"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). Go to site

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For information about GOAL please contact Marsha Gouett.

*The GOAL Post is published by the GOAL Network in collaboration with the 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.

GOAL 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, or LEARN.

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 

GOAL Professional Learning

GOAL Network / ACGC Community of Practice (CoP) meeting dates for 2022-23:

Meeting #5: Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 1:00-4:00. Online.

Meeting #4: Monday, March 20, 2023, 9:00-12:00. Online.

Meeting #3: January 23, 2023. Online.

Meeting #2: November 8, 2022. Online.

Meeting #1: Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Online

Upcoming Conferences

(AQISEP) Association québécoise d'information scolaire et professionnelle, 53e congrès, June 2023

Details coming Go to site 

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

Details coming soon. . . Go to site 

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

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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

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

(AQISEP)Association québécoise d'information scolaire et professionnelle, 52e congrès, Célébrons l’évolution, June 15-17, 2022

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Le révolution intelligence artificielle "a le potentiel de transformer pratiquement tous les secteurs de l’économie dont le réseau de l’éducation, le marché du travail, etc. L’évolution, c’est un défi qui consiste à se préparer et à préparer les jeunes aux nouvelles compétences du marché du travail. Nous devons donc, dès maintenant, tenir compte du savoir, du savoir-être et du savoir-faire." Go to site 

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 

Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC)

CERIC advances education and research in career counselling and career development. Resources include surveys, researcher's database, publications, and literature searches. Go to site 


Updated: March 3, 2023

GOAL Curated Resources (including Entrepreneurship)

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


  • Éducaloi Teaching Guides: The free teaching guides enable teachers to create their own law-related learning activity. They vary in length and in target audience. Most of them are also available in French, and can be used to teach French as a second language. Refer to the attached table which provides the title of the guide, the level, the applicable subject areas, an adapted introduction, and a link to each guide. Download 


  • +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 
  • Statistics Canada: Students can learn statistics using labour market, education, employment, income, gender, and age data from Census report. Go to site 
  • Math by Design: Encourages students to problem solve and think critically as they encounter unique geometry and measurement challenges. Students are introduced to the TRC Architectural firm as junior architects who are commissioned to build environments by working through a series of mathematical tasks. Teacher Resources for this project and Math inaction video clips. Go to Site
  • Applied Digital Skills Series. This series consists of lessons that teach practical digital skills and also looks at the ethics and impact of technology. Go to site 
  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Educational Initiatives In Schools: Profession Promotion Program. The OIQ, through its volunteer representatives, makes about 100 high school visits annually. Throughout Quebec, the OIQ operates with the cooperation of its Regional Committees. The Secretariat of the OIQ serves as a link between those in charge of promotion at the regional level and in the school sector. Go to site
  • The Futures Channel (STEM): The Futures Channel provides videoclips on careers and trades in science, technology, engineering and math. Various “Educator Resources.” Go to site  
  • CurioCity (STEM) Careers and Career Profiles: CurioCity by Let’s Talk Science promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. CurioCity also has 23 pages of career profiles, which can be filtered by Category (Biology, Chemistry etc.). For educators: Go to site  
  • Government of Canada, Educational Resources include Ask a Scientist and Activity Book 7. Go to site  
  • Women in Science Government of Canada. Featured scientists, podcasts, blogs, features, and videos. 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  
  • Canadian Space Agency. Careers, jobs and internships in the space sector. Go to site 
  • NASA Careers. Includes: NASA Pathways Programs, Life at NASA,  What We Do, and more. Go to site  
  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum: Educational Activity Kit. This series of inquiry based activities helps students understand the less obvious connections between our everyday lives and farming, while developing critical thinking and research skills. Go to site  
  • Let's Talk Energy. Exploring Canada’s Energy Future includes a teacher’s guide, activities and infographics designed to help students navigate the importance of energy in Canada. Learn how to use real life Canadian energy data to explore Canada’s energy future. Engage in fun activities like ‘Energy Dragons’ where students use data sets to secure investment in imagined energy projects.Edualtional resources Go to site  


  • March is Fraud Prevention Month (Canadian Bankers Association – CBA)
    The CBA has fraud prevention resources that you can use in your classroom, including videos on how to spot an email scam and infographics on payment card fraud and what to do if you lose your mobile phone. The Fraud Prevention section has articles with tips and info on how to detect and protect against common frauds and scams. Go to site 
  • Career Connections (Insurance Industry): Career Connections is a career awareness program aimed at encouraging young adults and career seekers to pursue one of the many skilled professions available in the insurance industry. Go to site 
  • Veterans Affairs: free resources on Remembrance Day and Veterans' Week. See Canada Remembers Times. Created for youth ages 12 to 18, this year’s edition highlights milestones like the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the end of the First World War, the 75th anniversary of Operation Husky in the Second World War, the 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, the 25th anniversary of the large-scale Canadian military efforts in Rwanda and the Balkans, and much more! Go to site 
  • The Memory Project is a volunteer speakers bureau that arranges for veterans and Canadian Forces members to share their stories of military service at school and community events. The Archive houses more than 2,800 testimonials and over 10,000 images from veterans. Remembrance Day Educator Resources Go to site . To book a speaker 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Virtual Museum of Canada: A wealth of information developed by the museum community and Department of Canadian Heritage. "Learning Resources" (browse by grade) and "Lesson Plans." Go to site 


  • Green Apple School Program Metro Green Apple School Program grant applications for the 2018/2019 school year opens September 10, 2018. The goal of the Green Apple School Program is to encourage Quebec students to adopt healthy eating habits and increasing their fruits and vegetables consumption, which are the foundation of healthy eating habits. Deadline is end of MarchGo 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 
  • Architects of Change (Social entrepreneurship): BC's Knowledge Network Case Studies. Ten situations are studied from the sustainable development perspective. Using the real-life experiences of a few of the individuals featured on the Architects of Change series, study certain themes of sustainable development in depth. Learn about the problems they have faced, compare them with similar cases elsewhere on the planet and make up your own mind on the best way to reconcile economic, environmental and social values. 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 


Vetted Career Development resources can be found in Curated Resources on the Personal Orientation Project (POP), Exploration of Vocational Trades (Explo) and Entrepreneurship (EN) pages.
POP Go to page 
Explo Go to page 
EN Go to page 


  • Xello: This is a bilingual K-12 education software company. Students can "document their journey as they build self-knowledge, explore post-secondary options, create plans, and continually reassess as they take in new knowledge, skills, and experiences." Ask your guidance counsellor whether your school or school board has purchased a licence. Go to site 

  • myBlueprint: This is a bilingual K-12 education software company. The "Education Planner" covers grades 7-12 post-secondary. myBlueprint is "a comprehensive education and career/life planning program with the tools students need to make the most informed decisions about their future."Ask your guidance counsellor whether your school or school board has purchased a licence.Go to site 

  • Career Cruising: This education planning software is the fore-runner to Xello. Career Cruising is relates to the POP process: Know Yourself, Plan, On-Task and Ponder. Your students can: explore their interests and learning styles; create their own personal career plan; store their assessment results; investigate careers and education; build their own career plan and more. Ask your guidance counsellor whether your school or school board has purchased a licence.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.” “Choose a trade or occupation that’s right for you.” “Understand the learning path leading to a specific trade or occupation.” 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 
  • Young Canadians (Government of Canada): Explore careers by occupation, wages, outlook, fields of study, and by skills and knowledge. 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." Skills Profiles include” Construction, Employment, IT, Manufacturing and Engineering, Services, and Transportation. Go to site 
  • Career Trek, WorkBC: Videos. This BC site offers 137 "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 
  • CERIC advances education and research in career counselling and career development. Resources include surveys, researcher's database, publications, and literature searches. Go to site  The annual conference – Cannexus22 – is now fully virtual, January 24-26, 2022 with a bonus day for reflection on February 4, 2022. Go to site  
  • Career Bookstore online: Career Exploration currently has 42 books available. 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 


  • Pygma is an innovative educational information system developed by SRAM (Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain). Its purpose is to assist those interested in college studies to explore programs leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), and to explore colleges (public and private) offering those programs in Québec. Go to site 
  •  Career Bullseyes by myfuture (Australia’s National Career Information Service, managed by Education Services Australia (ESA)): Careers are placed within a 4-level target. The outer level shows the career options which require the highest level of education, while the innermost level shows those with the least. Sign-in is required to use this tool. Go to site 
  • Universities Canada (formerly AUCC-Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada). The pages under provide comprehensive information on universities, programs, scholarships, and planning. Go to site 
  • VECTOR (Video Exploration of Careers, Transitions, Opportunities and Realities) (CFEE-BC). Enter “transition” in the search engine. Go to site 
  • ChatterHigh. This is a fun learning resource for individual students, classes, teachers, and  schools that engages, informs, and guides students through higher education and career options. 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 
  • Essential Skills Defined (Government of Canada, EDSC): Making the tools work for you: A guide to using the essential skills tools and resources available through ESDCGo to site 
  • Ontario Skills Passport (OSP): provides clear descriptions of Essential Skills and work habits important for success in work, learning and life. Learners can use the OSP tools and resources to assess, build, document and track their skills in classroom, cooperative education and other experiential learning opportunities, volunteer and extracurricular activities. Go to site 
  • Smart Options: Book. 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 
  • Schoolfinder Career Quiz: Students can do Step 1: Take the Quiz and Step 2: Identify Your Career Options. Go to site 
  • The Learning Partnership. TLP runs “Entrepreneurial Adventure”  Go to site  and Take Our Kids to Work (TOKW). TOKW, for Secondary III students, takes place on the first Wednesday of November (November 6, 2019). Go to site 
  • Careers by Major (University of Toronto, Missisauga). The Careers by Major database identifies some potential career fields related to academic program of choice. Some of the information is only relevant to U of T students, but the Sample Occupations and Sample Areas of Employment are a very good reference. 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/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 
  • 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 
  • 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 


  • 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 
  • Discover Your Inner Trade: The Right Job for You. This Government of Québec website helps students explore the profiles that most closely match their "type": Directive, Innovator, Methodical, Objective, Social. This site presents a selection of the best job opportunities throughout Québec. Go to site 
  • Emploi Québec: Vocational Qualification (Developing Your Skills and Having Them Recognized). Vocational qualification programs are designed to favour manpower development. They allow people to achieve full proficiency in their trades, as practised in the workplace. The programs take into account the real-life labour market situation and are carried out in collaboration with industry representatives. 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 
  • ClickVoc: Vocational Training on the Island of Montreal. This site provides information about Vocational Training 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 is a shared initiative of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and SkillsCompétences Canada. New is a “Trades Explorer” tool.  Go to site  Educator’s Guide Go to site  
  • Red Seal Program: The Federal-Provincial Red Seal Program sets common standards to assess the skills of tradespeople across Canada. 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 
  • Femmes Regroupées en Options Non-Traditionnelles (FRONT). 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 (France) National Center for Scientific Research/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique: 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 
  • Vocational Information Centre—Girl Specific (USA). The Vocational Information Centre was created and is maintained by Kathryn Hake, a retired Pennsylvania educator. Among many various resources, there are “girl specific” links to Girl Scouts and caeers in engineering. Go to site 
  • National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (USA): 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 


  •  The Incubator 2.0
    This all-in-one lesson plan is designed for teachers to help students bring their own entrepreneurial projects to life! The entire toolkit includes videos, handouts, guides & everything else you might need to use in the classroom. Go to site 
  • 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 
  • Réseau des Carrefours Jeunesse-Emploi du Québec (RCJEQ): The RCJEQ coordinates the community CJEs whose 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 
  • 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 OSEntreprendre and the Introduction to Entrepreneurship Measure. 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 
  • 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   
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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. (Note: see News, this website is being updated. Please contact us if you notice that this link becomes broken.)  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  
  • 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  
  • GoVenture: (not free) "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."
    • Accounting Simulation Gain practical accounting skills while running a virtual business in a realistic and fun learning simulation. Go to site 
    • Entrepreneur Run a restaurant, clothing store, or sporting goods store. Go to site 
    • Entrepreneur Board Game: A "unique" board game designed specifically for gaining business ownership skills in a fun, educational context. Also includes optional accounting activities. Go to site 
    • Micro Business Run a mobile business cart—sell food, jewelry, electronics, and more. Go to site 
    • Small Business Simulation Run a sandwich shop, café, music store, or ice-cream store in the most realistic small business and entrepreneur simulation! 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 
  • 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 start-ups. 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 


Transition to Post-Secondary Education

  • Let's Talk about Stress. Tyndale University. This brief resource explains stress and burnout, and how to avoid or deal with it effectively. Go to Site 
  • The High School to Post-Secondary Transition: A Guide. StudentLife Network. This blog is written by a  former student for a student audience. The blogger reflects on her own experience and offers relevant and practical advice. Go to site 
  • Tips for surviving — and thriving during — school transitions. Vik Adhopia, CBC, September 8, 2019. This report, based on survey results, includes tips for resilience and student engagement. Go to site 

Transition to Work

  • Great Students Don’t Necessarily Make Great Employees—Here’s Why. The Muse. This article is written by a recent graduate. She explains, "that school and work environments are quite different, and the strategies that helped her excel throughout her academic life weren’t necessarily the same ones that would lead to success in her working life." Go to site  
  • The Biggest Hurdles Recent Graduates Face Entering the Workforce.
    Harvard Business Review, April 11, 2019. The autors discuss feedback, relationships and accountability. Go to site 


  •  Semaine des entrepreneurs à l’école will take place from November 8 to 19, 2021. For students from elementary to university, throughout the 17 regions of Québec. "On the program are 700 presentations, to be delivered in class or on virtual platforms by hundreds of passionate entrepreneurs!" Go to site 
  • Défi OSEntreprendre, An entrepreneurial project in elementary and secondary school: Registration opens at the end of November 2021. The electronic registration form to the OSEntreprendre Challenge must be officially completed no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Go to site  
  •  InventFuture.Global Challenges (for students aged 8-18) are a series of three on-line, interactive, working educational sessions all focused on a specific global issue as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In 2021 The Learning Partnership (TLP) participated in the judging of the Water Challenge. Debra D. Kirby, President and CEO of TLP writes in the March monthly update: "The learning curve was fast and steep, outpaced only by their creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. These students thought deeply about their inventions and learned how important it is to collaborate and communicate to bring creative ideas to life. . . .I am thrilled that we have been part of this inaugural event as a founding member of the Invent Future Global alliance of 11 international education organizations." Contact TLP.
  • Let's Talk Science Challenge: McGill University. The Let’s Talk Science Challenge is a team-based, competitive enrichment event for Grades 6-8 students that takes places each Spring (April-May). Registration is usually open in November prior to the event. Also offered in 2020 French ast Université du Québec à Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke. COVID-19 update July 2020: You can also visit our website to learn more about our support for caregivers, educators and youth including a new section with activities to support at-home learning through STEM. 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. Registration from January 13 to March 6, 2020Go to site 
  • UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, On 22 December 2015, the General Assembly decided to establish an annual International Day to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. Celebrated on February 11, the Day is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. This Day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. Go to site  
  • National Skilled Trades and Technology Week 2019 (NSTTW) S/CC launches the current year website in November. Skilled trade and technology careers are important for our economy and an excellent career path; this week-long event is to promote and host awareness raising events around the many career opportunities in skilled trades and technology in Canada. 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  
  • 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. November 16-22, 2020. Go to site 

GOAL 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 further information and documentation, please see the ACGC (Secondary) section of this site.  Go to page 

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. Download