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3 Jun 2011

LOJIQ Awards Gala: Spaïcy Bazile wins the Grand Prize

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At the third LOJIQ (Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec) Awards Gala held on May 31 at the National Assembly of Québec, the Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, presented the LOJIQ Grand Prize to author-singer-songwriter Spaïcy Bazile for her work on a humanitarian and creative project to encourage the rebuilding of Haiti.

After the violent earthquake that shook Haiti in January 2010, Spaïcy Bazile raised funds through sales of her latest song Je me souviens Haïti to open the ANNE-LAMERCIE-CEDAT Academy in the region of Cap Haïtien. With support from LOJIQ, she also traveled to Brussels in January 2011 to perform at a symposium on Haiti at the Canadian Embassy. She took the opportunity to present her humanitarian project to the ambassadors, dignitaries and members of the Haitian community in Brussels who attended the evening.

Supporting the international mobility of young people

At the gala, eleven other awards were presented for outstanding international youth mobility projects in the following categories:

  • international policy
  • culture
  • sustainable development
  • entrepreneurship and communications
  • employment and training
  • citizen engagement
  • entrepreneurial awareness
  • socio-professional integration.

“Our Youth Action Strategy includes a chapter on opening doors to international opportunities, just like our International Policy, which emphasizes the mobility of young people. This convergence, this consistency, reflects the high priority that we give to the international mobility of young people. Supporting the international mobility of young people means building Québec,” declared Minister Gagnon-Tremblay.


LOJIQ assists and supports over 4,700 young Quebecers annually between the ages of 18 and 35 who are committed to carrying out a personal and professional development project and seek an enriching and instructive experience abroad. LOJIQ includes the Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ), the Office Québec-Amériques pour la jeunesse (OQAJ), the Office Québec Wallonie Bruxelles pour la jeunesse (OQWBJ) and the Office Québec-Monde pour la jeunesse (OQMJ).

To view the full list of award recipients, click here.
To view the photos from the gala, click here.

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