Organisations not directly involved with youth

Activity ideas for organizations that do not work directly with youth


Use the on-line form to register your activity on the HSD calendar.

By sharing your ideas and expertise, you will inspire other organizations to follow suit in taking concrete action to encourage young people.


Promote the movement among your colleagues: Encourage a young person you know on the Wall of Encouragement

During Hooked on School Days, suggest to your colleagues that they do something tangible by using the Wall of Encouragement to leave a note of support for a young person they know.

Montreal Hooked on School


> Business and perseverance

“Meeting with Ubisoft to discuss their CODEX project, an initiative we believe in. This is the perfect time to get together over a meal to discuss and share ideas about school perseverance with business people in the east end of Montreal.”

Chambre de commerce de l'Est de Montréal, HSD 2016


> Business seminar: Perseverance is profitable at every level

“2016 school perseverance meeting for the business sector, with Montreal school perseverance experts. A unique chance to get involved in the fight against the dropout problem, understand the priorities and issues of this broad societal issue, and learn about how to help our youth do better in school. The 2016 panellists are: Daphné Mailloux-Rousseau, executive director of L'Ancre des jeunes; Luc Mantha, director of the Lachine Pathways to Education program; and Gabrielle-Anne Thibault, lead councillor for mentors at Academos.”

Chambre de commerce du sud-Ouest de Montréal, HSD 2016


> School perseverance and entrepreneurship go hand in hand: a conversation with economic affairs journalist René Vézina

“Presented as part of Hooked on School Days 2016, the purpose of this seminar is to highlight the importance of the social aspects of business. Participants are invited to discuss the topic with Mr. Vézina. Participants include Janie Thélémaque, treasurer of the Fonds 1804; and Grégory Excellent, president of Capital Plus. The event is presented in partnership with Filaction and Groupe 3737.

Fonds 1804 pour la persévérance scolaire, HSD 2016


> Board meeting in HSD colours

The Concertation Montréal board of directors will meet on February 18 to hand out green-and-white ribbons to our board members and encourage them to take part in HSD activities.

Concertation Montréal, HSD 2016 


> Wearing the ribbon

“Staff will wear the ribbon and HSD posters will be presented to the public.”

Groupe RHR, HSD 2016


> Recognition cocktail

“In partnership with the BDC, Pathways to Education is holding a cocktail party to recognize and thank donors and partners for helping to create a better future for youth. On the menu: a meeting with graduates and distribution of the HSD ribbon. An excellent occasion to assemble leaders of the cause and the business community.”

Pathways to Education, HSD 2016


> Inauguration of the new Revdec location

“On February 17, the Revdec team will be thrilled and proud to inaugurate its new location to work with youth experiencing difficulty at school and dropouts aged 12 to 16.”

Revdec, HSD 2016


Company open house

"Invite groups of young students to tour your company. Before each tour, have employees explain the various jobs carried out at your company, with an emphasis on the training needed to do these jobs."

Comité régional pour la valorisation de l'éducation


> Raising awareness of our school perseverance network

“Send emails, personalized letters and ribbons to staff, multi-network partners, and members (socioeconomic leaders and elected officials) of the CRÉ de Montréal in order to raise awareness of the cause of school perseverance and encourage them to show their support during HSD by wearing the green-and-white ribbon.”

Conférence régionale des Élus de Montréal, HSD 2014


> Distribution of ribbons

“We will hand out ribbons to education students at the Annual General Meeting.”

Association générale des étudiantes et étudiants en éducation de l'Université de Montréal, HSD 2014


> Wearing ribbons in our store

“Like every year, all employees in our Beaumont St. store will celebrate the week of school perseverance by wearing the ribbon.”

Brault & Bouthillier, HSD 2014


> Large-format HSD ads in Lachine

“We will place large digital displays with Hooked on School Days ads at four strategic locations in the borough of Lachine. The goal is to raise public awareness and promote HSD."

Comité scolarisation Lachine, HSD 2014


> Giant perseverance ribbon

“We will build (in one of our schools) and display a giant school perseverance ribbon on the wall at the school board. We hope to encourage all of our students to persevere at school and to show that school perseverance is an issue that concerns us all.”

Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île, HSD 2014


> School perseverance happy hour

“The Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal will hold a happy hour (6 to 8) to raise awareness among young members and professionals of the cause of school perseverance.”

Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal, HSD 2014 


> Accounts by our youth workers

“We will publish inspiring and striking stories related to school perseverance on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Staff working with youth will recount stories that they feel show a major change among young people.”

The YMCAs of Québec, HSD 2014


> Luncheon-meeting and wearing the school perseverance ribbon

“Centraide employees are invited to attend a luncheon-meeting with a community worker to share and discuss successful approaches and methods of promoting school perseverance. They are also invited to proudly wear the perseverance ribbon to show their support for young people in their efforts to succeed at school.”

Centraide of Greater Montreal, HSD 2014


> Promotion of Hooked on School Days 

"In order to promote Hooked on School Days (HSD), you could decide to include a promotional banner for the event in the email signatures of your employees and display the HSD logo and URL on your company website. Small actions can make a big difference."

Montreal Hooked on School


> School perseverance breakfast

“Our entire staff will help to serve breakfast to our active members and our community and institutional partners. At the event, on Monday, February 10, we will present our school perseverance posters, created by our 3rd-cycle primary students and Je réussis staff.”

Je réussis, HSD 2014


> Breakfast to raise awareness of the dropout issue and the mission of Passeport pour ma réussite

“We will organize a breakfast to raise awareness of the dropout issue and to inform guests about the mission and results of the Passeport pour ma réussite program and about different ways to get involved with underprivileged youth, who are more at risk of dropping out.”

Passeport pour ma réussite Québec, HSD 2014


A reminder that education pays off

"Insert a personalized card of encouragement in the pay envelope of your employees who are still going to school."

Comité régional pour la valorisation de l'éducation


> Send notes of encouragement to a local school

Suggest to your colleagues that they write notes of encouragement to students at a school in your neighbourhood. During HSD, send these notes to the school administration so they can be displayed and show that the entire community takes their success to heart.

Montreal Hooked on School


> Wear the school perseverance ribbon

Proudly wear the school perseverance ribbon as a symbol of your commitment to support young people in their efforts to succeed at school. You can order ribbons by filling out the online form.

Montreal Hooked on School


> Messages of encouragement

''Parents taking francization classes write messages to their children encouraging them to persevere in their studies.''

CÉA Outremont, HSD 2013


> Re-engaging with school

''Description by two workers at the Commission scolaire de Montréal of what their respective establishments are doing to encourage youth to re-engage with school.''

Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain-CSN, HSD 2013


> Promotion of Hooked on School Days

''Placed the Hooked on School Days logo on our website  ''

Jeunesse en Action, HSD 2013


> A word from the director of public health

''The director of public health for the Montréal health and social services agency (Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal), Dr. Richard Massé, will promote Hooked on School Days on the agency’s website and social media accounts, reminding us that the dropout problem is an important determinant in social health inequality. ''

Direction de santé publique de l'Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, HSD 2013


> Together at School with CN and the Alouettes 

''Together at School with CN and the Alouettes is a community outreach program supporting elementary and high school students in the greater Montreal area. The program's main goal is to encourage kids to stay in school while focusing on a wide array of challenges that students face today.''

Alouettes de Montréal, HSD 2013


> Promote Hooked on School Days

''Employees in Montreal’s public services department will wear the HSD ribbon. The poster will be displayed in various centres around the borough.''

Ville de Montréal, borough of Verdun, HSD 2013


> Note about HSD in a newsletter

'' Newsletter sent to all partners of Centraide of Greater Montreal (donors, organizations, volunteers, partners, etc.). ''

Centraide, HSD 2013


> Knowledge Café

''The directors of several adult education centres in the Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) will meet with CSSS managers on the CSDM territory to discuss the following questions: Do current mechanisms provide adequate guidance for troubled youth? What are the existing relevant initiatives between the two networks? What are possible avenues of improvement? ''

Engagement jeunesse Montréal, HSD 2013


> Mentor a young person

Love your job and want to share your experience with young people exploring career paths? Many establishments and organizations provide mentoring opportunities that let you convey your knowledge and experience.

Montreal Hooked on School


> Équi-T-É certification

Become Équi-T-É certified to foster attitudes and behaviours in your business that promote school perseverance, success and graduation among students who attend recognized teaching institutions while holding down paid jobs.

Équi T- É Montréal


> Organize a business award gala

The borough Hochelaga-Maisonneuve organizes an award gala to recognize business people who offer internships for young people in the borough. The goal of the event is to encourage greater involvement of the business community in the success of local students at school.

Comité en persévérance scolaire d'Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, HSD 2012


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