Éducation – Canada (EN) – Coopérathon

Education – CA

the desjardins foundation, collège durocher saint-lambert and cadre21 invite you to the 2nd edition featuring the theme of education at the cooperathon



Working towards universal, fulfilling and inclusive education

The Education Track is tied to the Sustainable Development Goals number 4 “Quality Education”, and number 8 “Decent Work And Economic Growth” as part of the


UNESCO recognizes the challenges faced in education worldwide through its sustainable development goals to be achieved by 2030. For instance, early childhood development activities, skills training for obtaining employment and the access to education for all regardless of gender, community, and economic status (an inclusive approach), are just a few solutions to enable children to have a better education and develop their full potential.

What’s in it for us?

It takes leadership to improve education and see its positive impact globally.

It takes courage to make education a priority and provide resources to initiate change.

Recently, we’ve been seeing more and more initiatives being developed to bring innovate ideas focused on ‘doing things differently’ in classrooms; from its environment, training programs, access, openness, inclusion, and resources.

The first year of the education theme at the Cooperathon (2017) was a true success for the excitement it generated, but also for the diversity and richness it provided in developing sustainable solutions to the challenges of education worldwide. In this competition, universal skills such as collaboration, co-creation and problem solving are examined by passionate educational experts and many others. It is in this same spirit of education that the Desjardins Fondation, Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert and Cadre 21 invite you to this 2nd edition of the education theme at the Cooperathon! We look forward to working with you.

A team's Pitch at the Education Track


The many challenges

In 2018, there are still many challenges in education. For example:

Encouraging academic motivation and increasing graduation rates amongst youth
Reducing social inequalities that have an impact on motivation and graduation rates
Improving the environments in schools and at home
Uplifting the teaching profession
Reducing pressure, stress and performance anxiety
Reviewing the benefits of learning assessments
Encouraging reading from an early age
Promoting diversity in school, community, work and research environments
Preparing youth to professions of the future
Developing universal skills (collaboration, creativity, problem solving, emotional intelligence, etc.)
Creating meaningful links between schools and the community
Developing youth to their full potential
Ensuring healthy, safe and caring school environments
Developing a culture of continuous training and an approach focused on growth
Allowing early detection of difficulties and associating the right interventions

Certain populations are at greater risk, such as:

Immigrant youth
Youth with learning disabilities
Aboriginal communities
Underprivileged backgrounds
Parents as their children’s first educators
Teachers for whom access to training can be more complicated…

À propos de la Fondation Desjardins et du Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert

A Desjardins Group philanthropic organization, Desjardins Foundation contributes to the educational success of young people, by awarding scholarships and prizes, as well as through concrete actions in partnership with recognized organizations. In 2017, it donated nearly $ 2.1 million in Quebec and Ontario, reaching more than 130,000 young people through various programs.

The Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert is building the future by opening its doors to all students who want to experience an extraordinary school experience. Established in Saint-Lambert for more than 100 years, the CDSL offers, in each of its age-appropriate pavilions, educational services that are based, among other things, on the inclusive approach to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
The College implements innovative practices to continue its educational development. His diverse curriculum is based on three key concepts: collaboration, creativity and universal skills.
The College’s presence as a thematic partner of the Cooperathon is not unfamiliar to the fact that it wants to mobilize the education community and encourage them to collaborate to generate new ideas that will positively impact society.