school are in direct contact with differences on a daily basis. This is due to the fact that nearly 60 students attend the Centre Ressources, a wing where teaching is adapted to the pace of students with special needs. These young people, who among other things face a physical handicap, autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability, share their daily lives with students in the “regular” program. Here, integration is a fundamental value, a way of live. And when Quebec’s Intellectual Disability Week comes along, the word “integration” is what it’s all about. It’s a time when numerous activities are organized to encourage young people not only to celebrate their differences, but also recognize their similarities. The weeklong event features sports activities, the sharing of experiences, artistic and entrepreneurial projects, social activities and so forth. In other words, countless opportunities to join together and better understand each another.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Montréal, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Laval and Montérégie

2016-04-01 Journée portes-ouvertes sur le PFAE

Journée portes-ouvertes sur le PFAE

Students committed to showing their full potential in order to increase the number of internships in companies

Everyone is pleased when they receive recognition for their work or their abilities. For students with dysphasia about to embark on a work-oriented training program, this type of recognition is often hard to get, both from their fellow students and from their immediate family and certain employers. Three years ago, a group of students at Horizon Jeunesse high school decided they’d had enough of constantly slipping under the radar and chose to take things into their own hands in order to promote their program and, more importantly, to assert themselves. And that is how the Portes ouvertes PFAE project came into being!


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Côte-Nord

2016-04-01 Dénonçons les publicités sexistes

Dénonçons les publicités sexistes

Students committed to reporting gender stereotypes in advertising

Is advertising sexist? Yes, even in this day and age. At least this is the sad observation made by four graduating students at Polyvalente de Normandin. And that was all it took to prompt them to embrace the cause of women and follow various channels for raising awareness and fighting the use of gender stereotypes in advertising: an information booth, the distribution of information material, a petition… Their initiative rapidly gained ground and made it all the way to Mr. Philippe Couillard himself. Their goal? To reverse the trend and bring about change by encouraging those around them to become better informed and more aware.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Club des Alliés

Students committed to joining forces to break down the isolation and fight homophobia

Adolescence is a pivotal period so you can just imagine how hard it can be when teenagers are also questioning their sexual orientation. In order to break down the isolation, but also with the goal of helping to change people’s attitudes about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, four years ago a group of students at Grande-Rivière high school established the Club des Alliés. The students meet on a regular basis to discuss their questions and concerns in an open-minded and non-judgemental environment. Every year, they also organize the Week against Homophobia, an event that allows hundreds of students to show their solidarity with LGBT people.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

2016-04-01 Brigade iPad

Brigade iPad

Students committed to becoming a benchmark in the use of iPad tablets, both at their school and in the community

For the past few years, the Centre de formation en entreprise et récupération (CFER) in Bellechasse has been supplementing its educational practices with the use of iPads in the classroom. And there’s one for each student. After noticing that several of them quickly managed to master their new educational tool better than the teachers themselves, a group of staff members, with the help of some fifteen volunteer students, came up with the idea of establishing the Brigade iPad. The team’s mission: to help the slower learners, offer teachers customized training and visit the classrooms of younger students to share their technical skills.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Montréal, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Laval and Montérégie

2016-03-04 La seconde vie

La seconde vie

Students committed to promoting, among a thousand people, the importance of adopting environmentally responsible behaviours

Everyone knows that in order to change deeply rooted habits, the right messages must be repeated time and time again. This is the approach that some twenty students at L’Odyssée-des-Jeunes high school in Laval decided to adopt in order to make the entire student body at their school aware of the need to adopt more eco-friendly practices. And it is through their La seconde vie science fair that they hope to encourage thought and build a true commitment to the 4 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover).


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Côte-Nord

2016-03-04 Recueil de services et de ressources

Recueil de services et de ressources

A project committed to empowering families dealing with a childhood cancer

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it causes upheaval in the daily lives of every family member. This is why Marie Parizeault at Charles-Gravel high school decided to carry out a truly original initiative in her region: she developed a compendium of the available resources and services for families with a child diagnosed with cancer. Psychologists, cancer information and support organizations, transportation, homework assistance, babysitting… it has it all! A 44-page practical tool that will definitely make life a bit easier for families dealing with the disease.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Troupe Orion

Students committed to producing, from A to Z, an annual school play

The Troupe Orion at Louis-Joseph-Papineau high school is made up of students from every year who join forces to produce the annual school play. Above and beyond the joy of acting, these students form a genuine small business, handling all production aspects from the lighting to costumes, as well as securing sponsors, organizing rehearsals and selling tickets. The members of the troupe share a true sense of belonging and put their heart and soul into staging a quality performance year after year.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

2016-03-04 Les joyeux fabricants

Les joyeux fabricants

Students committed to using crafts to bring joy to others and foster personal motivation

By setting up a small student enterprise called Les joyeux fabricants, students with special needs at Cabano high school succeeded in transforming a purely altruistic gesture into a flourishing entrepreneurial project. Motivated initially by one student’s idea of making Christmas cards for socially isolated elderly people, Les joyeux fabricants now offers a wide range of festive and decorative products created entirely from recovered materials, which are all meeting with increasing success in the Cabano community and, they hope, will be just as popular elsewhere.


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AWARD RECIPIENTSCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Montréal, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Laval and Montérégie

2016-02-05 Bagages

Bagages

Immigrant students committed to taking to the stage to share their trials and tribulations regarding their integration into Québec society

When a wall has been erected between two realities that coexist, it’s important to find a way of knocking down that wall. With their Bagages project, teachers at Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d’Outremont high school invited students in the reception class, that is to say teenagers who have recently arrived in Québec, to use the performing arts to share the pivotal moments in their immigration process and in doing so help bring down a wall built on ignorance or the lack of understanding of others. A project with tangible social benefits, which this year will take form with the production of a documentary.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Soccer au coeur

Students committed to setting up an indoor soccer team to share their love of the game

Three years ago, students at Sacré-Cœur school joined together to form an indoor soccer team with the goal of sharing their passion for the sport. A second team was subsequently set up and now more than twenty students at the school, girls and boys from Secondary 1 through 4, can enjoy one of their favourite sports while fostering team spirit and a sense of belonging as well as participating in competitions hosted by the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec. Passion, fun and team spirit are the three words that perfectly sum up the Soccer au cœur project, a project that goes well beyond the game of soccer.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Côte-Nord

2016-02-05 La gang des petits déjeuners

La gang des petits déjeuners

Students committed to making breakfast for their fellow students so they can get their day off to a good start

A hungry stomach has no ears. Many students at Grandes-Marées high school have grasped the true meaning of this proverb thanks to a brilliant initiative. After realizing that certain students were showing up at school on an empty stomach, the fifteen students in the labour market training program decided to establish the winning conditions that would enable everyone to start their day off on the right foot. What the “Breakfast Gang” does on seven days out of a nine-day cycle is make toast and serve breakfast for students who request it. Result: their classmates are better predisposed to attend classes and can now concentrate more and it is clear that they are reaping the benefits of the project.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

2016-02-05 Semer, pousser, s'envoler!

Semer, pousser, s'envoler!

Students committed to changing the face of their living environment one plant at a time

Coming up with loads of green ideas is good, but making them happen is even better! This is the challenge that the members of the BGS (Brundtland Green School) committee at Jean-de-Brébeuf high school decided to take up when they founded the “Semer, pousser, s’envoler” project in the winter of 2014. Growing vegetables on the school’s rooftop, making the area surrounding the school greener and even helping support the return of monarch butterflies to the neighbourhood are all objectives that have kept the dozen dedicated project members busy in their free time.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Montréal, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Laval and Montérégie

2016-01-08 DLRtv

DLRtv

Students committed to promoting the dynamism of their school through creative television

In 2011, when École de la Rive high school in Lavaltrie acquired professional television production equipment that would serve to introduce students to this particular media, it was seen as a unique opportunity to create a whole new identity for the school. Today, thanks to the boundless commitment of Michel Tremblay, a history and contemporary world teacher, and a number of students, DLRtv has become quite a phenomenon in the region. With more than 200 productions under its belt, the student television studio is very much in demand and has helped enhance the school’s image.


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