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Resources and Useful Links

A Selection of Resources and Useful Links for Parents, Youth and Newcomers to Ontario

Parents

Parents partenaires en éducation ("Parents Partners in Education")
By way of partnerships, Parent partenaires en éducation (PPE) is committed to informing, training and raising awareness for all parents in their role as the first educators of their children. Its mandate is to represent the parents of all students attending French-language schools and support them in playing an active role in their school community as well as in their school board.
https://ppeontario.ca/

Ontario Ministry of Education
In this section, you will find all the information you need as a parent about the school system and how to play a part in your child’s education.
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/

Association francophone de parents d'enfants dyslexiques ou ayant tout autre trouble d'apprentissage (AFPED+)
AFPED+ provide parents with the support they need in order for their children with specific difficulties  to have a better chance to succeed academically and achieve their life objectives.
http://www.afped.ca/

Plus vous participez

A website with frequently asked questions to encourage parents to enroll their children in a French-language school.
http://plusvousparticipez.org/?lang=en

Children and Teenagers

SOS Devoirs (Personal Homework Assistance)
A personalized homework assistance service for French¬language education students from grades 1 to 12.
https://www.sosdevoirs.org/
Minimag Activity Guides – Ages 4–7
Minimag is a magazine destined to stimulate 4- to 8-year-old children's interest in reading while fostering the development of their cultural identity. http://ressources.cforp.ca/minimag/ (Includes activity guides for parents, some in both French and English.)
Reading and Counting “en français” at Home (French title: Lire et compter en français)
A free downloadable guide suggesting fun activities for parents to do with their children (ages 4–5) to help them improve their ability to read, speak and count in French. A bilingual version of this guide is published annually.
http://www.cforp.ca/lire-et-compter/
wigup.tv
WIGUP.TV is a Creative Social Network for Schools. It was conceived to inspire youth between 9 and 14 years of age to become who they really are.
https://www.wigup.tv/fr/
La Boussole (Website)
La boussole includes a wide variety of highly useful links to help secondary school students clarify their career path.
http://www.cforp.ca/la-boussole/
Cooperative Education Program
A program that allows students to apply two co-op credits towards their compulsory high school graduation requirements, with no limit on earning optional co-op credits.
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/plusdereussitedeseleves/coop.html
Ontario College Application Service (OCAS)
https://www.ocas.ca/francais
Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
https://www.ouac.on.ca/fr/
Ontario Skills Passport
The Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) provides clear descriptions of essential skills and work habits important for success in work, learning and life.
http://www.skills.edu.gov.on.ca/OSP2Web/EDU/Welcome.xhtml

Newcomers

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
The Government of Canada explains the requirements for immigrating to and studying in Canada. You will find information on required permits, diploma equivalency procedures, if required, and the benefits of continuing your education in Canada.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
The Government of Ontario provides a range of information to help you with your decision to settle in the province of Ontario. You will find all the information you need about housing and health care, and how to find a career or job, start a business or pursue your education.
To study in French in Ontario:
http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/fr/study/index.htm
Élargir l'espace francophone
A provincial initiative that encourages the active participation of the French-language education sector to the francophone culture in Ontario. Their website presents links to a selection of services offered to the French-speaking community and information videos on the Francophone community and on school boards. 
www.espacefranco.com/
Parents partenaires en éducation ("Parent Partners in Education")
PPE has developed various tools to help newcomer parents navigate the education system and to raise their awareness of the importance of playing a part in their children’s education. The following link provides testimonials from parents like you who chose the French-language education system.
http://lechoixdesparents.on.ca/
Regroupement ethnoculturel des parents francophones de l'Ontario (REPFO)
This organization was created to address the needs of newcomer parents in Ontario who come from ethnocultural communities.
http://repfo.ca
International Students: Do you want to stay and work in Ontario?
http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/keyinitiatives/studywork.shtml
Nouveaux jeunes
Online community for young French-speaking Newcomers. Information and referral center for young immigrants across Ontario. 
http://www.nouveauxjeunes.ca/
Francophone Immigration Networks
The francophone immigration network is a program to favor immigration within the French-speaking communities in minority situations. 
http://www.immigrationfrancophone.ca/fr/
Etablissement.org
This site provides information on various aspects of life in Ontario, from the moment you set foot in your new environment, as well as information to help you prepare for your arrival.
https://etablissement.org/
Settlement Workers in Schools
This program, which is available in some French-language elementary and secondary schools, places settlement workers in schools to greet and assist newcomers and their children. The work carried out by SWIS is intended to ease the integration and full development of newcomers.
https://etablissement.org/ontario/immigration-et-citoyennete/arrivee-et-etablissement/s-etablir/tee-programme-des-travailleuses-et-des-travailleurs-d-etablissement-dans-les-ecoles/


Educational Resources

Ontario Ministry of Education
"Publications" menu on the Web site of the Ministry of Education This section includes French resources for parents, students and teaching staff.
French publications: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/fre/publications/
ÉduSource
This website gathers French-language resources and learning tools produced by the Ontario's Ministry of Education, in collaboration with its partners. These resources are intended for teaching staff who work in Ontario's French-language schools. Additionally, a number of sections, such as the "Cycle préparatoire et primaire" provide guides for parents. 
http://edusourceontario.com/content.aspx?name=Cycles%20pr%C3%A9paratoire%20et%20primaire&id=22
Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques (CFORP)
This organisation supports French-language education by offering quality services and carrying out innovative projects. It develops and distributes French-language educational resources. CFORP also supports teachers by offering vocational training and coaching. 
www.cforp.ca

IDÉLLO (Groupe média TFO)
The web site IDÉLLO is a digital platform designed to meet the needs of teachers, educators, pupils and parents who wish to experience a playful and secure collaborative learning platform. This site offers: categorization by school level, material, themes, skills, etc.; resource sharing between teachers, pupils and parents;
files and educational guides.
https://www.idello.org/fr
Ressources éducatives de l'Ontario ( RÉDO)
A web site grouping educational resources produced by the Ministry of Education of Ontario for the French language schools. This Web site also includes a dynamic video entitled "On est francopositifs".
https://redontario.ca/

Stepping up
Stepping Up is the Government of Ontario's evidence-based strategic framework for improving youth outcomes. It is a guide for decision-making, program planning and partnerships so that everyone involved in supporting youth between 12 and 25, can work together through a common, shared approach.
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/professionals/steppingup/index.aspx
The Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities (CIRLM)

The Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities is a centre of excellence whose role is to lead, bring together and partner with research centres, researchers, community agencies and government bodies in order to promote a greater knowledge of the status of Canada's official language minorities and a better understanding of the priority issues that concern them. 

http://icrml.ca/en/

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