Escale Project

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Ages 15-17

The objective of the Escale project is to promote youth inclusion and living together by cultivating respect for equality and diversity, a key requirement to developing a sense of belonging to Quebec’s society.

During this 3-phase project, students will be encouraged to reflect on issues relating to cultural diversity and to their concrete involvement by participating in a mobilizing project that will have an impact on intercultural relations at school.

Phase 1: Cultural diversity and discrimination workshop

In this first 75-minute interactive workshop, our team will invite students to reflect on issues related to cultural and religious diversity by deconstructing the prejudices and stereotypes that fuel different types of racism, in particular, Islamophobia. We will also address the manifestations of racism, especially, racial profiling, discrimination (direct, indirect or systemic) and historical mass discrimination while reminding students about the importance of defending the right to equal treatment enshrined in the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

Phase 2: Identity and inclusion workshop

In this second 75-minute interactive workshop, our team will invite students to explore issues related to identity and living together in order to better understand the nature of intercultural relations, to grasp the complexity of the immigrant integration process and to appreciate the value of cultural diversity. By showing a video on the reality of cultural communities, we will invite them to develop a pluralist and inclusive vision of identity based on sharing common values (similarities) and respecting diversity (differences) in a spirit of openness and exchange (inter- culturalism).

Phase 3: Tiered action

The workshops will serve as a platform to invite interested students to set up a temporary committee to carry out a mobilizing action in their school. The topic of this action will be living together in a pluralist society. This phase, in the form of four weekly meetings, will be held over the lunch hour and will first be based on discussion, then on preparation of the action chosen by the students and, finally, its achievement.

For more information, contact us at or phone 514 842-4848.

This project is funded by the Ministère de l’Immigration, la Diversité et de l’Inclusion du Québec.

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