The Marois government has presented its white paper on youth policies that it says deals with the new reality of Quebec's youth and aging population.
The paper contains a series of plans such as a Katimavik-style paid community service project, a pilot project for daycares in higher education institutions for parents who've returned to their studies and polling stations at CEGEPs and universities. The goal is to get these projects off the ground starting next year.
The government would also decide through public consultations how to best spend the $480-million set aside for the youth policies.
Marois also ruled out any tuition increases, saying they'd be indexed according to family income.
"I think the young people want to (achieve) their dreams and I think it's the responsibility of our society to help these young people to have a good education, to be able to go to work in a place where they are well, where they know their skills very well," Marois told a news conference.
"Young people are not at the same place they were 10 or 20 years ago."
Marois defended the timing of this announcement and others by her ministers this week, dismissing speculation of a pending election call. She said many of these plans have been in the works for a long time.