Created in 2018, the Premier's prix Reconnaissance jeunesse acknowledge the exemplary actions of young people who help make Québec shine and highlight the exceptional contributions of people who have distinguished themselves by their commitment to young people throughout their careers.
The fourth prix Reconnaissance jeunesse ceremony will be held in spring 2022.
Eleven awards will be presented to the winners for distinguishing themselves in the categories below. A committee will select the nominees.
This award is presented to a young person who stands out for their achievements and commitment in one of the areas of strategic priority of the 2030 Québec Youth Policy (entrepreneurship, employment, culture, environment, health, education, citizenship). A total of seven awards will be handed out to seven young people (one award for one young person in each area of strategic priority).
The purpose of this new award is to give special recognition to a young Indigenous person for standing out in their community or helping to make their community, identity or culture shine through their commitment and achievements.
Please note that a candidate who identifies as First Nations or Inuit may be nominated in any category.
This award is presented to a youth worker in recognition of their work, involvement and creativity in one of the above-mentioned areas.
This award honours the memory of Father Pops—a key figure known for helping the most vulnerable young people. It recognizes an individual for their exceptional contributions in helping young people over the course of the nominee's career.
This award is presented to an up-and-comer whose actions made them stand out from all the other young nominees.
The award ceremony format will be determined based on public health regulations.
Scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to winners of the Young People, Youth Worker and Indigenous Youth awards. The Emmett-Johns and Favourite award winners will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
The call for nominations for the fourth prix Reconnaissance jeunesse will run from November 22, 2021 to January 31, 2022. A nomination may be submitted in one of the following categories:
Please note that a candidate who identifies as First Nations or Inuit may be nominated in any of these categories.
A committee will review the applications based on the following criteria:
For the Youth Worker and Emmett-Johns categories:
For the Indigenous Youth category
Anyone wishing to nominate someone must provide the following documents:
These documents must be sent to the following address: PRJ@mce.gouv.qc.ca.
The deadline for submitting all documents is January 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.