Forces AVENIR aims to recognize, honor, and promote the commitment of students and employees in projects that contribute to the development of socially conscious, responsible, active, and persevering citizens who are both dedicated to their community and open to the world.
Every year across Quebec, the program will award up to $60,000 in grants in various categories:
Student Project Categories:
Art, Literature and Culture – Project pertaining to the performing arts, visual arts, cinema, arts and crafts, literature, architecture, design or heritage.
Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice – Project aimed at promoting community service, humanitarian, cooperation, social inclusion and open-mindedness, the respect of human rights or the establishment and promotion of a just society.
Entrepreneurship, Business and Social Economy – Project relating to economic growth or to the creation, expansion or recovery of a business venture.
Environment – Project focusing on the environment, be it in the area of sustainable development, environmental protection, recycling, reuse, recuperation, natural resources or environmental education.
Health and Healthy Living – Project linked to health awareness and prevention, research, or improving public health in fields or aspects of life such as physical activity and fitness, mental health, nursing, diet and medicine.
Science and Technology – Project of a scientific or technological nature which involves research, experimentation or popularization and/or seeks to improve or foster innovation in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or computer science.
Society, Communications and Education – Project of a social nature linked to communications, education or political action, which addresses social issues or public concerns.
Committed Personality – The Committed Student category recognizes a student who has distinguished themselves through a balance of academic, personal and social achievements, as well as by their leadership, the concrete impact of their commitment and consistency in all the specified criteria throughout their studies.
Persevering Personality – The Persevering Student category recognizes a student who has made efforts and developed strategies throughout their life to overcome difficulties, boost their motivation and experience success.
Committed Staff Member – The Committed Staff Member category recognizes an employee who, outside the context of a course or research program, is involved with students who are engaged in community actions, here or elsewhere in the world. Or a member of staff whose engagement has had an impact on the educational institution’s mission and the development of more socially conscious, responsible, active and persevering citizens. While fulfilling their professional responsibilities and maintaining a good life-work balance, the recipient has distinguished themselves by their desire to get involved, among both students and community members.
To nominate yourself or someone else for recognition in one of the categories listed above use the link found on omnivox.
The nomination deadline is Friday February 17, 2023 at 11:59pm.
If you have any questions, you can MIO Kristen Whitelaw.