Success stories Promote the adoption of best practices in school-work balance (CET)

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Promote the adoption of best practices in school-work balance (CET)

Promote the adoption of best practices in school-work balance (CET)

April 26, 2019


Youth in school are required to enter the labor market early now more than ever. Québec is experiencing an unprecedented labor shortage and employers are obviously looking to fill the many missing positions. Although paid work can help young people develop self-reliance, self-esteem and skills, there are also risks to their educational success, health and well-being. It is therefore essential to make young people, their parents, teachers and employers aware of the risks associated with combining education and work.

Name of collaborators involved in this project

  • Regional consultation forum (IRC) on the perseverance and educational success of Québec
  • Robert Sauvé research institute for occupational health and safety (IRSST)
  • Réunir Réussir
  • Services Québec
  • Ministère de la Famille
  • Secrétariat à la jeunesse du Québec
  • Secondary and post-secondary institutions
  • Carrefours jeunesse-emploi (CJE)


  • Inform and educate students about the risk factors inherent in combining education and work
  • Promote best practices in school/work balance (CET)
  • Support education and intervention professionals with CET
  • Develop innovative practices in human resources management for companies


An interactive website ( on the school-work balance has been developed in order to meet the above-mentioned challenges. Specifically, this tool allows youth from all school levels who are employed while studying to get a report of their school situation, work conditions, and health. Also, based on their answers, they are provided with practical advice and coping strategies specific to their situation.


  • More than 5000 young people have used the tool
  • The CET website has been adapted for New Brunswick community colleges
  • An overview of CET across Québec was produced
  • Three toolkits have been developed for stakeholders for information and awareness, support, encouraging employers committed to educational success



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