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Simon Bouchard

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In a context where women remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the Monte dans les STIM meetings are aimed at female CEGEP students currently enrolled in a program that could lead them to pursue a university degree and a career related to these sectors.

The initiative also aims to raise awareness in the business community of the impact of the underrepresentation of women in STEM and to equip professionals with the ability to drive a culture of change within their industry.

How does it work?

The program gives young women the opportunity to take part in a simple and engaging initiative to spark their interest in STEM-related fields. Central to the program are meetings with professional female role models and university students.

Would you like to participate as a student or mentor? Or promote the program at your CEGEP?

CEGEP students
CEGEP students

Join our next cohort for a chance to meet with female professionals, university students and others who will provide you with more information about the many possibilities available to you, answer your questions and challenge your apprehensions about your career options in STEM fields.

No cohort available right now, stay tuned!


Come and share your professional experience to inspire the next generation of women!

Becoming a mentor means:

  • Contributing to the advancement of gender equity in STEM fields;
  • Supporting and coaching young women in their higher-education path;
  • Developing a sense of accomplishment and commitment through a special relationship with future STEM professionals.

No cohort available right now, stay tuned!


Do you work at a CEGEP? Do you want to introduce your students to our program?

Contact Simon Bouchard to coordinate promotion in your CEGEP and access our free tools:

Event and survey

The project will culminate in a co-development event and a survey.

Closing event on February 29, 2024

  1. Workshop on the role of women in STEM

    Students and mentors from our cohorts were invited to take part in an engaging workshop on February 29, 2024, which is aimed at spurring a group discussion to feed a study conducted by Montréal Relève on the role of women in STEM.

    The group, made up of college and university students, as well as STEM professionals, were also asked to develop questions for Dr. Mae Jemison’s talk, which will immediately follow the workshop.

  2. A talk by Dr. Mae Jemison: Inspiring a new generation of leaders

    By participating in the collaborative workshop described above, participants had the chance to attend, free of charge, a talk by the inspiring Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of colour to go into space.

    • Mae Jemison American engineer, physician, professor and astronaut


At the end of the last cohort, a survey was carried out to assess the initiative’s impact on:

  1. The participants' professional interests;
  2. Their perception of the obstacles limiting their access to non-traditional occupations;
  3. The mentors' perception of their ability to drive a culture of change within their economic sector.

Have a look to the results here.

Who is the initiative for?

  • Female CEGEP students enrolled in a program that could lead them to pursue a university degree and a career in STEM.
  • CEGEPs, professionals and companies committed to the cause and wanting to get involved directly or indirectly, for example by becoming a mentor or simply by helping to promote the initiative.

Who are we?

Montréal Relève

Montréal Relève offers services aimed at developing innovative projects to prepare a qualified next generation for Greater Montréal. In operation for over 25 years, the subsidiary of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal assists more than 2,000 young people each year in their academic and professional development.

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