Watch this 12 minute video to learn about the Community Learning Centre (CLC) Initiative

- What is the philosophy behind the CLC Initiative?
- What is a Community Development Agent?  
- What is my role as the principal of a community school? 

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Hear From Experienced Community School Principals

Principals are key to the success of a community school. They are central to promoting the community school vision and making sure the Community Development Agent's action plan is aligned with the needs of the school, school board and the local community.

Learn about effective practices, common challenges and the benefits of leading a community school by listening to interviews with experienced community school principals from across the province. Interviews were conducted by Kit Malo (Estuaries Consulting) and Ben Loomer (LEARN). Each interview is between 45-60 minutes.

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Interview with Beryl Boyle (45 min)
Location: Gaspe, QC (ESSB)
Member of the CLC Network since: 2006
About the schools: K-6, small student population, rural environment
Focus of Interview: Role of Principal in a CLC school

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Interview with Warren Thomson (51 minutes)
Location: Quebec City, QC (CQSB)
Member of the CLC Network since: 2008
About the school: Sec 1-5, large student population, urban environment
Focus of interview: Shared Leadership

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Interview with David McFall (49 minutes)
Location: Gatineau, QC (WQSB)
Member of the CLC Network since: 2011
About the school: K-6, large student population, urban environment
Focus of interview: Program & Partnership Development

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