Every month, LEARN's Provincial Resource Team shares information with CDAs about upcoming events, grant opportunities, professional development opportunities, educational resources and more.  Missed a month? You can find the updates here.



• Feb 3-9: Suicide Prevention Week

• Feb 5:  Working with multiple schools (virtual exchange) 

• Feb 13: A Day in the Life of a CEGEP Student (student info session)

• Feb 15: Bright Beginnings Webinar & Early Childhood Virtual Exchange (sign up below)

• Feb 20: The Power of Parents (Fb Live event)


Share your appreciation of a staff member by sending a shout-out:


La faune et vous – Programme éducatif

Program for grade 6. Comes with a teacher’s guide, recommended activities, and an in-person visit from a forestry agent (Agent de protection de la faune). Details on the Qc government website. 

Thank you to Jayne Doddridge from Valcartier Elementary for sharing this resource!

Peche en Herbe (Young Sport Fishers)

Program for kids 9 to 12 years old. Rural and Urban, Winter and Summer programs. Participants receive a fishing rod and license valid until 18 years old. Details on the Fondation de la faune website

Thank you to Jeff Reed from La Tuque High School for sharing this resource!


Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Framework Webinar and Exchange

CHSSN and LEARN are hosting a webinar to present the Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Framework, followed by a Virtual Exchange with participants. CDAs, Transition officers and Early Childhood consultants and practitioners working in CLC schools are also welcome. Please sign up here:


TD Park People Grants (Montreal Only)

TD Park People Grants will provide $2000 to groups from Montreal to help make community events happen in green spaces. The 2019 application deadline is March 4, 2019. Grant recipients will be announced mid-April and events will begin the Saturday before Earth Day (April 20) and continue until New Year’s Eve. You can find details at

ParticipACTION - Community Better Grant

Want to win the title of Canada's Most Active Community? Hold a ParticipACTION Community Better program or event between May 31st and June 16th, 2019, and be eligible for a grant between $250 - $1000 to help with gear, promotion, instruction and more! Apply now to also receive a free event toolkit (while quantities last!) to help make your event even better. The application deadline is March 1st, 2019, so apply today! You can find application details at

CLC-Updates January 2019




Jan 14: Suicide Prevention Conference Call (see below for details)

Jan 16: CDA launchpad (virtual exchange for new CDAs, focused on Grant Writing

Jan 23: Family Engagement (virtual exchange)

Feb 3-9: Suicide Prevention Week

Feb 5:  Working with multiple schools (virtual exchange

Feb 13: A Day in the Life of a CEGEP Student (student info session)



A Day in the Life of a CEGEP Student (Feb. 13th)

Vanier College, in partnership with LEARN, will be hosting a virtual information session for secondary 4-5 students on February 13th from 12:00PM to 1:15PM.  The session is intended to support transitions to CEGEP by demystifying the experience. Check out the attached poster for more detail. Click here to confirm your school’s participation - space is limited!

Join the CPF Virtual Choir - It's easy!

The 2019 edition of the Canadian Parents for French’s Virtual Choir is accepting recordings of this year’s song, “L’hyme à l’amitié,” until February 5th, 2019. Through this activity, students are encouraged to use their second language in a creative way. This year, they have simplified the process: Contact Chelsea Craig to get a copy of the song. Practice the song and when you are ready, record your students on a phone or tablet (held horizontally). Submit your video (by dropbox/link) before February 5th.
For more information, or to register your school please contact Chelsea Craig at

Social & Emotional Skills Workshops - (2019-2020 school year)

Did you know that trained facilitators from Big Brother & Big Sisters of Greater Montreal can offer free workshops to elementary and high school students in the greater Montreal area (we’re talking to you LBPSB, EMSB, RSB, HA, NFSB, SWLSB)?  

Tell me a Storyis a 7-part thematic workshop series for elementary students, where facilitators use storytelling as a springboard to discuss subjects like honesty, perseverance, friendship, intimidation and more. 

High school students can take part in select workshops about communication and conflict resolution, self-esteem, managing stress, cyber-intimidation and healthy relationships. 

To learn more, see attachments.  To sign up, contact Melanie Blanchette at 514-842-9715 ext. 331 or by email at There are no spaces left for this school year but it’s never too soon to register for 2019-2020!  



Introduction to Suicide Prevention Week and the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS)

CHSSN is partnering with the Association Québécoise de prevention du suicide (AQPS) in order to help promote suicide prevention week (Feb 3 – 9)to the English-speaking community across the province. They have invited Jérôme Gaudreault and Catherine Rioux from the AQPS to speak with you directly.  At this time, you will be provided with the most up to date information tools and resources available in English with hopes that you participate in the week's activities and possibly promote the cause of suicide prevention in your regions. 
The conference call will be on January 14th at 10am.  Coordinates for the call are 1 866 827 6872 and the code is 6312513.


Community Health & Social Services Grant (due Jan 25)- CLCs can apply to the Provincial Resource Team for 1K to 3K to develop or build upon programs or activities that promote Social & Emotional Learning competencies among youth and families.Click here for more details. 

Bird Protection Quebec (due Feb 28) - Students love learning about wildlife inside and outside of the classroom! To support environmental education initiatives, BPQ is encouraging schools in the CLC network to apply for grants.Grant money can be used to fund things like birding workshops, guided field trips, binoculars, materials to build birdhouses and more.   

Did you know? We have a Facebook Group for CLC Community Leaders. Currently, it is a closed group and you must request access to join: