Wear the ribbon

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Wear the ribbon
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

  • 79.8%

    of Montreal students obtain a diploma.

    A 12.1% improvement since 2009.

  • 18%

    of Montreal youth drop out before graduating.

    A 6.6% improvement since 2009.

  • 26%

    of Québec dropouts are in Montreal.

    This represents 2,080 Montreal youth who left school without graduating in 2015.

  • 28.9%

    of Montreal kindergarten students are vulnerable in at least one developmental domain.

    This is higher than the Québec average of 25.6%.

  • 84%

    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)