Association Nationale des Étudiantes et des Étudiants du Québec (ANEEQ)

ANEQ's 1975 founding conference - Congrès de fondation de l'ANEQ 1975

ANEQ’s 5th conference at La Pocatière, January 1976 – 5e congrès de l’ANEQ à La Pocatière, janvier 1976

Formed in March 1975 to replace the defunct Union Générale des Étudiants du Québec (UGEQ), l’Association Nationale des Étudiants du Québec’s goal was to “promote and defend students’ interests.” Students from 51 CEGEPs, universities and private colleges gathered at l’Université Laval on March 22, 1975 at what became ANEQ’s founding conference. During that conference, 29 student associations (24 CEGEPS associations and 5 university associations) joined the ranks of the newly formed “national” student association (in Quebec, organizations such as the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec or FEUQ are referred to as “national student associations” instead of provincial student organization) which amounted to approximately 75,000 members. In May 1980, during its 12th conference, ANEQ feminized its name: Association National des Étudiants et des Étudiantes du Québec (ANEEQ ou ANÉÉQ).

In 1984, following two and half years of extensive research, Pierre Bélanger published one of the most comprehensive works on the history of the Quebec student movement: Le mouvement étudiant québécois : son passé, ses revendications et ses luttes (1960-1983) [download the smaller file (8.9 MB) of the book here].

I would like to thank Julien Royal, a staff person at the Association générale étudiante du Cégep du Vieux Montréal for providing me with many of these documents.

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

  • André Gagnon

    Cette photo ne provient pas du congrès de fondation de l’ANEQ, mais de son 5e congrès tenu à La Pocatière en janvier 1976. J’y étais. 😉

    • Merci beaucoup pour cette clarification M. Gagnon. Je vais corriger cette information. Aimerais-tu discuter de votre expérience au sein de l’ANEQ?