Secrétariat à la jeunesse - Gouvernement du Québec

Prix Reconnaissance jeunesse 2022

Background

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.

Categories

Eleven awards will be presented to the winners for distinguishing themselves in the categories below. A committee will select the nominees.

Young People (15 to 29 years old)

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).

Indigenous Youth (15 to 29 years old)

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.

Youth Worker (18 years or older)

This award is presented to a youth worker in recognition of their work, involvement and creativity in one of the above-mentioned areas.

Emmett-Johns (18 years or older)

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.

Favourite (15 to 29 years old)

This award is presented to an up-and-comer whose actions made them stand out from all the other young nominees.

Award ceremony

The award ceremony format will be determined based on public health regulations.

Scholarships

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.

To nominate someone

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:

  • Young People (15 to 29 years old) – Employment
  • Young People (15 to 29 years old) – Entrepreneurship
  • Young People (15 to 29 years old) – Environment
  • Young People (15 to 29 years old) – Culture
  • Young People (15 to 29 years old) – Education
  • Young People (15 to 29 years old) – Health
  • Young People (15 to 29 years old) – Citizenship
  • Youth Worker (18 years or older)
  • Indigenous Youth (15 to 29 years old)
  • Emmett-Johns Award (18 years or older)

Please note that a candidate who identifies as First Nations or Inuit may be nominated in any of these categories.

Selection criteria

A committee will review the applications based on the following criteria:

  • Their contribution to achieving at least one objective of one of the seven areas of intervention in the 2021–2024 Youth Action Plan.
  • Their demonstration of the quality of the achievements, impact of the actions or initiative, community recognition and originality.

General eligibility criteria

  • Be in the appropriate age range for the category
  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status 

Additional eligibility criteria

For the Youth Worker and Emmett-Johns categories:

  • Work in the community or institutional sphere
  • Work with a young clientele

For the Indigenous Youth category

  • Identify as First Nations or Inuit

Submitting a nomination

Anyone wishing to nominate someone must provide the following documents:

  • The nomination form duly completed
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of support for the nomination
  • A cover letter (for individual who are nominating themselves)

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.

Contact us

Contact information

Secrétariat à la jeunesse
Ministère du Conseil exécutif
Édifice H, bureau 1.801
875, Grande Allée Est
Québec (Québec)  G1R 4Y8
Telephone : 418 643-8864
Email : PRJ@mce.gouv.qc.ca
www.jeunes.gouv.qc.ca

 

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Last update : January 18, 2022
Online : November 22, 2021