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12 December 2012

Reading to the very young: a gift for life! Only 50% of parents read to their children under two on a regular basis

Results made public by the Institut de la statistique du Québec establish a connection between reading to children two and under and better academic r [...]

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5 December 2012

Report published by the Conseil supérieur de l’éducation — Promoting skills training for young people under 20: removing barriers to professional training in secondary school

In this report, made public on December 4, 2012, the Conseil looks at the importance of providing the largest number of young people with professional [...]

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5 December 2012

The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) and Avenir d’enfants join forces to promote the healthy development of young First Nations children

In August 2012, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) and Avenir d'enfants formed a partnership to [...]

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23 November 2012

The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation receives an "Outstanding Achievement – Charity" award in recognition of the excellence of its Naître et Grandir website

The Interactive Media Awards™ (IMA) is an international awards program that recognizes the highest standards of excellence in web design and developme [...]

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14 November 2012

The Conseil supérieur de l'éducation publishes an opinion on the care and education of preschool-aged children

On October 24, 2012, the Conseil supérieur de l'éducation du Québec published an opinion entitled Mieux accueillir et éduquer les enfants d'âge présco [...]

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8 November 2012

Books are the best toys!

Although some parents find nothing unusual in the idea of reading to their baby, others are surprised that such young children would be interested in [...]

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1 November 2012

Launch of the 14th edition of The Gift of Reading

The 14th edition of the Literacy Foundation's Gift of Reading was launched on November 1, 2012, and will run until the end of December. This year, the [...]

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29 October 2012

The Association des centres jeunesse du Québec awards scholarships at its 2012 conference

To support and motivate the next generation, the Association des centres jeunesse du Québec, in partnership with the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundatio [...]

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29 October 2012

A Prix Hommage for the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation

On the occasion of the 2012 conference of the ACJQ (Association des centres jeunesse du Québec), the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, represented b [...]

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27 September 2012

Four new reports on early childhood development

As part of the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development  (QLSCD), the Institut de la statistique du Québec has published four reports (in French [...]

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27 September 2012

A guide to support efforts to keep students in school

Laurier Fortin, full professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, has published Trait d'union, a high-school dropout prevention program. The guide, prep [...]

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19 September 2012

Pump up your pulse with WIXX!

Québec en Forme is proud to launch WIXX, a communication campaign aimed at promoting recreational activities and active transportation among pre-teens [...]

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20 August 2012

Let's get inspired by the Games!

Sylvie Bernier, the Healthy Lifestyle Ambassador for Québec en Forme, was also assistant Chef de Mission for Team Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games. Sh [...]

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13 June 2012

A positive student-teacher relationship appears to be a key factor in educational success, particularly during the early school years

A recent fascicle published by the Institut de la statistique du Québec as part of the Étude longitudinale du développement des enfants du Québec (ELD [...]

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5 June 2012

International conference on Models of Early Childhood Services

This conference, organized by the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD), the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Develop [...]

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31 May 2012

The Fédération des Commissions scolaires du Québec organizes a summit on public education

The Sommet sur l'éducation publique, co-chaired by Paul Gérin-Lajoie and Léa Clermont-Dion, was held on May 31 and June 1, 2012. The purpose of the su [...]

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26 May 2012

Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Exceptional Merit awarded to Lucie and André Chagnon

On May 26, 2012, Lucie and André Chagnon were honoured to receive the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Exceptional Merit (gold) in recognition of their [...]

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23 May 2012

Claude Chagnon awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

On May 23, 2012, several community members of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, just outside of Montreal, were awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubi [...]

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1 May 2012

Winter 2012 issue of Municipalité+famille reports on the Un Québec fou de ses enfants, 20 ans et ça continue forum

The winter 2012 issue of the magazine Municipalité+Famille provides interesting coverage of the forum Un Québec fou de ses enfants, 20 ans et ça cont [...]

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13 April 2012

Publication of a study entitled Impact of Quebec's universal low-fee childcare on female labour force participation, domestic income and governement budgets

In this study published by Université de Sherbrooke, Pierre Fortin, Luc Godbout and Suzy St-Cerny estimate that, in 2008, universal access to low-fee [...]

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4 April 2012

Québec en Forme preparing to launch a campaign to increase physical activity among Quebec preteens

Between the ages of 9 and 13, young Quebecers begin to become less physically active - a trend that continues throughout their teenage years. Faire bo [...]

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1 April 2012

For its April 2012 issue, Bien grandir is adopting the name of its website, Naître et!

The magazine for young families also has a new look with a redesigned and airier layout. But its mission remains the same:encouraging children to succ [...]

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29 March 2012

Naître et grandir at the Parents and Kids Fair from March 29 to April 1, 2012!

This year, at the Naître et grandir booth, visitors will be able to rewatch television commercials, rediscover the Naître et grandir website and, best [...]

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17 February 2012

Claude Chagnon a guest panelist at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

On February 17, 2012, Claude Chagnon, President of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, will be one of three guest speakers at a Hot issues@lunch n [...]

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13 February 2012

2012 edition of "Hooked on school" Days (Journées de la persévérance scolaire)

The 2012 edition of Hooked on School Days will be celebrated across Quebec from February 13-17. This year, fourteen regions will be taking part in the [...]

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1 February 2012

The February 2012 issue of the journal Développement social has just come out

With a print run of 14,000 copies, the mission of the journal Développement social is to provide a forum for discussion among actors in social develop [...]

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31 January 2012

Day of reflection and networking on the theme of energy drinks

Organized by the Association pour la santé publique du Québec (ASPQ), this event was held in Montreal on January 31, 2012, with the support of Health [...]

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1 January 2012

Initiatives locales et lutte contre la pauvreté et l’exclusion (Local initiatives and the fight against poverty and exclusion)

Published by the Presses de l’Université du Québec Although the social economy and community action work hard to counter the underlying causes of pov [...]

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