CLC In The News

BUILDING BONDS

The Club Zone Lachine is the evolution of the youth community centre, a place for today’s children and teens to engage their bodies, minds and spirits. From 3:30 pm to 8 pm daily, adolescents are given a chance to socialize and enjoy a vast array of activities in a couple of classrooms of Lakeside Academy.

JAMES LYNG STUDENTS SCOUR THE 'HOODS FOR STORIES OF THE SOUTH WEST

Maya Angelou's message has gotten through to a group of students at James Lyng. They have spent the last few months scouring the neighbourhoods of St-Henri, Pointe-St-Charles, Little Burgundy, Ville-Emard and Verdun and collecting stories from residents.

LAVAL NEWS: "COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTRE MAKING AN IMPACT, NPI PARTNERS TOLD"

During Agape NPI Partners’ meeting Oct. 17 in the Cité de Santé auditorium, Katrina Driver, a development agent at the Community Learning Centre at Laval Senior Academy, gave a presentation on how the CLC is supporting student success while contributing to the vitality of English-speaking communities.

CLC Chronicles

BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF GIVERS

Quebec Association of Independent Schools - Hebrew Academy CLC

It’s the weekend, and while most students are thrilled to have a little break from school, Hebrew Academy Grade 11 student Nathaniel Ouazana eagerly returns to the building every sabbath. There, for a little over an hour, he leads an international youth organization that runs fun, educational activities that promote a love of, and commitment to, the land of Israel.

CHATEAUGUAY CLC, CHATEAUGUAY VALLEY CLC, VALLEYFIELD CLC COMMUNITY NIGHTS

New Frontiers School Board

Families and community members have a better chance of succeeding when access and awareness to social services are within their reach. The creation of CLC Community Nights across the entire New Frontiers School Board territory has been nothing less than remarkable, in helping achieve an inter-sectoral family and community support program.

CODE CLUB

Riverside School Board - Richelieu Valley CLC

The Richelieu Valley CLC (RVCLC) created free ‘coding’ clubs in its schools for students in grades 4-6. These clubs complement the lego-robotics programs currently in place at both Cedar Street School and Mount Bruno Elementary School.

ENGLISH GIRL GUIDES

Western Quebec School Board - Val d’Or CLC

Val d’Or is primarily a French community with a very small English-speaking population. Lack of services and activities in English for this small community have become an opportunity for the CLC to step up.

ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS STUDENTS

Central Quebec School Board - La Tuque High School CLC

The elementary students at La Tuque High School entered the EcoKids Battery Busters: Waste Reduction Week Contest. Working in collaboration with Call 2 Recycle they mounted a campaign to collect as many batteries as they could for recycling. If they win, the prize would help support future environmental initiatives at their school.

HEALTHY SNACKS WITH WOTP

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board - Lanaudière CLC

Joliette Elementary School, one of three Lanaudière CLC schools, runs a Healthy Snack Program for its 226 students. Students are bussed in from 26 different municipalities and many are on the school bus for up to 2.5 or 3 hours. 

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES BLANKET EXERCISE & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Littoral School Board - Netagamiou CLC / Harrington CLC

In early 2016, CLC Community Development Agents (CDA) at Netagamiou CLC in Chevery and Harrington CLC mobilized their schools and communities to reach out to the neighbouring Innu community of Unamen Shipu to get to know more about their local history, culture, and traditions.

PARENT-CHILD MOTHER GOOSE

Eastern Townships School Board - Richmond and Region CLC

CLCs have long promoted early childhood development and one of the most effective programs available is Parent-Child Mother Goose. It is a program for parents and their babies and/or young children that focuses on the “pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together” (National PCMG Program).

READING BUDDIES

Eastern Shores School Board - Gaspé Elementary School

After attending a CLC workshop, staff at Gaspé Elementary School (GES) learned that if children do not learn to read by grade 3 that they will likely fall behind academically, socially and economically in the future. This prompted teachers to develop reinforcement strategies to help their students reach the grade 3 reading goal

SPAGHETTI NIGHTS FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Lester B. Pearson School Board - Riverview CLC

The Spaghetti Nights Family Workshops, offered to families of Verdun and the Southwest borough of Montreal, take place on the first Thursday of each month during the school year. They are designed to help parents support their children to become successful in school and in life, while at the same time helping themselves develop tools and strategies for optimal parenting and supporting their personal development.

THE BLANKET EXERCISE

English Montreal School Board - Laurier MacDonald High School CLC

 

In collaboration with Solidarité Milton—Parc and KAIROS Canada, 430 secondary 3 and 4 students participated in this experiential learning activity, giving them valuable knowledge about the history of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.