Inclusive Education Services
Together for our students
Together for our students
Having in mind the well-being and the academic success of ALL Anglophone students, notwithstanding their individual challenges, the English- speaking education community in partnership with the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) put in place a variety of specialized resources.
Centres of Excellence are provincial resources offering support and expertise to the English-speaking Education community for the organization of programs and adapted teaching to assist students with particular learning needs in an inclusive setting. There are six centres of excellence (CoE).
CoE ASD assists students and families and supports educational personnel in developing their capacity to meet a wide range of needs in the classroom. They offer direct intervention, coaching, professional development, and the sharing of materials.
The CoEBM is committed to helping all the English School Boards of Quebec as well as the education professionals to find effective and developmentally friendly interventions for working with students who experience significant behavioural challenges in the school setting.
The mandate of the CEMH is to build the capacity of school staff within the Quebec English school boards, in mental health promotion, prevention, intervention and research in the field of school based mental health. Professional development is provided to school board staff through trainings, workshops, consultations, online resources and video conferences on topics oriented towards mental health and well-being,
The Centre of Excellence PIM supports all English School Boards in Quebec by sharing best practice research to school and school board personnel in the education of students with physical and intellectual disabilities. Our philosophy is that all individuals, regardless of their disabilities, have potential for growth and self-fulfillment when provided with opportunities to increase self-esteem, gain independence, and engage in positive social relationships at home, school and within the community.
The CoE SLD is a provincial service designed to offer support and expertise in the areas of Communication, Speech, Language, Literacy, and Social Communication skills, herein providing evidence-based practices to school-teams in order to enable students who present with speech and language difficulties the opportunity to reach their potential.
The Work-Oriented Training Path is for students who need alternative ways to learn and grow in senior high school. It consists of two different programs: Prework Training and Training for a Semiskilled Trade. Both programs provide targeted work skills training through unpaid internships in community businesses or organizations. The WOTP Project Development Officer is available to support WOTP programs in English schools throughout Québec.
ALDI supports classroom and resource teachers as well as other school professionals in the area of special education. The project has a strong focus on the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Response to Intervention (RtI).
The CLCs assist English schools to become community schools that combine education with other resources such as health and social services as to create a beneficial relationship between the school and the community.
To provide students with sexuality education that covers all the important issues, the Ministère give it a more formal place in students’ education. Therefore, since September 2018, the content defined by the Ministère is compulsory for elementary and secondary students at both private and public schools. This content is also available at the kindergarten level.
Every child should have the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential, regardless of their socio-economic background. This vision highlights the importance of schools and centres which focus on success for all students, and which carry out their mission with vital support from their communities. The ministry therefore intends to continue to support the school networks by paying special attention to the most vulnerable students, including those from disadvantaged areas.
Violence at school can take various forms such as bullying, cyberbullying, discrimination, homophobia, physical assault, sexual assault, indirect aggression, taxing and criminal acts by street gangs. MEES wants to better equip the public and the schools to understand the phenomenon of violence, to detect its signs and to intervene effectively.