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Ethics and Religious Culture
As of 2008, Québec schools will be teaching an Ethics and Religious Culture program to
elementary and secondary students. This program will replace the Catholic Religious and Moral
Instruction, Protestant Moral and Religious Education, and Moral Education programs that have been
taught until now.
New for June 2011 : Rubrics !
Along with the various Learning and Evaluation Situations posted on LEARN, the MELS team has also produced new evaluation and record keeping tools connected directly to the competencies and the new evaluation frameworks.
Click to access the Evaluation & Record Keeping Tools page >>>
Quick Access to the Programs:
The ERC programs are available for download below:
- Ethics and Religious Culture-- Elementary (, 1.51 MB)
- Ethics and Religious Culture-- Secondary (, 2.34 MB)
Evaluation: The new frameworks!
Progression of Learning (Elementary)
Ministre de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport ERC Website:
French site: Contains documents in both French and in English
(A separate MELS username and password is required to access Learning Situations, parents' videos and other documents . Access can be obtained through your school board.) https://www7.mels.gouv.qc.ca/DC/ECR/index.php
English site under construction at:
As of early 2009 this site already contains:
-Background for the ERC program
-Elements specific to and shared between the Elementary and Secondary programs
-Program – Elementary level
-Program – Secondary level
-Video and information pamphlet
Note also how the Progression of Learning is already embedded in ERC program.