January 18, 2016 08:30 ET

Media Advisory/LEARN's Community Learning Centres (CLC): A Decade of Partnerships

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 18, 2016) - Leaders from English sector community schools across Quebec are coming together January 19th, 2016 to commemorate a 'Decade of Partnerships'. More than 165 participants from 71 CLC Schools, 9 English school boards, special status Littoral School Board, and 1 Jewish Day School will collaborate with the representatives from community organizations that, over the decade, have established partnerships with the CLC schools and have helped position English school boards as both educational and community leaders.

"CLCs were founded 10 years ago around a powerful idea - that schools can have a dual role in Quebec: student perseverance and community vitality. The two areas of focus are helping the Anglophone community not only survive, but thrive," explains organizer Paule Langevin, Director of the Community Learning Centre Initiative. Langevin goes on to say "when schools and communities work together, we can make a difference for our students, their families and the English-speaking community at large."

About the Conference

The 'Celebrating a Decade of Partnerships' conference will take place at the Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel in Montreal, Quebec from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on January 19th, 2016. Over the course of the day, participants will have an opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Dr. Paul Zanazanian from McGill University speak on "Strengthening English-Speaking Quebec Vitality" and from a panel of Community Leaders who will discuss "Evolving Perspectives: The Link Between Education and Community Vitality". The conference will highlight many success stories from the community school network - "Leadership Gone Right - Surfacing Effective Practices."

About the Community Learning Centre Initiative

In 2014, the CLC Initiative combined forces with LEARN, a non-profit organization that serves the public and private Anglophone, and Aboriginal, Youth and Adult Education sectors of Québec. LEARN's CLC network of community schools bring renewed expertise and efforts of educators, students, parents and partners in our community to cultivate success for all learners.

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