PRIZE OF $15,000 Autism
Fondation À pas de géant (Giant steps foundation) (Montreal region)
Autism training for bus drivers
The foundation’s project will include creating a training video for school bus drivers. The goal is to raise awareness about autistic children and train the bus drivers on how to interact with these children in a helpful, appropriate and sensitive manner in the event of a crisis or any other difficult situation.
PRIZE OF $15,000 Intellectual disability and autism
Défis-Logis Lanaudière (Lanaudière region)
Cuisiner, un défi à relever!
(Cooking, let’s take up the challenge)
Défis-Logis Lanaudière’s mission is to allow adults with intellectual disabilities or an autism spectrum disorder to live in supervised housing. The proposed project’s goal is to allow these individuals aged 18 years or older to eat well by launching a community kitchen and putting together a recipe book tailored to their situation.
PRIZE OF $15,000 Vulnerable seniors
Service d’aide communautaire Anjou (Montreal region)
Troupe d’humour pour les aînés (comedy group for seniors)
The SAC Anjou is a community organization that fights poverty and social exclusion. The project’s objective is to bring back the comedy group for seniors whose scripts are written and parts are played by seniors, to reflect their reality. The show will be presented in different locations such as retirement homes and community centres, where seniors and their family members will be invited to attend.
JURY’S SPECIAL PRIZE OF $7,500 Vulnerable seniors
Patro Laval (Quebec City region)
Multi-generation creative photography workshop
Quebec City’s Patro Laval offers various services and activities that are tailored to the needs of the population it serves. It hopes to further contribute to the improvement of its community’s quality of life. The proposed project, held as part of International Day of Older Persons, aims to create inter-generational photo essay and portrait workshops in which teens and seniors from Patro will interact and work together.