The business community’s role in school retention

A concrete commitment to build the Quebec of tomorrow Events The speech will be delivered in French.


  • L. Jacques Ménard, C.C., G.O.Q., President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec See biography
  • Jacynthe Côté Chief Executive, Rio Tinto Alcan
    Co-president, Grandes rencontres sur la persévérance scolaire

This event is organized in collaboration with the 3rd  edition of Grandes rencontres sur la persévérance scolaire.


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Ticket(s) $55 * $80 *
Table(s) de 10
Table(s) de 10 $495 * $800 *

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514 871-4001
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Palais des congrès de Montréal

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal, QC
H2Z 1H5


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  • Hear the co-presidents of the third Grandes rencontres sur la persévérance scolaire (GRPS), Jacynthe Côté (Rio Tinto Alcan) and L. Jacques Ménard (BMO Financial Group), talk about their vision of school retention.
  • Find out about the business community’s commitment to this cause across the province. 
  • Understand how success in school helps build a prosperous, ambitious knowledge economy in Quebec.


  • Quebec’s objective to achieve an 80% graduation rate among those under 20 by 2020.
  • The business community’s mobilization for school retention and success among youth, from early childhood to adulthood.
  • Concrete things that businesses of any size and in any sector can do to contribute to the cause.

School retention: key to Quebec’s success!

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