2022 Graduates’ Day: gaining momentum!
Montreal, June 17, 2022 – This year, several cities are joining forces with the Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative (RQRÉ), Alloprof and Télé-Québec to celebrate in a big way our graduates from all across Québec at the end of two academic years overshadowed by a pandemic. At the same time, organizations invite the entire population to join us in this acknowledgment through simple gestures that will enhance our graduates’ pride.
A return to normal and a new start
Whether they’re getting ready for the next cycle or to join the work force, or preparing for a brand-new adventure, this much is sure: they can, once again, really celebrate the end of one stage and the beginning of another. What’s more, their resilience and perseverance during the last months helped them achieve the results we are celebrating with them today.
Highlighting this stage of their life through rituals is a way to indicate to our young people that they are now getting ready to step into a future filled with brand new possibilities. With Graduates’ Day, the voices of all Quebecers will be added on to those heard at school gathering ceremonies, where our graduates will be able to end on a high note a journey during which they demonstrated their unwavering will and energy.
On Graduates’ Day, we therefore have the opportunity to show our young people that Québec as a whole congratulates them for the wonderful achievement of obtaining a diploma or a certificate or for transitioning from one cycle to another.
Let’s all contribute
This year, several cities throughout Québec are joining forces with RQRÉ, Alloprof and Télé-Québec to invite families, friends, employers, teachers, elected officials, school staff and others to congratulate and celebrate the graduates around them and to express all their support and admiration.
So, this June 17, let’s honour and celebrate all our graduates in a big way for this pivotal moment in their lives. Let’s all participate in creating a collective sense of pride by delving into our memories:
- Let’s publish photos of our graduation ball, identifying the graduate of the Class of 2022 and by using the #Proudofourgraduates hashtag.
Other celebratory events
As part of this collective celebration, Alloprof invites the population to participate in the “Proud of our Graduates” contest in order to highlight the success of a student completing elementary or secondary school. Win a $500 gift card to a store of your choice to reward academic achievement. To participate, visit the aprof.ca/finissants-2022 website.
As for Télé-Québec, it will unveil today on its platform Cuisinez! (Let’s cook!) recipes of small festive cakes you can bake to congratulate a graduate. A simple and delicious way to highlight the accomplishments of our youth.
“We imagined this day to recreate, year after year, a special day when the entire Québec population could celebrate and congratulate all its graduates. Completing your studies, obtaining a diploma or a certificate is rewarding: such is the message we intend to get across. The cities who joined us this year to recognize their graduates are following in the footsteps of the 180 organizations that have supported this process since the outset. This large-scale celebration of graduation and certification reinforces our young people’s sense of importance of their education and training process”—The Graduates’ Day initiators
Graduates’ Day celebrates the culmination of all the hard work and determination that we have seen young people throughout Québec put into their journey this year, whether they are in elementary school, high school or vocational and specialized training. They really deserve our support and encouragement for all those efforts. I invite the population to join in and congratulate them warmly.”— Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education
“Our young people are the builders of tomorrow’s Québec. That is why it is important to value their achievements and their diplomas, as well as to underscore their will and the incredible ability to adapt they have demonstrated over the past few years. Let’s show our graduates how proud we are of them!” — Danielle McCann, Minister of Higher Education
“With the gradual return to normalcy we have recently seen, our young people have been able to resume extracurricular, interschool and associative activities. I am sure that the quality of their final year of secondary school has been thus enhanced, and I want to thank all the faculty and staff members who are dedicated to making school a vibrant living environment. Congratulations to all and the best of luck! “—Isabelle Charest, Junior Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
To find out more about Graduates’ Day, please visit our website at journeedesfinissants.com/en/
What is Graduates’ Day
Graduates’ Day was launched by the Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative, in partnership with Alloprof and Télé-Québec, and is now in its third year. During the first official Graduates’ Day, close to 180 organizations joined us in our celebrations. Graduates’ Day has created a societal ritual through a large collective celebration to which all Quebecers are invited. On that day, the voice of all of Québec is being heard and is added on to the initiatives and celebrations of the school community.
What is the Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative
The Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative stems from the will of its members and of regional consultation bodies to work collectively toward academic perseverance and success and to develop an efficient network that meets their needs. With a wealth of know-how, recognized expertise, and an undeniable ability to mobilize the vital forces of a community in favour of academic perseverance and educational success, the regional consultation bodies have been acting collectively within interregional spaces since 2005.
What is Alloprof
Alloprof helps Québec students and their parents achieve educational success with free stimulating professional and academic support services. This year, Alloprof helped more than 700,000 students and parents. It is supported by several generous partners, including the Government of Québec, Rio Tinto, the Trottier Family Foundation, the Desjardins Foundation, the Pathy Family Foundation, the Valero Energy Foundation, the National Bank, RBC, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Préfontaine-Hushion Foundation, Rogers, SNC-Lavalin, Télé-Québec, Hydro-Québec, and Ubisoft. For the names of all the partners, please click here.
What is Télé-Québec
Télé-Québec is Québec’s public educational and cultural medium. As a multi-platform medium, Télé-Québec offers unique programming that cultivates a taste for knowledge, fosters the acquisition of knowledge, stimulates reflection, promotes local artistic and cultural life, and reflects the regional realities and diversity of Québec. In addition to its head office in Montreal, Télé-Québec has 10 regional offices. Whether on its website or with its application, Télé-Québec offers its entire video content on all screens, free of charge. You can follow Télé-Québec on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. telequebec.tv
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