DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, on 23 Feb. 2021 / CNW Telbec / – The Office for Handicapped Persons of Quebec congratulates the Adult Education Center of the Estuary, winner of the 2020 À Part Whole Prize in the category “Educational institutions supporting educational success”. Due to the circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the winners were unveiled as part of a virtual ceremony hosted by Ms. Ève-Marie Lortie and webcast live today. The latter is also available in deferred format in the Web section of the Office reserved for the virtual ceremony.
In addition to being awarded a $ 5,000 scholarship, the establishment received a bronze trophy to underline its commitment to the social participation of people with disabilities.
The Estuary Adult Education Center, a complete program and enriching workshops for adults with disabilities
For 2 years, the Estuary Adult Education Center has offered a social and socio-professional integration program to 4 groups of approximately 40 disabled adults. Groups have the opportunity to develop or maintain their level of academic skills as well as their ability to live in society. The unique program allows participants to develop their autonomy and thereby improve their chances of finding a job. They also have the opportunity to socialize with the community by participating in several volunteer projects. The Estuary Adult Education Center is one of the few places that offers such comprehensive programs to adults with disabilities. The projects proposed by the establishment are enriching, diversified and allow giving back to the community. For example, the Center is proposing a restaurant-class project and the administration of a thrift store.
If you would like to view the presentation video or download the photo of the winning establishment, visit our web section.
- The winners were selected by a jury which was led by Mr. Daniel Jean, Director General of the Office for Handicapped Persons of Quebec. This jury was made up of the following people:
- Mr. Stéphane Laporte, author, producer and spokesperson for the Prize since 2012;
- Master Denis marsolais, public curator;
- Madame Lili plourde, president of the board of directors of the Quebec Federation of Autism (FQA);
- Monsieur Jean Matte, Director General of the Association of Directors General of Quebec Municipalities (ADGMQ);
- Mr. Nicolas Prévost, President of the Quebec Federation of Educational Institution Managers;
- Ms. Danièle Henkel, president of Entreprises Danièle Henkel inc., Speaker and author;
- Madame Frances Champigny, member of the Board of Directors of the Office.
- The Full Award aims to honor individuals and organizations that contribute to increasing the social participation of people with disabilities;
- This is the seventh edition. This prize is awarded every two years by the Office des personnes handicapped du Québec;
- The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity (MTESS) is the official partner of the seventh edition of the “À Part” Prize.
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