Measure 15111 “Volet” 2 Éducation à l’esprit d’entreprendre dans les écoles primaires, secondaires et les centres d'éducation des adultes (Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit in elementary and secondary schools and in adult education centres)

Are you looking to instill entrepreneurial spirit in your students?

Measure 15111–L’esprit d’entreprendre (Entrepreneurial Spirit) reflects the commitment made by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur to foster the development of Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit, a powerful mechanism for the educational success of students.

The “Volet” 2 Éducation à l’esprit d’entreprendre dans les écoles primaires, secondaires et les centres d'éducation des adultes (Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit in elementary and secondary schools and in adult education centres) makes it possible to financially support school boards in the development of activities that foster Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit in general education in the youth sector in elementary and secondary schools and in adult education centres that commit to implementing the 4 intervention levers in Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit with their students.

To discover the 4 intervention levers, click here!

The role of the Ministère

Measure 15111–L’esprit d’entreprendre (Entrepreneurial Spirit) falls entirely under the responsibility of the Ministère.

  • The Measure’s allocation standards and eligibility criteria are dictated by the Ministère’s budget rules.
  • The number of projects selected is determined by the Ministère based on the financial resources available.
  • The allocation is provided to the school boards by the Ministère.

The Ministère’s allocation standards and eligibility criteria

Information provided as a reference only. Refer to the Budget rules (available in French only).

  • The ministerial contribution is $3000 per elementary school and $5000 per secondary school/adult education centre.
  • The amounts are allocated based on the order in which the applications are received.

 

The school must fill out the Application Form online between October 9, 2018, and Friday, March 15, 2019, at 4 p.m. The school thereby commits to:

  • Developing a program that offers students at least one activity from each of the 4 intervention levers: Awareness, Experimentation, Acknowledgement, Self-affirmation
  • Setting up a school committee with at least three members
  • Registering at least one eligible entrepreneurial project in the OSEntreprendre Challenge by March 12, 2019, at 4 p.m.
  • Complete the Activity Assessment Form online, no later than June 21, 2019, at 4 p.m., to report on the activities carried out.

The role of OSEntreprendre

OSEntreprendre encourages schools to make use of Measure 15111–“Volet” 2, as it provides support for the implementation of Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit in the schools and makes it possible to optimize the impacts of actions taken with students through the use of the 4 intervention levers.

 

In connection with Measure 15111–“Volet” 2, OSEntreprendre is responsible for providing a digital platform designed to collect the required information in an Application Form, and then in an Activity Assessment Form, and for relaying the content to the Ministère. Under no circumstances is OSEntreprendre involved in the granting or management of allocations.

Application form - Hurry, funds are limited!

Application form

 

Please note that the form is in French only. To make it easier to use the form, the Chrome browser is highly recommended. When you first start an application, you will receive an automatic email. As soon as you receive the email, click on CONFIRM THE CREATION OF MY FILE.

 

Have you already created an account or application file?

Access your account/file using your email and access code. You can return to your form as often as necessary until you are ready to officially submit your application, at some point before March 15, 2019, at 4 p.m.

 

Do you have questions? Check out the FAQs below!

Frequently asked questions

1. What are the 4 intervention levers in Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit?

To discover the 4 intervention levers, click here!

2. What is a school committee?

The school committee is a group of individuals from a school. It consists of at least 3 people who consult each other, exchange and collaborate to ensure that at least one activity for each of the 4 intervention levers is carried out during the school year and at least one eligible entrepreneurial project be registered in the OSEntreprendre Challenge by March 12, 2019 at 4p.m. The school committee makes it possible to share activities and give a voice to entrepreneurial spirit in the school. The people who serve as members of the school committee can change during the same school year or remain for several years.

3. What role does the school representative play?

The school representative is the contact person listed on the Application Form and who completes the Activity Assessment Form at the end of the school year. At the discretion of each individual school, the representative can be a member of the administrative staff or the person who chairs the school committee.

4. What should we specifically be carrying out with the students? Is it complicated?

The school committee is invited to learn about the 4 intervention levers in Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit and to identify what has already been implemented in the school. This awareness makes it possible to recognize the activities currently in place, improve them and/or add more. Some schools will realize that entrepreneurial projects have already been carried out in their institution this year (Lever 2: Experimentation), and that they could recognize their experimentation by posting the activities on the school’s website and by registering them for the OSEntreprendre Challenge (Lever 3: Acknowledgement). Other schools might want to invite a parent-entrepreneur to share his or her passion in class (Lever 1: Awareness). Some schools might offer “Entrepreneurship, I’m Up for the Challenge!” t-shirts, while others can dedicate a space where students can affirm their entrepreneurial character by exhibiting their projects, photos, etc. (Lever 4: Self-affirmation).

5. Can a student activity reach more than one intervention lever in Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit?

Yes, an activity may reach more than one lever depending on the targeted objectives. Remember the objective of each lever:

 

Are you producing an article or a video to present the entrepreneurial project? Showcase students sharing their entrepreneurial experience and reach the Self-affirmation lever in one fell swoop! Fill two needs with one deed!

6.  Can a school submit more than one application?

No, only one application per school is permitted. For example, a school with two or more pavilions may submit only one application on behalf of the school. You will be asked to enter your school code. If need be, check with your school administration or use the Trouver une école search engine. Each school record bears the school board code.

7. Are all of the school’s students obligated to participate?

No. Each school develops its own programming according to its orientations and existing forces.

8. Are private educational institutions eligible?

Under the responsibility of the Ministère. OSEntreprendre provides this information as a reference only.

No. Measure 15111–“Volet” 2 refers to the Budget rules for school boards. Private schools should refer to their respective budget measures.

9. Are vocation training centres eligible?

Under the responsibility of the Ministère. OSEntreprendre provides this information as a reference only.

No. Measure 15111–“Volet” 2 is intended for elementary and secondary schools, and adult education centres.

10. How can I be sure that the application is eligible? How is the allocation paid out?

Under the responsibility of the Ministère. OSEntreprendre provides this information as a reference only.

Once the Application Form is submitted, an email confirming receipt will be sent to the applicants. Payment is made to the school boards by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur in the spring, according to the operating budget rules and based on the commitment of the schools/centres to:

a) Implement activities within the community in relation to the four intervention levers of Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit: awareness, experimentation, acknowledgement and self-affirmation

b) Set up a school committee with at least three members.

c) Carry out an eligible entrepreneurial project and submit it to the OSEntreprendre Challenge.

d) Report on the activities at the end of the school year.

Under the school boards' operating budget rules, failing to follow through with this commitment and/or failing to use the amount for its intended purpose during the current school year could oblige the Ministère to reclaim the paid allocation. The allocation is determined based on the eligible applications selected by the Ministère and the financial resources available. Schools are invited to follow up with their school board. Under no circumstances is OSEntreprendre involved in the granting or management of allocations.

11. What expenses are eligible under this allocation?

Under the responsibility of the Ministère. OSEntreprendre provides this information as a reference only.

Operating budget rules between the Ministère and the school boards apply. Schools are invited to follow up with their school board. For example, depending on the orientation and management practices of each school or school board, the allocation might cover the costs of a field trip, a human resource, the services of an organization, the setting up of a dedicated space within the school, the purchase of materials, etc. Under no circumstances is OSEntreprendre involved in the granting or management of allocations.

12. Does the Activity Assessment Form take long to fill out?

The Activity Assessment Form in an online form that is quick to fill out and consists mainly of boxes to be checked off to identify the activities implemented in your school for each of the 4 intervention levers in Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit. Make sure you have the information on your school’s accomplishments over the course of the school year on hand. The Activity Assessment Form is compulsory and can be accessed directly in the online project file beginning in May through June 21, 2019. All of this information will be forwarded to the Ministère.

13. Can the allocation received under Measure 15111–“Volet” 2 be spent the following year?

Under the responsibility of the Ministère. OSEntreprendre provides this information as a reference only.

No. The purpose of the allocation received under Measure 15111–“Volet” 2 is to provide school boards with financial support for activities that foster Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit in the youth and adult general education sectors during the current school year.

14. What if a school fails to fulfill one or more of commitments associated with Measure 15111–“Volet” 2?

Under the responsibility of the Ministère. OSEntreprendre provides this information as a reference only.

In accordance with school board operating budget rules, the Ministère reserves the rights to recover funds allocated to projects that failed to fulfill their commitments by the end of the school year (end of June).