The green-and-white ribbon symbolizes support of school perseverance.
It is distributed and worn throughout Québec.
- Green symbolizes youth and hope. It represents young people who need recognition and approval in order to persevere.
- White, a blend of all other colours, is a metaphor for the community that contributes to the development of young people.
- The two crossed ribbons illustrate the bond that unites them.
- The loop, open toward the infinite, is the promise of a brighter future.
Have you been given a ribbon? Wear it proudly, because every young person needs encouragement every day.
School perseverance at a glance
of Montreal students obtain a diploma.
A 12.1% improvement since 2009.
of Montreal youth drop out before graduating.
A 6.6% improvement since 2009.
of Québec dropouts are in Montreal.
This represents 2,577 Montreal youth who left school without graduating in 2013.
of Montreal kindergarten students are vulnerable in at least one developmental domain.
This is higher than the Québec average of 25.6%.
of Québec elementary students living in the most underprivileged conditions are in Montreal.
An average of 25,245 Montreal families with a child under the age of 18 live in a highly underprivileged area.
Government graduation-rate target for 2020
(Target for the Montreal region, students aged 20 and under)