Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, HSD spokesperson
Hooked on School Days has selected a well-known spokesperson to spread its Québec-wide campaign messages: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.
A talented professional football player with a Doctor of Medicine degree from McGill University, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is passionate about the goals he has set for himself and has constantly persevered to achieve them. With his wide-ranging experiences, Laurent knows first hand that small gestures, when they are added up, can be a powerful force for helping young people persevere in their education and throughout life.
In 2016, to take tangible action to help youth stay in school, he created the Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Foundation, whose goal is to highlight the importance of striking a balance between sports, arts, and studies. Encouraging physical activity and creativity are indeed fundamental to youth development and are major factors in their educational success.
We are so pleased that through his dedication to young people, Laurent will help us promote the campaign and mobilize Quebecers around the success of our youth.