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"A guidance-oriented approach is a concerted approach by a school team and its partners, in which objectives are set and services (individual and collective), tools and pedagogical activities implemented to guide students in their identity development and career planning. These activities and services are integrated into the school’s success plan and its educational project; they are not simply a series of isolated actions in which the school team is not closely involved" (Making Dreams Come True: Achieving Success Through the Guidance-Oriented Approach, MEQ, 2002, p.18, emphasis added).

The GOAL Post

The GOAL Post* newsletter/blog highlights exciting GOAL-related activities in schools and in the community. As well, The GOAL Post contains a wealth of information on the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC).

*The GOAL Post is published by the GOAL Network, in collaboration with MEES’ Direction des services à la communauté anglophone, and is funded by MEES, through contributions from the Canada-Québec Agreement on Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction. Go to site

Secondary Teaching and Learning Tools

Teaching and Learning Tools are resources developed by LEARN, the GOAL Network, and the GOAL teaching community.

GOAL Shared Content

In this section, GOAL "unofficial" lesson plans developed by our educational community will be posted. 

Developing your own GOAL curriculum is an achievable undertaking. It can be accomplished: 

• by working together with those in your educational and larger community 
• by integrating materials and resources from the other sections found on this Web site into your existing classroom curriculum
• by a willingness to share your expertise with others 
• by building on what is already successful in your classroom and at your school 

Your GOAL coordinator at your school board is willing to assist you.

As an educational community, we have so much to share and learn from each other. Please send your lesson plans or other useful Web sites to us by contacting us.

Content Sharing Template Download 

The Real Game (TRG)

Teacher Talk for The Real Game: This document permits teachers to implement the REAL GAME content in accordance with the QEP. It provides ideas on the main sessions to focus on within time sensitive implementation. Download 

Professional Learning

MEES Workshop for Resource Team Board Members: Elementary Cycle Three Implementation

Members of your board's ACGC resource team attended ministry workshops on October 19 & 26 regarding ACGC implentation in Elementary Cycle Three. The presentation will be available in English shortly; meanwhile, the French version is now available. Download 

For more information, contact Marsha.Gouett@education.gouv.qc.ca.

Webinar (Veilleux/Doyle)

This webinar to share some of the specifics of implementation, facilitated by Joanne Veilleux and Yvon Doyle, took place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Download .

2017 – 2018 GOAL Network Meeting Dates

November 15, 2017: James Lyng High School, 5440 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1T9 (514-846-8814) Time: 9:30 to 3:30.

September 19, 2017: (Zenlive)

Winter 2018: LCEEQ (accepting proposals as of June 11, 2017)

The theme of the 2018 LCEEQ Annual Conference is The Thinking Classroom. February 2018. Go to site   

Winter 2017: LCEEQ

The 2017 LCEEQ Annual Conference: When Diversity & Technology in the Classroom Converge was held on February 13 – 14, 2017 at the Sheraton Laval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary Curated Resources

Curated resources are helpful, vetted, external resouces (not developed by LEARN, our teaching community, or MEES).

Secondary Cycle One

  • Self Knowledge

    • Career Cruising CCSpringboard: ccSpringboard is the foundation of Career Cruising's ccEngage solution. It features a wealth of tools, rich content, and interactive assessments that get students thinking about, and making plans for, their future. Go to site
    • The Real Game (Grades 7-8): New online components make delivering the program easy and more engaging for facilitators, and enable students to access online components like Wish List, After Work,Slice of Life, Reality Check, Realizing My Dreams, and more anytime, anywhere. Go to site
    • Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS) Self Assessment and Know Yourself Go to site Also on the ALIS CAREERinsite link go to a section called Know Yourself. Go to site
  • Knowledge of the World of School

    • Emploi Québec: Making the Right Career Choice and The World of School. The following sections provide access to various resources that can help you make decisions. Go to site
    • Schoolfinder Career Quiz: Students can do Step 1: Take the Quiz and Step 2: Identify Your Career Options. Go to site
    • Ontario Skills Passport (OSP): Ontario Ministry of Education. Left side menu has a section "For Teachers." The last item on the list is "Resources and Links." Go to site
    • Math in Action (Math By Design): Cake Artistry video clip. See how basic cake batter turns into an artistic masterpiece. Frederick County cake designer Amanda Shafer uses measurement, transformation and proportional reasoning to create a decadent four-tiered treat. Go to site
    • Math in Action (Math By Design): Sculpture video clip. Meet modern art sculptor Mary Ann Mears and see how she uses everyday math to design and construct models, calculate amounts and costs of materials and place her contemporary creations in cities and gardens. Go to site
    • Math in Action (Math By Design): Architecture video clip. Explore the intersection of engineering and art with architect Eric Beck! Observe how he uses geometry and measurement to design buildings and create budgets. Go to site
    • Math in Action (Math By Design): Urban Planning video clip. See how the environment we live in affects how we live, learn and play! Urban planner Dr. Alex Chen explains how he uses math and digital technology to determine the location and amenities within neighborhoods and cities. Go to site
    • Math in Action (Math By Design): Landscape Architecture video clip. Learn how landscape designer Om Khurjekar uses measurement and symmetry to design and integrate a new terrace into the architecture of Loyola University. Go to site
  • Knowledge of the World of Work

    • Let's Talk Science Challenge: (Montreal/McGill 2017) The Let’s Talk Science Challenge is a team-based, competitive enrichment event for Grades 6-8 students that takes places each Spring. Go to site
    • Engineer in Residence: (Professional Engineers Ontario) Engineer-in-Residence (EIR) is an innovative, volunteer-based program dedicated to inspiring young people in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Volunteer engineers come to classrooms from kindergarten to grade twelve. Teachers may browse this program for ideas that they might implement in their region. Go to site
    • CurioCity (STEM) Careers and Career Profiles: CurioCity by Let’s Talk Science  promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Coming soon on the Careers page is a link for "Educator Resources." Go to site CurioCity also has 23 pages of career profiles, which can be filtered by Category (Biology, Chemistry etc.). Go to site
    • Science.gc.ca: Government of Canada, Educational Resources include Ask a Scientist and Activity Book. Search by Type of Resource (Activities, General Resources, Lesson Plans) or by Educational Level (Elementary School, High School) and find Information for Teachers. The updated version of the Activity Book includes 23 experiments and activities from many different departments and agencies within the Government of Canada. This new version accommodates different age groups and skill levels. Go to site
    • Scientists in School (SIS): SIS is dedicated to helping Kindergarten to Grade 8 students become 'scientists in their school', catalyzing long-lasting interest in science, technology, math, environmental stewardship and engineering and potentially encouraging future careers in science-related fields. Visit the Kidz Lab and For Teachers. Go to site
    • BioTalent Canada: BioTalent Canada is the HR partner of Canada’s bio-economy. As an HR expert and national non-profit organization, BioTalent Canada focuses on building partnerships and skills for Canada’s bio-economy to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people. Go to site   See Career Tools Go to site   and the Biotechnology Learning Continuum to Integrate biotechnology into Grade 7 to 12 curriculum. Go to site
    • Canadian Space Agency - Educational Resources: Bring space to your classroom, and encourage your students' interest in science, math and technology. Includes elementary and secondary level resources. Go to site
    • NASA For Educators: Visit the NASA Space Link, an aeronautic and space resource library, to find exciting on-line activities, curriculum support materials, career information resources and more. Your class can even be part of NASA activities by joining a virtual NASA team here on earth -- Earth Crew. Go to site
    • Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF): Click on "Students" for "Opportunities for Students to Take Action" for  a potential GOAL activity. Go to site
    • +Plus Magazine: Living Mathematics - Career Library. An internet magazine which aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics. Plus provides articles and podcasts on any aspect of mathematics, covering topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport, a news section, reviews of popular maths books, and puzzles. Plus has a regular interview with someone in a maths-related career, showing the wide range of uses maths gets put to in the real world. Go to site
    • Virtual Museum of Canada: A wealth of information developed by the museum community and Department of Canadian Heritage. Go to the Teachers' Centre for "Learning Resources" (browse by grade) and "Lesson Plans." Go to site
    • Statistics Canada: Teachers' Guide to Data Discovery: Supports both elementary and secondary teachers in helping students develop basic statistical skills. It provides teachers with specific instructions on: finding interesting and grade-appropriate Canadian datasets; choosing appropriate graphs for different kinds of data; calculating basic statistical measures, with or without statistical software. Research skills will help students explore and gather information on Self-knowledge, School, and Work. Go to site
    • Emploi Québec: Making the Right Career Choice: The following sections provide access to various resources that can help students make decisions: * Identify your interests, strengths, needs and expectations. * Fill out the questionnaire on the Get to Know Yourself page. * Choose a trade or occupation that's right for you. * Use our exploratory tools to get all the facts on labour market trends, job prospects and non-traditional careers. * See the Explore a Trade or Occupation page. Go to site
    • Career Cruising: Profiles of different careers, multimedia interviews with people in careers, and career search tools based on interests. Requires a paid site license to access and is used by schools, libraries and other agencies. Find out if this resource is available through your school or visit the site for more information. Go to site Check out Career Cruising K-12. Go to site
    • The Real Game (Secondary Cycle I): TRG Series is a set of four world-class programs designed to bring real life to the classroom. All programs use teaching strategies and engaging, interactive, role-playing exercises to make career exploration relevant and fun. The development, piloting and implementation of TRG Series has involved thousands of students, teachers, parents, administrators and researchers in every Canadian province and territory. Go to site
    • Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS) for Educators/Counsellors: ALIS has comprehensive information on careers, learning and employment. Go to site
    • Vocational Information Centre (VIC): VIC contains a list of links to Career Activities and Vocational Lessons Plans. Give yourself time when searching through this web site. Some of the links are to lesson plans developed by teachers while others are available through publishers. Also, you must access the link before you determine whether it is suitable for an elementary, secondary or adult sector. It is worth the effort. Go to site
  • GOAL and Entrepreneurship

    • Québec Youth Secretariat / Le Secrétariat à la jeunesse: Le Secrétariat à la jeunesse partners with various organization to promote and support youth entrepreneurship in Québec. Go to site 
    • Défi Osentreprendre (formerly the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest): Student participants must be Québec residents and be enrolled in a public or private educational institution recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducationet de l'Enseignementsupérieur. All project participants must be students. A student may participate in more than one entrepreneurial project entered in the same edition of the Challenge. A school staff member or a member of the community must be named as project coordinator. The completed electronic registration must be officially submitted to the OSEntreprendreChallenge no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2018 date to be confirmed. Go to site  
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurial Culture: Project Development Guide for Teachers: The project development guide provides a range of tools to assist teachers in their task and to understand the objectives for projects submitted under the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest and the Introduction to Entrepreneurship Measure. This is a complement to the administrative. Go to site  
    • Entrepreneurship Education: A Toolkit: Developed by the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi - Notre Dame de Grace in collaboration with community partners, this toolkit is designed for educators who wish to do project based activities in their classrooms. Activities can be catered for all levels of teaching and can be directly linked to GOAL. The activities can be carried out in any subject, during class or after school. en/content/goal/documents/finaltoolkit.pdf
    • Québec National Entrepreneurship Day (RCJEQ): La journée nationale de la culture entrepreneuriale is organized by the Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec (RCJEQ) as part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. NED has been held annually on November 16 and is dedicated to promoting youth entrepreneurship. Go to site  
    • Glambition Entrepreneurship -  Montreal: Glambition Entrepreneurship - Montreal aims to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in girls between the ages of 12 and 17. During a day of interactive activities,150 participants across the Island of Montreal have the opportunity to exchange with women entrepreneurs who've led inspiring career paths! Facebook: Go to site  Website: Go to site 
    • Green Apple School Program (Metro and Super C Grocery Stores): The goal of the updated Green Apple School Program is to encourage Québec students to adopt healthy eating habits by participating in a project that will have a positive impact on their home, school or community. Metro will invest $1 million by awarding $1,000 grants to elementary and high schools in Quebéc. Application deadline is March 31. Go to site  
    • Action Research for Community Problem Solving (AR:CPS) Approach: PEEC (Program/Education/Environmental/Citizenship): Developed by Claude Poudrie, the AR:CPS approach advocates a citizenship education learning strategy, which leads students to take concrete actions in their communities, given that the strategy is geared toward having them solve a real problem by developing and then implementing an action plan. Go to site  
    • BDC Entrepreneurial Potential Self-Assessment Quiz: The BDC (Business Development Canada) is the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. The " Entrepreneur's Toolkit" includes the self-assessment quiz, which consists of 50 questions. Business templates and other resources are all free. Go to site  
    • Ashoka Canada Changemaker Schools: Ashoka has evolved from promoting and supporting social entrepreneurship to developing Changemakers - "fellows" who are capable of taking creative action to solve a social problem. Ashoka Canada launched a Changemaker School program in 2016 and intends to build awareness of the importance of empathy, collaborative problem-solving, creativity and leadership skills in K-12 education. Go to site  
    • GoVenture: (Commercial + Free materials) GoVenture is one of the original and most widely used series of educational games and simulations in the world. Over a decade in the making, GoVenture represents the future of learning: experiential, social, and gamified.
    • Entrepreneur (Run a restaurant, clothing store, or sporting good store): Go to site 
    • Micro Business (Run a mobile business cart — sell food, jewelry, electronics, and more): Go to site 
    • Entrepreneur Board Game: Go to site 
    • Dragon's Den Blog: This popular CBC series features aspiring entrepreneurs who pitch their ideas to celebrity investors. The Dragon's Den Blog includes valuable articles on what makes a successful entrepreneur. The episodes, the pitches, and other relevant links can be accessed through the blog. Students can gain ideas for pitching their projects, practice pitching, and develop confidence. Go to site  
    • Bizworld (Friendship Bracelets): (Commercial, USA) Bizworld teaches children the basics of entrepreneurship, business, and finance in a hands-on manner. This project-based learning program gives children the opportunity to learn first hand how to start and operate their own business. Working in teams of six, students start, fund, and run their own company in the friendship bracelet industry (grade 3 through grade 8). Go to site  
    • EntreEd (National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education) K-12 USA: For teachers and others who help students all ages find their own entrepreneurial opportunities. EntreEd champions entrepreneurship education and provides advocacy, leadership, networking, technical assistance, and resources nationally across all levels and disciplines of education, promoting quality practices and programs. EntreEd states that entrepreneurship provides a viable answer to many issues related to opportunities for women and minorities, disaffected youth, rural economic development, global competition, unemployment, invention and innovation, financial literacy, and application of core subjects. Go to site  

Secondary Cycle Two

  • Self Knowledge

    • The Real Game: The new Be Real Game Digital Edition which is now the high school and post-secondary program in The Real Game Series. For more information visit: ccTheRealGame. Go to site 
    • The Students Commission (formerly TG and Teen Generation) - Student leadership opportunities. The Students Commission mission is to help young people put their ideas for improving themselves, their communities and their world into action. The SC is The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement, which networks academics, youth organizations and young people together to provide research and training to improve youth programs and youth engagement in Canada. Go to site 
    • Emploi Quebec: Making the Right Career Choice: Here you will find a "get to know yourself" questionnaire. Explore a trade or occupation (Trades and occupations of special interest; Internships and Job shadowing). Information about courses of study and the school system. Go to site 
    • Explore Careers by Skills and Knowledge (Government of Canada): Students can use the checklist to explore jobs or career options that match their skills and knowledge. For optimal results, they should select 15 to 25 items. Go to site 
    • Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. Commercial: "Canada’s leading comprehensive provider of the most widely cited, highly regarded, and innovative assessments and resources in the fields of career and self-understanding/personal growth." Go to site 
    • Excellence in Science/Concours Excelle Science (MEES): The Excellence in Science contest showcases the determination and hard work of women enrolled in a bachelor’s program in pure or applied sciences that leads to a career in a traditionally male-dominated occupation. Students can hear the candidates talk about what motivates them and their future projects. Go to site 
    • Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS) Self Assessment and Know Yourself. Go to site  Also on the CAREERinsite link go to a section called Know Yourself. Go to site 
    • Smart Options: This student resource book has descriptions of each of the eight intelligences (smarts), checklists for profiling smarts, exercises showing how smarts can be applied to career exploration, and suggestions for building smarts. The 52-page Facilitator's Guide has step-by-step directions for facilitators. Go to site 
  • Knowledge of the World of School

    • Emploi Québec: Making the Right Career Choice and The World of School. The following sections provide access to various resources that can help you make decisions. Go to site
    • Schoolfinder Career Quiz: Students can do Step 1: Take the Quiz and Step 2: Identify Your Career Options. Go to site
    • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC): AUCC represents 97 public and private not-for-profit universities and university degree-level colleges across Canada. Here students can find a university/college within Canada in a program of their choice. Go to site
    • Ontario Skills Passport (OSP): Ontario Ministry of Education. Left side menu has a section "For Teachers." The last item on the list is "Resources and Links." Go to site
    • Ontario Colleges: Information on the 28 public colleges across Ontario and where their campuses are located.  Search from thousands of programs. Go to site
    • Alberta Learning Information Services ALIS's Occupations and Educational Programs (OCCinfo) is your one stop source for up-to-date information on Alberta's occupations, educational programs and schools. Go to site
    • University of Northern California: This site from the University of Northern California answers the question "what can I do with a major in ...". For students to explore. Go to site
    • Firestarters: 100 Job Profiles to Inspire Young Women by Kelly Beatty, Dale Salvaggio Bradshaw (Commercial: book for purchase) Firestarters is an inspiring book that describes interesting professions and fascinating new careers in an informative and positive format. Firestarters uses a fun, personal approach to feature five important themes: balancing life and career, being independent, finding enjoyable work, not worrying about what others may think, and getting a degree. It includes definitions of key new terms, sidebars for reflecting on the lessons readers can draw from the profiles, and an index of job titles. Go to site

    • Math in Action (Math By Design): Cake Artistry video clip. See how basic cake batter turns into an artistic masterpiece. Frederick County cake designer Amanda Shafer uses measurement, transformation and proportional reasoning to create a decadent four-tiered treat. Go to site  
    • Math in Action (Math By Design): Sculpture video clip. Meet modern art sculptor Mary Ann Mears and see how she uses everyday math to design and construct models, calculate amounts and costs of materials and place her contemporary creations in cities and gardens. Go to site
    • Math in Action (Math By Design): Architecture video clip. Explore the intersection of engineering and art with architect Eric Beck! Observe how he uses geometry and measurement to design buildings and create budgets. Go to site
    • Math in Action (Math By Design): Urban Planning video clip. See how the environment we live in affects how we live, learn and play! Urban planner Dr. Alex Chen explains how he uses math and digital technology to determine the location and amenities within neighborhoods and cities. Go to site
    • Math in Action (Math By Design): Landscape Architecture video clip. Learn how landscape designer Om Khurjekar uses measurement and symmetry to design and integrate a new terrace into the architecture of Loyola University. Go to site
  • Knowledge of the World of Work

    • Career Connections (Insurance Industry): This Web site is part of a comprehensive program that includes career videos, brochures, profiles, a job site, curriculum-specific lesson plans for teachers and career presentations provided by industry professionals called ‘ambassadors.’ All are part of a nation-wide career awareness and insurance education program coordinated by the Insurance Institute on behalf of the insurance industry. Go to site
    • Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC): The CHRC brings together cultural workers and employers to address training, career development and other human resource issues. The CHRC works for and with all the cultural industries and arts disciplines in the cultural sector including the Live Performing Arts; Writing and Publishing; Visuals Arts and Crafts; Film, Television and Broadcasting; Digital Media; Music and Sound Recording; and Heritage. Go to site
    • Careers in Culture: This resource is found on the CHRC site. Careers in Culture leads students through what they need to know and what they need to do for a career in the arts and culture. Includes interest and aptitude quizzes. Careers in Culture also features instructions on how to create a demo or portfolio. Go to site
    • Virtual Museum of Canada: A wealth of information developed by the museum community and Department of Canadian Heritage. Go to the Teachers' Centre for "Learning Resources" (browse by grade) and "Lesson Plans." Go to site
    • Bulletin on the Arts and Culture in Quebec Schools, May 2007: Read about Arts and Culture Week in Québec; Schools 2007: It's Second Nature; Special Arts Education Projects; New Section: Arts Education; Training Session on the Cultural Dimension; Culture: A Shared Concern; Congrès 4 arts 2006: The Workshops; Profiles in Arts and Culture; Juan Sebastian Larobina: A Latin; Artist Who Makes His Home in Gaspésie; and Arts in Action. Go to site
    • Towards a Career in Digital Media (CHRC): For purchase: A successful career in Digital Media inevitably means being part of a creative team. This resource is for high school students (grade 12) in visual arts, language arts and computer science who are contemplating a career in the Digital Media industry. Through the specific learning objectives of each lesson, students come together as a simulated Digital Media team: they gain understanding of their vital individual roles in creating a DM product, and are exposed to the full range of skills needed by all players on the team. Go to site
    • Engineer in Residence (Professional Engineers Ontario): Engineer-in-Residence (EIR) is an innovative, volunteer-based program dedicated to inspiring young people in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Volunteer engineers come to classrooms from kindergarten to grade twelve. Teachers may browse this program for ideas that they might implement in their region. Go to site
    • CurioCity by Let’s Talk Science: Careers and Career Profiles. Go to site
    • CurioCity by Let’s Talk Science: For educatiors: Go to site  CurioCity also has 23 pages of career profiles, which can be filtered by Category (Biology, Chemistry etc.). Go to site
    • Educaloi - Legal Careers: Help Students Discover Legal Careers! There are a lot of careers in the field of law. Some are well-known, but others are not. In these activities, students learn about the variety of law-related jobs. Go to site
    • Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF): Click on "Students" for "Opportunities for Students to Take Action" for  a potential GOAL activity. Go to site
    • Statistics Canada: Teachers' Guide to Data Discovery: Supports both elementary and secondary teachers in helping students develop basic statistical skills. It provides teachers with specific instructions on: finding interesting and grade-appropriate Canadian datasets; choosing appropriate graphs for different kinds of data; calculating basic statistical measures, with or without statistical software. Research skills will help students explore and gather information on Self-knowledge, School, and Work. Go to site
    • Science.gc.ca: Government of Canada, Educational Resources include Ask a Scientist and Activity Book. Search by Type of Resource (Activities, General Resources, Lesson Plans) or by Educational Level (Elementary School, High School) and find Information for Teachers. The updated version of the Activity Book includes 23 experiments and activities from many different departments and agencies within the Government of Canada. This new version accommodates different age groups and skill levels. Go to site
    • BioTalent Canada: BioTalent Canada is the HR partner of Canada’s bio-economy. As an HR expert and national non-profit organization, BioTalent Canada focuses on building partnerships and skills for Canada’s bio-economy to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people. Go to site  See Career Tools: Go to site See also the Biotechnology Learning Continuum to Integrate biotechnology into Grade 7 to 12 curriculum:  Go to site
    • Canadian Space Agency - Educational Resources: Bring space to your classroom, and encourage your students' interest in science, math and technology. Includes elementary and secondary level resources. Go to site
    • NASA For Educators: Visit the NASA Space Link, an aeronautic and space resource library, to find exciting on-line activities, curriculum support materials, career information resources and more. Your class can even be part of NASA activities by joining a virtual NASA team here on earth -- Earth Crew. Go to site
    • +Plus Magazine: Living Mathematics -- Career Library: An internet magazine which aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics. Plus provides articles and podcasts on any aspect of mathematics, covering topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport, a news section, reviews of popular maths books, and puzzles. Plus has a regular interview with someone in a maths-related career, showing the wide range of uses maths gets put to in the real world. Go to site
    • Making the Right Career Choice (Emploi Québec): The following sections provide access to various resources that can help students make decisions. * Identify your interests, strengths, needs and expectations. * Fill out the questionnaire on the Get to Know Yourself page. * Choose a trade or occupation that's right for you. * Use our exploratory tools to get all the facts on labour market trends, job prospects and non-traditional careers.* See the Explore a Trade or Occupation page. Go to site
    • Developing Your Skills and Having Them Recognized (Emploi Québec): This site would be useful for senior students who are considering vocational training. Go to site
    • Inforoute FPT: Inforoute de la formation professionnelle et technique (FPT) is the premiere website for Vocational and Technical Training (VTT) in Québec. The site covers many MEES dossiers and offers a multitude of products and services directly related to the field of education. Go to site
    • "Formation Professionnelle" (clicfp)  (French): This site provides information about Vocational Training (VT / "FP") programs offered by Montreal's five school boards (three French and two English). The general information about VT/FP is relevant regardless of where one lives. Go to site
    • Careers in Trades: A collaboration between Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and SkillsCompétences Canada. "Why recommend a career in the skilled trades, and how to help students learn more about them?" Here are some resources to help you both discover and create awareness about the skilled trades: Educator's Guide, Presentations and other Resources. Go to site
    • Job Futures Québec (Service Canada): Job Futures Québec consists of information on occupations and how they are evolving in Québec. For each of the 520 occupations of the national occupation classification (NOC 2006) it contains: Statistics, Forecasts for growth and retirements, Job descriptions, The most current professional titles, The main industries that are hiring. Go to site
    • Job Bank (Service Canada): The green section includes Explore Careers and a new Career Tool. Students can search for careers by "Education Program," and/or by "Skills & Knowledge." Go to site
    • Essential Skills Defined (Government of Canada, EDSC): Definitions, typical applications and examples are outlined  to help understand each essential skill. Go to site
    • Services for Youth (Government of Canada): Links for Services for Unemployed Youth, Aboriginal Youth, Youth with disabilities, Newcomers, Find a Job, Start a Business, Youth Employment Strategy, etc. Go to site
    • Skills/Compétences Canada (S/CC): The S/CC mission is "to encourage and support a coordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth." The Government of Canada and other national and international agencies have identified and validated nine key essential skills for the workplace. S/CC also conducts programs and holds competitions throughout the year. Go to site
    • Schoolfinder Career Quiz: Your students can: Take the Quiz; Identify Your Career Options; and Research Careers & Schools. Detailed career descriptions and what each career has to offer in wages, duties and rewards. Go to site
    • Career Cruising: Profiles of different careers, multimedia interviews with people in careers, and career search tools based on interests. Requires a paid site license to access and is used by schools, libraries and other agencies. Find out if this resource is available through your school or visit the site for more information. Go to site Check out Career Cruising K-12: Go to site
    • VECTOR (Video Exploration of Careers, Transitions, Opportunities and Realities): Create an account or browse as a Guest. VECTOR is a career exploration and planning tool. A primary feature of VECTOR is the Career Video Library, which provides over 100 video vignettes profiling a wide variety of career options. Resources and a database. Go to site
    • The Real Game (Secondary Cycle II): TRG Series is a set of four world-class programs designed to bring real life to the classroom. All programs use teaching strategies and engaging, interactive, role-playing exercises to make career exploration relevant and fun. The development, piloting and implementation of The Real Game Series has involved thousands of students, teachers, parents, administrators and researchers in every Canadian province and territory. Go to site
    • La Librairie Septembre éditeur, French: Commercially produced classroom materials developed to support GOAL (approche orientante). These materials are available only in French for elementary and secondary levels. Go to site
    • Chenelière Éducation, French: "L’éditeur francophone le plus important en Amérique dans le domaine de l’éducation, du préscolaire à l’université. Go to site
    • Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS) for Educators/Counsellors: ALIS has comprehensive information on careers, learning and employment. Go to site
    • Career Bookstore online: Career Bookstore is a site "devoted to those who are seeking the most popular career resources available today." Go to site There is a youth section: Go to site
    • Health Canada -- Know the risks: Health Canada is the federal department "responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health". What are the risks associated with certain careers? Look at Environment and Workplace Health and Occupational and Health Safety. Go to site
    • The Futures Channel (STEM): The Futures Channel provides videoclips on careers and trades in science, technology, engineering and math. Go to site
    • Vocational Information Centre (VIC): VIC contains a list of links to Career Activities and Vocational Lessons Plans. Give yourself time when searching through this web site. Some of the links are to lesson plans developed by teachers while others are available through publishers. Also, you must access the link before you determine whether it is suitable for an elementary, secondary or adult sector. It is worth the effort. Go to site
    • Red Seal: The Red Seal Program is the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades. There are currently 57 designated Red Seal trades. Go to site
    • Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc.: Commercial: Canada’s leading comprehensive provider of the most widely cited, highly regarded, and innovative assessments and resources in the fields of career and self-understanding/personal growth. Go to site
    • The information mode: Educational Social and Economic Value of Informed and Considered Career Decisions. Career information, Career information systems, Career information processes, Career information networks. Mixes humour with information. PPT. Download
    • Career Trek, WorkBC: This BC site offers 95 "episodes" which are short interview videos with people who illustrate what they do in a day's work. It lists the most popular occupations, the skills required, the trends for each occupation, salary expectations, unemployment rate, education requirements and more. User friendly and fun. Go to site
    • University of Northern California: This site answers the question "what can I do with a major in ...". Students can click on an academic subject to discover applicable job titles, job and internship links, and industry information links. Go to site
    • National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science: Commercial: This site is "helping educators close the gender gap." Designed to offer US women and girls information, support and mentoring when exploring careers in these areas. Some free resources are available. Go to site
    • Career Options For Women: Commercial: Series 1 - 3 each consist of 13 videos profiling occupations in which women are underrepresented. Filmed across Canada, they are intended to raise awareness by providing insight into a wide range of leading edge careers not typically considered by females. Go to site
    • Vocational Information Centre - Girl Specific: The Vocational Information Centre contains has 3 links for girls: Careers You Can Count On, Engineer Girl and Engineer Your Life. Go to site
    • Femmes Regroupées en Options Non-Traditionnelles (FRONT) French. Women in Non-Traditional Occupations. List of online services: Solutions for networking, Information tools and references, Reflections and interventions, Networks, Mentoring, etc. Go to site
    • Mission pour la place des femmes au CNRS (French) National Center for Scientific Research/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France): The " Mission for the Place of Women at CNRS" acts as an observatory to stimulate, advise and evaluate the inclusion of gender in the overall policy of the institution. The Mission promotes scientific and technical careers for girls, among other themes. Go to site
    • Firestarters: 100 Job Profiles to Inspire Young Women by Kelly Beatty, Dale Salvaggio Bradshaw: Firestarter is an inspiring book that describes interesting professions and fascinating news careers in an informative and positive format. Firestarters uses a fun, personal approach to feature five important themes: balancing life and career, being independent, finding enjoyable work, not worrying about what others may think, and getting a degree. It includes definitions of key new terms, sidebars for reflecting on the lessons readers can draw from the profiles, and an index of job titles. Go to site
    • Glambition Entrepreneurship Montréal 7th edition: November 9, 2016: The event aims to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in girls between the ages of 12 and 17. During a day of interactive activities,150 participants across the Island of Montreal will have the opportunity to exchange with women entrepreneurs who've led inspiring career paths!
    • Facebook: Go to site Website:  Go to site
  • GOAL and Entrepreneurship (ENT)

    • Québec Youth Secretariat / Le Secrétariat à la jeunesse: Le Secrétariat à la jeunesse partners with various organization to promote and support youth entrepreneurship in Québec. Go to site 
    • Défi Osentreprendre (formerly the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest): Eligible participants: Student participants must be Québec residents and be enrolled in a public or private educational institution recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducationet de l'Enseignementsupérieur. All project participants must be students. A student may participate in more than one entrepreneurial project entered in the same edition of the Challenge. A school staff member or a member of the community must be named as project coordinator. The completed electronic registration must be officially submitted to the OSEntreprendreChallenge no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March, 2017. Date to be confirmed. Go to site 
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurial Culture: Project Development Guide for Teachers: The project development guide provides a range of tools to assist teachers in their task and to understand the objectives for projects submitted under the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest and the Introduction to Entrepreneurship Measure. This is a complement to the administrative guide. Go to site 
    • POP Index: Type "entrepreneur” in the search field. Go to site 
    • Entrepreneurial Portal - Inforoute FPT (French) Vous trouverez donc dans ce portail tous les documents qui ont été produits dans le cadre de ce plan d’action par le ministère de l’É ducation, du Loisir et du Sport et vous aurez accès à tout moment au site officiel du Défi de l’e ntrepreneuriat jeunesse. De plus, l’information concernant les autres mesures entrepreneuriales se trouve aussi sur ce site, tel l’accès en ligne au formulaire de déclaration d’effectif scolaire de la Mesure de sensibilisation à l’entrepreneuriat. Go to site 
    • Entrepreneurs in the Classroom - Secondary (PDF, 2008) Inforoute FPT: The purpose of this teaching guide is to provide secondary school teachers with simple, functional tools that will help them organize visits by local entrepreneurs and cultivate in students an interest in entrepreneurship.This guide outlines how to plan, prepare, carry out and evaluate a classroom visit by an entrepreneur. Go to site 
    • Carrefours Jeunesse Emploi (RCJEQ or CJE): The Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec (RCJEQ  or CJE) is A "network of community organizations" employment services for youth. The carrefours jeunesse-emploi mandate is to support and guide young adults between the age of 16 to 35 in their efforts to integrate socially and economically into society by helping them to find meaningful employment, return to school or start a small business. The services and activities offered aim to improve the general quality of life of the young people involved. Go to site 
    • Entrepreneurship Education: A Toolkit: Developed by the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi - Notre Dame de Grace in collaboration with community partners, this toolkit is designed for educators who wish to do project based activities in their classrooms. Activities can be catered for all levels of teaching and can be directly linked to GOAL. The activities can be carried out in any subject, during class or after school.Go to site  en/content/goal/documents/finaltoolkit.pdf
    • Québec National Entrepreneurship Day (RCJEQ): La journée nationale de la culture entrepreneuriale is organized by the Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec (RCJEQ) as part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. NED has been held annually on November 16 and is dedicated to promoting youth entrepreneurship. Go to site 
    • The Incubator Project: Developed by Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi de l'Ouest-de-L'ile, is a hands-on guide to sharing any project by identifying the group's strengths and roles. Students can get ideas for new projects, and create links to other schools in Québec that might be doing something they'd like to do or get involved with. Go to site  
    • Glambition Entrepreneurship -  Montreal: (Nov 22, 2017) This event aims to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in girls between the ages of 12 and 17. During a day of interactive activities, 150 participants across the Island of Montreal have the opportunity to exchange with women entrepreneurs who've led inspiring career paths! Facebook: Go to site   Website: Go to site 
    • Fondation de l’Entrepreneurship (FDE): The FDE actively promotes a new approach to economic and social development in Québec. Backed by its expertise in fostering entrepreneurial culture, the FDE provides essential products and services to entrepreneurs, such as mentoring solutions, through Réseau M, and the largest collection of French-language books on starting, managing and growing a business. The FDE also publishes studies and reports on entrepreneurial matters, including the Québec Entrepreneurship Index (QEI). Go to site 
    • Green Apple School Program (Metro and Super C Grocery Stores): The goal of the updated Green Apple School Program is to encourage Québec students to adopt healthy eating habits by participating in a project that will have a positive impact on their home, school or community. Metro will invest $1 million by awarding $1,000 grants to elementary and high schools in Quebéc. Application deadline is March 31. Go to site 
    • Action Research for Community Problem Solving Approach (AR:CPS).  Program/Education/Environmental/Citizenship (PEEC): Developed by Claude Poudrie, the AR:CPS approach advocates a citizenship education learning strategy, which leads students to take concrete actions in their communities, given that the strategy is geared toward having them solve a real problem by developing and then implementing an action plan. Go to site 

    • Student Stock Exchange: Students are expected to develop an innovative idea/product, form a company, and ultimately sell their product to the public, i.e. the general student body. The project nurtures entrepreneurial skills, as students, working in teams of 6 to 10, literally must bring their product to market. Students get hands on with public companies, shareholders and directors. SSX combines wireless technology and the old style bidding pits. Students use the money raised from their IPOs to operate the company. Go to site 

    • Social Enterprise Council of Canada (SECC), National Conference: The mission of the SECC is to convene, inform and influence community-based social enterprises and their key stakeholders. The SECC national conference is held every 18-24 months to bring social entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and supporters from across the country together in a spirit of learning, sharing and building this growing sector. Next conference isin Winnipeg on  May 10-12, 2017. Go to site 

    • BDC Entrepreneurial Potential Self-Assessment Quiz: The BDC (Business Development Canada) is the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. The " Entrepreneur's Toolkit" includes the self-assessment quiz, which consists of 50 questions. Business templates and other resources are all free. Go to site
    • Ashoka Canada Changemaker Schools: Ashoka has evolved from promoting and supporting social entrepreneurship to developing Changemakers - "fellows" who are capable of taking creative action to solve a social problem. Ashoka Canada launched a Changemaker School program in 2016 and intends to build awareness of the importance of empathy, collaborative problem-solving, creativity and leadership skills in K-12 education. Go to site
    • Architects of Change (Social entrepreneurship): BC's Knowledge Network includes brief and inspiring case studies that originate from community need. In the search field type "architects of change." Go to site
    • GoVenture: Small Business Entrepreneur: GoVenture is one of the original and most widely used series of educational games and simulations in the world. Over a decade in the making, GoVenture represents the future of learning: experiential, social, and gamified. Run a sandwich shop, café, music store, or ice-cream store. Go to site
    • Dragon's Den Blog: This popular CBC series features aspiring entrepreneurs who pitch their ideas to celebrity investors. The Dragon's Den Blog includes valuable articles on what makes a successful entrepreneur. The episodes, the pitches, and other relevant links can be accessed through the blog. Students can gain ideas for pitching their projects, practice pitching, and develop confidence. Go to site
    • Canadian Social Entrepreneurship Foundation (CSEF): CSEF exists to educate, recognize and fund existing and emerging Canadian and Global Social Entrepreneurs. Go to site
    • Global Entrepreneurship Network: The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is a year-round platform of programs and initiatives aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem. Go to site
    • Global Entrepreneurship Week (November): The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and the job creators who launch start-ups that bring innovation to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Go to site
    • Startup Experience: The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Startup Experience programs are extremely fast-paced and students are expected to be 100% committed to working hard on their new startups. Go to site
    • EntreEd (National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education) K-12 USA: For teachers and others who help students all ages find their own entrepreneurial opportunities. EntreEd champions entrepreneurship education and provides advocacy, leadership, networking, technical assistance, and resources nationally across all levels and disciplines of education, promoting quality practices and programs. EntreEd states that entrepreneurship provides a viable answer to many issues related to opportunities for women and minorities, disaffected youth, rural economic development, global competition, unemployment, invention and innovation, financial literacy, and application of core subjects. Go to site

Secondary MEES Documents (including ACGC)

Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) Documents

ACGC is specific learning content for students from Elementary Cycle Three to Secondary Cycle Two. These content items and their accompanying Expected Student Learning Outcomes address three broad themes: self-knowledge, knowledge of the world of school, and knowledge of the world of work.

Implementation Schedule (as of August 2017)

2017-2018 Implementation of the ACGCs is compulsory in Elementary Cycle Three.
2018-2019 Implementation of the ACGCs will be compulsory in Secondary Cycle One.
2019-2020 Implementation of the ACGCs will be compulsory in Secondary Cycle Two.

The following documents are working documents used during the piloting, 2015-2017.

  • ACGC - Table of 44* ACGCs (Note: only Elementary Cycle Three is official) - Download
  • ACGC Secondary Cycle One (Apr/14/15)
  • ACGC Secondary Cycle Two (Sept/25/15)
    • Full Document - Download
    • Self-Knowledge Excerpt - Download
    • Knowledge of the World of School Excerpt - Download
    • Knowledge of the World of Work Excerpt - Download
  • ACGC and Expected Student Learning Outcomes - Download

For more information about ACGC, contact your school board's GOAL consultant. For the latest news and updates on ACGC, see also The GOAL Post: under the tab "ACGC Clickable Table" you can access articles that demonstrate ACGCs in action. Go to site

Making Dreams Come True

Making Dreams Come True: Achieving Success Through the Guidance-Oriented Approach (2002) is the foundational Ministry document outlining GOAL's rationale, definition and objectives, and provides examples of classroom projects.

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