On June 15, the Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work (CNESST) awarded a $10,000 cash prize to École La Chanterelle, located in Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix, part of the Moisson d’ Group. Arts, Notre-Dame-du-Sourire and Riou schools, for his participation in the activities of the new education program Kinga, youth prevention.
Of the schools that have participated in the program since its launch in September 2021, the ten schools with the highest participation rates — five kindergartens, primary schools and five high schools — will each receive a $10,000 prize. †
“How proud to see that the Kinga education program has been so successful in its very first year. I would like to thank and congratulate the students, as well as the teachers from all the schools who participated enthusiastically, especially those of the ten winning schools of the competition. Young people are a priority clientele for the CNESST. To make young people aware of values such as social justice, health, safety and equality, the Kinga program provides educational activities throughout the school career of young people,” said CNESST President and CEO Manual Oudar.
In particular, these prizes could fund the organization of prevention and promotion activities for standards, pay equality and health and safety at work in the winning schools.
Identifying risks, even in elementary school, means being proactive
The teachers, Ms. Véronique Tardif and Ms. Marie-Pier Sirois, each led an activity on health and safety at work. With a high participation rate, the students of this school mobilized and participated in these simple and practical projects that answered the need to ensure better school safety.
The competition’s ten winning schools
- School Sainte-Julie-Bon-Pasteur | Lyster, Mauricie-Centre-du-Quebec
- Bois-du-Nord School | Baie-Comeau, North Shore
- La Chanterelle School | Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix, Bas-Saint-Laurent
- Entre-Lacs School, Rouyn-Noranda | Abitibi-Temiscamingue
- Chelsea Montessori School | Chelsea, Outaouais
- Regional School Four Seasons | Quebec, Capital
- Antoine Roy School | Gaspé, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
- Le Monarque School | Sherbrooke, Eastern Townships
- Îlot-des-Appalaches School | Levis, Chaaudiere-Appalaches
- Mistral School | Mont-Joli, Bas-Saint-Laurent
A real success for Kinga’s first year
In total, the CNESST accepted 1,056 projects for the 2021-2022 school year, i.e. 937 from nursery or primary schools and 119 from secondary schools. More
For example, 122,000 young people were informed about these projects, in 446 participating schools in Quebec.
Teachers whose projects were accepted received funding of $500 to support them in carrying out Kinga program activities.
Remember that the Kinga program offers ready-made educational activities to make young people aware of values such as social justice, health, safety and equality.
Created in collaboration with teachers, this program aims to enable students to develop personal and social skills in a fun and dynamic way.
Intended for all students from kindergarten to the end of high school, Kinga is the flagship program of the education component of the CNESST Youth Strategy, which aims to promote law-abiding workplaces by raising awareness and empowering young people throughout their lives. their entire school career with their integration into the labor market.
For more information about Kinga’s educational program: cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/kingaprimaire and cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/kingasecondaire.