The Employment Services Centre launched this scholarship program to counter youth exodus from Prescott and Russell to large urban areas and to ensure workforce succession planning for high-demand trades and professions in our region.

The Centre will invest $250,000 from 2018 to 2022 in this scholarship program. The project will award 10 annual scholarships of $5,000 each to students attending Prescott and Russell high schools. The grant is payable in at least two instalments.

The scholarship is intended for high school graduates pursuing post-secondary studies. It provides them with financial incentives to return to the region for summer employment and at the end of their studies to practise their trade or profession. The program is in partnership with school boards operating in Prescott and Russell (Conseil des écoles publiques de l’est de l’Ontario, Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and Upper Canada District School Board).

Students may apply for a Job Succession Scholarship at their participating Prescott and Russell school during the predetermined time period and by following the established procedure.

Through this initiative, we are ensuring a qualified workforce for our local businesses while contributing to a sustainable economic development for our region.

2021 Edition

The recruitment period for sponsors of the 2021 Edition was open until March 19, 2021. Again this year, the 12 Prescott and Russell high schools and the Education and Training Centers from Eastern Ontario are participating in the project.

If you are interested in contributing to the success of a young person from our region, please contact us so that we can keep your name in file and invite you to contribute to our next edition of the scholarship. For Prescott,  contact Murielle Huneault Pilon (613.632.0179) and for Russell, contact France Gareau (613.446.4189).

We thank you in advance for your support towards the youth of Prescott and Russell.

Job Succession Scholarship, 2020 Edition

The Job Succession Scholarship, 2020 edition, again included the 12 high schools in the Prescott and Russell territory and the Education and Training Centers of Eastern Ontario. For this edition, 2 succession builders have joined forces with the Center to each offer a scholarship: Desjardins and the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.

Thus, 12 scholarships were awarded this year to as many young high school graduates heading for post-secondary studies. The year 2020 will certainly have been a special year due to the pandemic. The presentation of the winners and the granting of scholarships to our young graduates could not be done as usual through a press conference. In order to make our young people shine, the Center has therefore decided to produce a video that presents them all to you, and that we invite you to watch and share.

2020 Sponsors

The Employment Services Centre is proud to present the sponsors of the 2020 Job Succession Scholarship.The Employment Services Centre is proud to present the sponsors of the 2020 Job Succession Scholarship.

A collaboration that will ensure the return of our young qualified and specialized workforce to Prescott and Russell.

Collective efforts that contribute to the sustainable economic development of our region.

Thanks for your contribution to employment succession in our region!

Desjardins Ontario Credit Union

Desjardins Ontario Credit Union has 130,000 members in Ontario with a business volume of over $ 15 billion. It has 650 employees across the province, including 200 in Eastern Ontario. In keeping with our goal of making a significant contribution to local activities, Desjardins Ontario Credit Union is a major player in community development. We support many organizations and a multitude of major projects.

Each year, various local organizations benefit from the cooperative difference and support of their financial institution.

The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH)

The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) provides compassionate, safe and quality patient care to the residents of Prescott-Russell in Eastern Ontario and surrounding areas.

HGH is a bilingual, 100-bed community hospital providing a full range of programs and services from its main campus in Hawkesbury and two satellite centres in Clarence-Rockland and Casselman.

HGH counts on its 115 physicians, 775 employees and 120 volunteers to meet the changing needs of the community.

HGH is recognized for its culture of compassion, its spirit of innovation and its drive for excellence in patient care.

In May 2015, HGH received Accreditation Canada’s highest ranking: Accredited with Exemplary Standing.

HGH remains at the forefront of developments in healthcare and is very proud of its teaching affiliations with the University of Ottawa and La Cité community college.


Previous Editions


We brought many changes to the Job Succession Scholarship Program in 2019, including the participation of 12 high schools and Centres d’éducation et de formation de l’Est ontarien, all located within the Prescott and Russell territory. For the first time, local businesses were also invited to contribute financially to the program.

Consequently, we awarded 16 scholarships to high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education. Among them, four scholarships came from local employers. These workforce succession builders are Elpa (Ontario) Incorporated, Physiothérapie Plantagenet, Groupe Convex and Contak, Staffing Solutions. The Centre provided the 12 other scholarships, including 2 from 2018.

We wish to thank all succession builders and partners who believe in the potential of this younger generation.

Targeted Profession, trade

  • Physiotherapy
  • Marketing and Medias
  • Nutrition, Physical Activities
  • Nurse
  • Biochemestry, Medecin
  • Construction and Building Techniques
  • Entrepreneurial Succession
  • Medecin
  • Criminology
  • Farm management
  • Counseling
  • Heavy Duty and Farm Equipment Mechanics
  • Education
  • Physiotherapy
  • Education
  • Agriculture

2019 Sponsors