The files accepted will be evaluated by a selection committee under the responsibility of the Ministère, based on the following criteria:
- Clarity, completeness and accuracy of the information provided;
- Demonstration of the need to intervene;
- Relevance and quality of the project presented;
- Magnitude of expected spin-offs and sustainability of actions;
- Feasibility and realism of the project;
- Experience and expertise of the applicant and its partners;
- Respect for obligations arising from a previous financial assistance agreement, if applicable.
Quality of information provided
- The application for financial assistance must contain clear, complete and verified information.
Demonstration of the need to intervene
- The application for financial assistance must include an explicit demonstration of needs, in the target environment or with the clientele concerned, in relation to bullying. This demonstration is to be based on facts and must be realistic. The needs must be real, unmet and significant.
Relevance and quality of the project
- The information submitted must make it possible to evaluate the relevance and quality of the project with regard to:
- Its consistency with or appropriateness for the government initiative;
- Achieving the program objectives;
- The stakeholders;
- The appropriateness of the planned activities for the project objectives;
- The needs of the milieu, the population or target groups, their characteristics, diversity and specificity;
- The nature, approach and intensity of the activities for the milieu and target clientele, as well as the response to needs.
- Whenever applicable, the project will be supported by the community and the partners, and local or regional concerted action is planned.
Expected spin-offs and sustainability of actions
- The information submitted must make it possible to assess:
- The positive impact on the bullying phenomenon;
- The contribution to the milieu or territory involved;
- The expected short-term or medium-term effects;
- The project’s viability and potential for sustainability (e.g. the hiring of a project leader should be accompanied by a guarantee of sustainability for the continuation of interventions);
- The potential for transferring results to other milieus or clienteles.
Feasibility and realism of the project
- The project’s feasibility and realism will be assessed on the basis of:
- The means implemented to complete the project;
- The applicant’s ability to carry out the project in accordance with the projected financial plan, the proposed program, and the applicant’s organizational and logistical skills;
- The performance guarantees offered.
Experience and expertise of the applicant and its partners
The experience and expertise of the applicant and its partners are recognized with regard to the problem of bullying, the nature of the project submitted and the target clientele.
- Special attention will be paid to projects:
- Dealing with an innovative subject or addressing one or more realities that are not covered much in the field or for a given environment;
- Calling for the active participation of people involved in the development and implementation of activities (projects “by and for” youth, Indigenous people, seniors, and people with disabilities, to name a few);
- Resulting from a concerted effort focusing on the complementarity of expertise;
- Associating researchers or clinical staff with the initiative;
- Involving regional or provincial deployment;
- Aimed at implementing, regionally or across the province, a process with a proven track record in a milieu.
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