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Academic and Career Guidance Content 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.

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). Go to site

Please report any broken links immediately to the website coordinator.
For information about the ACGC please contact Marsha Gouett.

*The GOAL Post is published by the GOAL Network in collaboration with Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec (MEQ), Direction du soutien au réseau éducatif anglophone (DSREA) and funded by MEQ through the Canada-Québec Agreement on Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction.

ACGC Teaching and Learning Tools

Teaching and Learning Tools are resources developed either individually by, or in collaboration between, the GOAL Network, the GOAL teaching community, the school boards, and the ACGC Regional Resource.

The tables of ACGC content for Secondary Cycle Two (Sec III and Sec IV-V) are located in the "ACGC MEQ Resources" section below.

 Continuum with Links_2022_04_05 Download 
This fillable PDF is a one-page planning tool for Elementary Cycle Three, Secondary Cycle One and Secondary Cycle Two. In all but a very few instances, there are direct links to Turnkey Materials (learning situations), Summary Sheets, and Record-Keeping Tools (graphic organizers) for every ACGC item. For planning purposes, the content items have fillable boxes for recording the level, term, and subject in which the ACGC will be addressed. Please note the date in the title as updates will be posted until all the ACGCs have live links.

ACGC Learning Situations

ACGC learning situations (LS) are being developed in collaboration between the school boards and the Regional Resource for the ACGC Anglophone, First Nations, and Inuit Sectors. Unless otherwise indicated, they are working documents, and are the property of the indicated school boards.

 The Learning Situation (LS) Models take into account several tools offered by the MEQ to implement ACGC items, such as the Template, the Summary Sheets, the Pedagogical Intentions and the Record-Keeping Tools.

The Record-Keeping Tools are a type of graphic organizer, and their use is optional. Please read the brief introduction to this tool as it applies for all the content items. The link to each tool is placed below each ACGC. Go to site 

Resources for each LS will include: Planning Synthesis, Teacher's Guide, and Student Booklet.

Template for Writing Learning Situations
This template is intended as a general guide for writing learning situations for ACGC at both the elementary and secondary levels, however, it was not created for any specific ACGC. Go to site 

Québec Education Program Summary Table of Subject-Specific Competencies
This table lists the subject-specific competencies in all programs at the secondary level. It is a very handy reference tool if you wish to create a learning situation where the ACGC is infused into a specific subject. Click the link, then click Summary Table, the first item in the box. Go to site 

SECONDARY III

1. DRAFT OF PERSONAL PROFILE: Develop a draft of a personal profile based on his/her interests, aptitudes, aspirations and values.

 Learning Situation Model Go to site 
Record-Keeping ToolGo to site   Word  PDF

Learning Situation: My Life, My Passion – English Language Arts, Personal Orientation Program, Ethics and Religious Culture, Secondary Cycle Two, Sec III
(Lester B. Pearson School Board, Riverside School Board, English Montreal School Board)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

2. IMPACT OF CHOICES ON EDUCATIONAL PATH: Anticipate how personal and academic choices influence the pursuit of his/her studies.

 Learning Situation Model Go to site 
Record-Keeping Tool
Go to site   Word  PDF

Learning SituationImpact of Your Choices on Your Studies – Math or any, Secondary Cycle Two, Sec III (CSS des Phares, translated and adapted by the English education community in Québec)

 Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

PowerPoint

3. OCCUPATIONAL PREFERENCES AND PERSONAL PROFILE: Select occupational preferences that correspond to his/her personal profile.

 Learning Situation Model Go to site 
Record-Keeping ToolGo to site   Word  PDF

Learning Situation: Find Your Path - English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle Two, Sec III (CSS des Phares, translated and adapted by the English education community in Québec)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word 

Presentation (PPT) Alice's Story Powtoon 

SECONDARY IV and V

4. REVIEW OF PERSONAL PROFILE: Organize what he/she has learned about himself/herself in order to review and adjust the personal profile as needed.

 Learning Situation Model Go to site  
Record-Keeping Tool: Go to site  Word  PDF

Learning Situation: coming soon

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

5. LIFE PROJECT: Anticipate the process involved in producing a draft of one or more future projects (personal, career or community).

 Learning Situation Model Go to site  
Record-Keeping Tool: Go to site  Word  PDF

Learning Situation: Envisioning Future Possibilities - ELA, FSL, Math, IP, Secondary Cycle 2, Sec. V (Cree School Board and Littoral School Board)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

6. PREPARATION FOR POST-SECONDARY TRANSITION: Self-regulate in order to prepare for post-secondary transition.

 Learning Situation Model Go to site  
Record-Keeping Tool: Go to site  Word  PDF

Learning SituationMy transition...at the crossroads – Any Subject, Secondary Cycle Two, Sec. V (CSS des Sommets; translated and adapted by the English education community in Québec.)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

7. PERSONAL PERCEPTIONS AND THE REALITY OF THE WORLD OF WORK: Verify personal perceptions regarding the reality and requirements of the world of work.

 Learning Situation Model Go to site  
Record-Keeping Tool: Go to site  Word  PDF

Learning Situation: coming soon

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

 

Updated: July 27, 2022

ACGC Professional Learning

GOAL Network / ACGC Community of Practice (CoP) meeting dates for 2021-22:

Meeting #5: Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Online

Meeting #4: Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Online

Meeting #3: Thursday February 17, 2022. Online

Meeting #2: Thursday, December 16, 2021. Online

Meeting #1: Friday, October 29, 2022. Online

Visit GOAL

 . . . see also GOAL professional learning. Go to page 

Presentations by Your GOAL Network

QPAT Annual Teachers' Convention 2019 presentation: What is Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)?

This presentation by Vicky Parsons (New Frontiers School Board) and Gisella Scalia (ACGC Regional Resource Person for the Anglophone sector) is an excellent primer which begins with the Learning Related to the ACGC (also known as "the tables"). The tables include each content item and its theme, as well as the corresponding Expected Student Learning Outcome (ESLO) and Learning Strategy. The presentation breaks down and illuminates every aspect of ACGC for teachers. Download  (Note: this is a large PDF and may take a minute to download.)

Upcoming Conferences

CERIC Cannexus23, January 23-25, 2023, Virtual + In-Person,Ottawa

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This is the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) annual conference. "Be part of Canada's largest conference focused on career and workforce development. Choose between attending virtually or in-person at our first hybrid conference. Stretch your budget – Register by Sept. 9 to take advantage of special Gratitude rates!" Go to site  

LCEEQ 14th Annual Conference, Monday, February 6, 2023;Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Details coming soon. . . Go to site 

QPAT October 13-14, 2022

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The QPAT 2022 guest speaker is Rick Mercer. Check the QPAT convention site for Rick's bio. More details coming soon . . Go to site 

Past Conferences

CERIC Cannexus22, January 24-26, 2022 and reflection on February 4, 2022

The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) annual conference was fully virtual. Go to site  

LCEEQ 13th Annual Conference, February 7-8, 2022

 

LCEEQ Conference 2022, "The Reflective Practioner" provided the opportunity for reflection and collegial exchange on a number of issues including: a deeper understanding of learning, how the curriculum should enhance such, the role of assessment, equity, and diversity, optimizing technology, and the importance of health and well-being for all. Go to site 

QPAT October 14 & 15, 2021

An evening with Margaret Atwood. Check the QPAT site for further details. Go to site 

 

Updated: August 1, 2022

ACGC MEQ Resources

Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)

Contenus en orientation scolaire et professionelle (COSP)

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.

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. Go to site 

ACGC Flyer for Parents

This flyer includes the ACGC "continuum" table, suggestions for parents to talk with their kids about the ACGC, and suggestions for engaging with their kids in their learning. Go to site 

ACGC Documents

The following are the official MEES documents related to ACGC implementation.

Content Tables

 Academic and Career Guidance Content Secondary Cycle Two: Beginning of Cycle (Secondary 3) and End of Cycle (Secondary 4 and 5). The table includes the Area and the Expected Student Learning Outcomes. Go to site  

 French version of the tables Go to site  

Continuum of Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)
This one-page chart lists all compulsory content items and their accompanying Expected Student Learning Outcomes (ESLO) grouped in the following columns: Elementary Cycle Three, Secondary Cycle One, Secondary Cycle Two (Sec III) and Secondary Cycle Two (Sec IV and V). Go to site 

Resources

Summary Chart of the Learning Situations for Each Cycle, November 19, 2021. On Vibe see Reference Tools, "Learning situations" (xlsx). Download 

 ACGC Related to the CASP-I Education Program: A Competency-Based Approach to Social Participation and the Challenges Adapted Curriculum: An Educational Approach that Facilitates Social Integration, September 2021. On Vibe see Reference Tools. Download   or Go to site 

 Implementation Guide of Compulsory ACGC in Secondary School: For Professionals and Administrators Go to site 

 List of Tools and Resources Available Go to site 

Summary Sheets for the ACGC for Secondary Cycle Two Go to site 

ACGC in Secondary Cycle Two and WOTP
This document explains the connections between the ACGC and the subject-specific content in the WOTP. It demonstrates that all Secondary Cycle Two ACGC items can be incorporated into the WOTP subject-specific content. Download 

Template for Writing Learning Situations
This template is intended as a general guide for writing learning situations for ACGC at both the elementary and secondary levels, however, it was not created for any specific ACGC. Go to site 

Reference Lists for the Creation of Pedagogical Material
The aim of these reference lists is to support the development of instructional material related to the ACGC. The list in itself is not a pedagogical activity.

List of references-Strengths.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Perceptions, attitudes and behaviours.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Interests.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Interests and aptitudes-elementary cycle three.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Duties and work methods.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Attitudes, behaviours and value.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Aptitudes.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Values.pdf Go to site 

THE 5 FUNDAMENTALS for Determining the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) Offer of Service, each cycle. Go to site 

VIBE Platform 

The "COSP" (Continus en orientation scolaire et professionnelle) are the French version of ACGC. The MEES "COSP VIBE" is a sharing platform which houses all COSP resources currently available. For documents available in English on the VIBE platform, click on the blue tab "English" on the far right. Go to site 

 

MEES ACGC Meetings and Training Sessions

These documents can be used for reference purposes. Some information may have been revised since the original date of publication.

PPT Presentation of the ACGC Webinar: An Ongoing Collaboration, November 26, 2020

This is the English version of the PPT presentation of the webinar held on October 22, 2020. Download  

ACADEMIC AND CAREER GUIDANCE CONTENT (ACGC): 

Implementation of ACGC in 2019-2020. Webinar, June 25, 2019. PPT presentation Download 

Introduction to Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) April 2019

Translation of the PPT presentation of the September 2018 VIA online meeting. Download 

Webinar

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

 

Updated: August 1, 2022