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Applications & nominations open for Forces AVENIR until Feb. 27


Up to $100,000 will be given out this year in the form of grants and project funding through Forces AVENIR awards.

Forces AVENIR awards recognize, honour and promote the commitment of students and staff in projects that contribute to the development of socially conscious, responsible, active and persevering citizens who are both dedicated to their community and open to the world.

Every year, the program awards $60,000 in grants and $40,000 in project funding in the following categories:

  • Art, Literature and Culture
  • Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice
  • Social Economy, Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Environment
  • Health and Healthy Living
  • Science and Technology
  • Society, Communications and Education
  • Committed Personality
  • Persevering Personality
  • Committed Staff Member

We are convinced that there are exceptional projects under way at Dawson and committed individuals among our students and colleagues. Or are you yourself a staff member whose commitment deserves to be highlighted?

We would therefore like to ask for your support in finding these hidden gems and promoting the Forces AVENIR Program in your classrooms. We believe that our teachers are in the best position to recommend potential candidates.

Let Dawson know about them by completing the form here: Forces AVENIR – Registration platform 

Together, we will be able to recognize outstanding models of student engagement and promote the vitality of student life at Dawson College.

We would like to thank you in advance for your kind collaboration.

The Dawson deadline to submit an application or nominate someone is Feb. 27, 2023.

For information on the criteria and eligibility, go to:  Forces AVENIR

For additional information, please stop by and see Trudy Ste. Croix in 2E. 6 or call me at ext. 1217 or email

For help with the application/ nomination itself, please contact Matthew Rettino via MIO or email at or Rashmini Segarajasinghe-Ernest via MIO or email at as resource people for students and staff who can review the applications before submitting.

Last Modified: February 14, 2023