CLC UPDATES, MAY 2019
UPCOMING EVENTS & REPORTING DEADLINES
May 15th - Deadline to apply for Kitchen Brigades Grant
May 17th - Deadline to report on Health & Wellbeing Grant
CONGRATULATIONS TO LA TUQUE CLC!
The team from La Tuque CLC competed in the regional quarterfinals of Les Brigades culinaires (aka Kitchen Brigades) and won 1st place! They now move on to the semi-finals in Longueuil on May 17th. Hope to see you at the finals on May 26th!
GRANT! BRIGADES 2019-2020
Are students at your high school interested in taking part in the Kitchen Brigades Program? Apply for a grant to kick the program off in 2019-2020.
NEW TOOLS! SURVEYS AND INFOGRAPHICS FOR FAMILIES AND STAFF
-How Schools Promote Family Engagement: Six types of involvement
-Family Engagement for Parents: How families make a difference
-From Involvement to Engagement: Tips for schools
-Survey for families
-Survey for Staff on Parent Engagement
Download the new tools and resources from your CDA Toolbox: https://www.learnquebec.ca/family-engagement-and-support
PARENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY (MONTREAL AREA)
As part of a larger conference about Managing Anxiety, AMCAL Family Services is hosting a workshop for parents called ‘Interrupting the Patterns of Anxiety: Skills We Can (and Should!) Teach Our Children’. The workshop will take place at Concordia University on May 23rd from 7PM to 9PM. Help spread the word to families in your community by sharing the attached poster.
PARENT WORKSHOP RESOURCE: KAREN DELAGE, FAMILY-LIFE EDUCATOR
The PRT often gets requests for a resource who can offer workshops to parents on various topics. Karen Delage is a Family-Life Educator who has worked with a number of the English school boards and CLC schools to offer workshops which will help empower parents with education and skill acquisition on topics surrounding teen developmental changes, role adaptations and effective relational techniques. Karen has worked with both the Riverside and New Frontiers school boards. Contact Karen Delage (514-575-5591 / firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES CONTEST
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 help your community get active! https://community.participaction.com/?lang=en&_ga=2.96163160.539767715.1549295033-528206050.1529510415
CLC - Updates April 2019
CLC UPDATES, APRIL 2019
April 05 - Deadline to apply to Canada Post Foundation
April 05 & 11 - SEL Webinars
April 17 - Virtual Exchange for Extended Model CLCs
April 24 - CDA Launchpad #4
April 30 - QAHN contest deadline
May 03 - Community Garden Institute
May 08 - Early Childhood Virtual Exchange
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
SCHOOL-COMMUNITY GARDEN INSTITUTE - MAY 3 (REGISTER BY APRIL 22)
LEARN and McGill are hosting the 1st annual School-Community Garden Institute on Friday, May 3rd, 9:30-3pm at McGill University.
The institute will include examples of school-community gardens across Quebec, visits to the McGill Garden, beehives, and composters, hands-on activities like making self-watering containers and saving seeds, curriculum mapping activities and examples of good pedagogical practice in science, ELA, and FLS, and so much more! Ideal for teachers, school staff, principals and community partners working to build or maintain a sustainable school-community garden.
Please note - The School-Community Garden Institute is free, but participants are responsible for transportation costs and release time from schools. Register by April 22: bit.ly/LEARNgarden
VIRTUAL EXCHANGE: WORKING WITH MULTIPLE SCHOOLS - APRIL 17 @ 10:15 AM
In this session, CDAs will have a chance to share effective practices for maintaining communication with multiple (busy!) school principals and tips and tricks for sustaining programs with minimal CDA support.
2019 HERITAGE ESSAY CONTEST: The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network is looking for hometown history! They are offering students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 prizes for the best true stories about remarkable people, events and traditions from Quebec’s past.
2019 HERITAGE PHOTO CONTEST: QAHN is pleased to announce the 8th edition of its annual Heritage Photo Contest. This contest is open to students enrolled in English-language high schools in the province of Quebec.
More details on the QAHN website: http://qahn.org/print/kids-heritage-essay-contest
TEACHER SURVEY: CALLING ALL CSL PROJECT LEADERS!
Did a teacher or community partner in your CLC School lead an amazing Community Service Learning project? It’s time to start celebrating! We want to hear all about it!
This short survey is a great way to interview the project leader to capture information about the Community Service Learning (CSL) project helping you and the PRT celebrate what was accomplished and write a short piece for the governing board, school board and project funders/stakeholders.
CANADA POST FOUNDATION (DEADLINE APRIL 5TH)
Grants of 1K to 25K intended to support education, community and health initiatives.
UPDATED GRANT LISTS AND GRANT-WRITING INFORMATION
Start planning for next school year by consulting a list of upcoming and annual grant opportunities recently added to the CDA toolbox!
CLC - Updates March 2019
CLC UPDATES, MARCH 2019
IT’S MARCH MONITORING MONTH!
As you know, the third quarter deadline to fill in and submit your OMR (Online Monitoring Report) is Friday, March 15th. Here are some of the tools available to help you track, monitor and communicate the projects, programs, and partnerships happening in CLC schools.
ONLINE MONITORING REPORT (OMR) - DUE MARCH 15TH
Click here to access the OMR tool. You will need your LEARN username and password to access the tool. Contact your PRT rep if you need your login information. Once updated, download a copy of the report and submit it to your principal(s), school board and PRT representatives.
TRACKING PROJECTS HAPPENING IN CLC SCHOOL(S)
Do you tend to input your activities in batches? Are multiple people in multiple schools working on CLC projects? The Project Trackermay be for you!
MAKING SENSE OF THE REPORTS
An infographic is a great communication tool to share the most relevant information (i.e., indicators) in a visual style with the larger community. You can access the editable infographic template through your CLC’s google resource folder. Contact your PRT rep to request access. If you do use the OMR Infographic, don't forget to send us a copy too!
WAIT, WHAT ARE INDICATORS AGAIN?
Glad you asked. There is a monitoring and evaluation cheat-sheet that is now available in the CDA Toolbox online! It explains the why and the how of monitoring and relates directly to some of the data currently being gathered in the OMR.
A few more items of note...
DO YOU HAVE A SIGNED SERVICE AGREEMENT?
New Tool! Lay a strong foundation for partnerships using the Service Agreement Template. Service agreements can help to clarify expectations, roles and responsibilities in joint ventures with a partner or service provider.
ACCESS PAST CLC UPDATES ON OUR WEBSITE
CLC-Updates are being archived on the LEARN website! Be sure to check out last month’s CLC-Update for ongoing events and grant opportunities!
SHARING RESOURCES AND LEADS
Do you have a resource or a funding lead to share with the CLC network? Send it to PRT@learnquebec.ca. It could be featured in an upcoming CLC Update newsletter.
CLC NETWORK ON FACEBOOK
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.
If you have not visited in a while, or you are not often on social media, be sure to click on Notifications (in the group) to get notified when new posts (resources, grants, events) are shared in the group. (Please note that participation in the Facebook group is optional.)
CLC - Updates February 2019
CLC UPDATES, FEBRUARY 2019
• 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)
STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK SHOUT-OUT
Share your appreciation of a staff member by sending a shout-out: https://www.learnquebec.ca/teacher-appreciation
STUDENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
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!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
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: https://goo.gl/forms/QkV7rvcgNAtGn0Vz2
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 https://parkpeople.ca/parkgrants/
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 https://community.participaction.com/?lang=en&_ga=2.96163160.539767715.1549295033-528206050.1529510415
CLC - Updates January 2019
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)
STUDENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There are no spaces left for this school year but it’s never too soon to register for 2019-2020!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
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.
CLC NETWORK ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CLCLeaders/