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The business sector – committed to helping young people stay in school

Every year, all year long, many businesses take tangible action to encourage Montréal youth to stay in school.

But for HSD 2019, the business community has come out in force, and we are pleased to highlight several of their accomplishments this year.


Conseil du patronat du Québec  - United for school perseverance

Seven directors of sector-based and/or business associations talked about their vision of school perseverance and its importance. Click the image below to view the article (in French).




The Conseil du patronat also issued a press release: Les Journées de la persévérance scolaire : tous doivent s’impliquer. (in French)


Développement économique Saint-Laurent – Partnership with the CSMB

For HSD, Développement économique Saint-Laurent (DESTL) proudly announced on social media that it is building on its partnership with the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys, along with two actions that businesses can take to support youth success. On December 5, 2018, DESTL took part in a networking cocktail event between the educational and business sectors, aimed at promoting school-business partnerships.



Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal – Talk on actions to promote school perseverance

For the fourth consecutive year, the Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal took part in HSD to gather stakeholders from the educational and business sectors for a luncheon talk where guests could discuss the issue of school perseverance.



 Montréal Relève – inspiring gestures

All week long, Montréal Relève took advantage of HSD to shine a spotlight on organizations that work with youth and inspire the next generation. Through personal accounts and calls to action, Montréal Relève took the lead all week long in celebrating HSD 2019. Check out the Montréal Relève Twitter feed for examples.


Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal - Operation Back to School


During HSD, the Chamber of Commerce doubled down on the importance of inspiring young people by highlighting the engagement of Operation Back to School’s volunteer speakers, who go out to classrooms to meet with students, as well as the students’ reactions to these experiences. See examples on the CCMM's Twitter feed.


Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal – Presentation by Jean-François Roberge

Once again this year, the CCMM closed HSD with a presentation by Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education and Higher Education attended by many representatives of the business and educational sectors. 

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Jean-François Roberge spoke at the event :




We thank the business sector for their commitment to the cause and for making a difference in the educational experience of our young people.


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