Promoting the teaching profession

The mandate of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur is to work together with its partners in the education system, including Québec universities, to recognize and promote the teaching profession.

Teacher Appreciation Week: February 5 to 11, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week is an annual event that takes place during the first week of February. It is intended to recognize the commitment of teachers to education and their contributions to Québec society. Since 1994, schools have participated in this event in a variety of ways, often collaborating with parent committees.

This year’s Teacher Appreciation Week will take place from February 5 to 11, 2017. The theme chosen is: 

With your help, I’m reaching for success!

This theme refers to the contributions and the key role of the teachers who engage with and educate students. Every day, teachers use their skills to help students learn, grow and succeed. Commitment and passion for teaching must be recognized and celebrated. 

World Teachers' Day: October 5

Since 1994, World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated on October 5. It pays tribute to teachers in all levels of education throughout the world, and to researchers in the field of education. It is also intended to motivate governments and the people they serve to contribute sufficient financial assistance in support of teachers, and to ensure that access to education becomes a reality for the young people of today’s and tomorrow’s generations worldwide.   

For more information on this initiative, go to the UNESCO Web site Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre..

UNESCO is a specialized agency within the United Nations. Its objective is ambitious: to build peace in the minds of men and women through education.  In the 21st century, making quality education a cornerstone of development is still an enormous challenge for many societies.

Date (s)

February 4 to 10, 2018: Teacher Appreciation Week

October 5 : World Teachers' Day