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Persévérance scolaire / Student Retention (Quebec, Canada)

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[Persévérance scolaire] image by Ivan Sache, 2 April 2017

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[Persévérance scolaire] image by Ivan Sache, 2 April 2017

The Journées de la Persévérance Scolaire (JPS - Days of Student Retention) have been organized in the Province of Quebec every year during the third week of February since 2004. In 2010, the Quebec National Assembly unanimously adopted a motion supporting the organization of the event. The Journées de la Persévérance are inaugurated by the official hoisting of the program flag by the institutions (municipalities, universities, schools) supporting the program.

The first flag of the program, white with the emblem in the center, was raised on 15 February 2003 over the municipal hall of the South-West borough in Montreal by Samantha Sasseville and Philippe Ivanescu, students at the Saint-Henri secondary school. - CNW Telbec, 15 February 2013

The emblem of the program is a light green ribbon on a white background. The ribbon was introduced in 2009 by the authority in charge of the program in the Lanaudière region (CREVALE). Green is a symbol of youth and hope, while white is a symbol of the educational community. The two, interlaced threads of the ribbon symbolize the union of the two communities. The ribbon is manufactured by SERLAN, a company located in the Lanaudière region employing mostly disabled people. - PREL website


The flag was changed in 2016 to a light green flag with a large white disk in the middle, tangent to the upper and lower edges of the flag and charged with the emblem of the program. The flag is used either in proportions 1:2 or 2:3 (shorter version). In 2016, the white flag was still used in some places while other already used the new design.

White flag

Green flag

The green flag was consistently used in>

Ivan Sache
, 2 April 2017