Resources for Families
Each new year is a chance to engage in learning opportunities, not just for students, but for parents as well.
Why is family engagement so important to a child’s development?
Family engagement is critically important to student achievement. According to research, higher grades and test scores, improved social skills and even higher graduation rates are just some of the benefits of strong family engagement in a child’s education. Experts also mention that the community can play a significant role as well.
For more inspiration on how to get involved in your child’s learning, visit our story archive Go to page
Did you know?
Parent and family workshops are available through online platforms (live virtual events, webinars, video conferences) as well as in person throughout the network of CLC schools.
Home, School and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
Improving Healthy Child Development: Building Capacity for Action
MEES Information for Parents
Eligibility for English Instruction
This section of the MEES site provides information about who is eligible to attend English schools, how to obtain a certificate of eligibility, the application process, legislation and frequently asked questions.
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English Language School Boards and Associations
English School Boards administer English schools in a particular territory. Where you live will determine to which school board you belong. This section also provides a link to the Quebec Association of Independent Schools
School & Parent Associations
EPCA, the English Parent’s Committee Association, is a provincial organization representing the Parents’ Committees and Central Parents’ Committees of Quebec’s English school boards. Go to site
The Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations Inc. is an independent, incorporated, not for profit volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the education and general well-being of children and youth. The QFHSA promotes the involvement of parents, students, educators and the community at large in the advancement of learning and acts as a voice for parents. Go to site
Canadian Parents for French (CPF) furthers bilingualism by promoting and creating opportunities for youth to learn and use French. Go to site
The following is a list of links to Special Needs Resources for Parents
Assistive Technology Overview Go to page
Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
- Autism Speaks list of websites for families of children affected by autism Go to site
- The Miriam Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that greater insight and new research will improve the quality of life for all those affected with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and intellectual disabilities (IDs). Go to site
- Handbook for parents of children with special needs from the Fédération des comités de parents du Québec Go to site
- Apraxia-Kids: The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America Go to site
- Canadian Dyslexia Association: The mandate of the Canadian Dyslexia Association is to promote awareness of dyslexia in order to improve the quality of life of the estimated five million Canadians who have dyslexia. Go to site
- The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a national non-profit organization providing information, advocacy, and education about Down syndrome. CDSS supports self-advocates, parents, and families through all stages of life. Go to site
- Tourette Canada, formerly known as the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, is a registered charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians affected by Tourette Syndrome (TS) and associated conditions. Go to site
- Reading Rockets is a national (US) multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Go to site
More to come…