Health and Wellbeing

The CLC approach to student well-being is based on the community school model. Through partnerships between the school and community resources, an integrated focus on services, supports, and opportunities lead to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. The CLC approach is designed to help local schools and their partners build around their own particular set of identified stakes and needs. It proposes an innovative model that leads to collaborative, partnership-driven local solutions.


SEL: Social-Emotional Learning

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) includes the knowledge, attitudes and skills we need to navigate our world.  This includes how we relate to each other.

SEL has five core competencies   : 
 # Self-awareness

 # Self-management

 # Social awareness

 # Relationship skills

 # Responsible decision-making

CLC schools offer programs and services to youth and their families both at school and in their communities. By adopting a holistic approach to Social and Emotional Learning and involving teachers, principals, families, and community partners, innovative school-based efforts to promote student mental health and wellbeing can have an immediate and long-term impact on student success and in life.


Link to video: 5 Keys to SEL  


Did you know that over ten CLCs have a community garden at their school? 

Check out the garden project page to learn more about how gardens can be used to support learning and healthy living habits as well as where to find funding. go to page  


CHSSN (Community Health and Social Services Network)

Russ Kueber (

The Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN) was formed in 2000 to support English-speaking communities in the province of Quebec in their efforts to redress health status inequalities and promote community vitality. Through a series of projects and partnerships that link community and public partners, the CHSSN is working to strengthen networks at the local, regional and provincial level in order to address health determinants, influence public policy and develop services. Our aim is to contribute to the vitality of English-speaking communities of Quebec by building strategic relationships and partnerships within the health and social services system to improve access to services.

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Ella Amir, Executive Director (

AMI-Quebec Action on Mental Illness helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. AMI-Quebec helps family caregivers cope with mental illness in a loved one. Caregiving is often a difficult and long-term task that family members are not necessarily prepared for. We help families to cope with these difficulties by better understanding mental illness and their own situations. This helps caregivers to provide the best support to their loved one while taking care of their own well-being.

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