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This section contains information on the GOAL and related resources available online and in print, locally and around the province.

References for DDP Program

Here is a document for the DDP Program.

Videoclips on professionals using math in their everyday work. 

These links can be used in a math class to highlight the importance of the three sequences (cultural, technical or scientific math) in Secondary Cycle Two, Year One.

Math in Action: Cake Artistry Video

See how basic cake batter turns into an artistic masterpiece. Frederick County cake designer Amanda Shafer uses measurement, transformation and proportional reasoning to create a decadent four-tiered treat.

Math in Action: Sculpture Video

Meet modern art sculptor Mary Ann Mears and see how she uses everyday math to design and construct models, calculate amounts and costs of materials and place her contemporary creations in cities and gardens.

Math in Action: Architecture Video

Explore the intersection of engineering and art with architect Eric Beck! Observe how he uses geometry and measurement to design buildings and create budgets.

Math in Action: Urban Planning Video

See how the environment we live in affects how we live, learn and play! Urban planner Dr. Alex Chen explains how he uses math and digital technology to determine the location and amenities within neighborhoods and cities.

Math in Action: Landscape Architecture Video

Learn how landscape designer Om Khurjekar uses measurement and symmetry to design and integrate a new terrace into the architecture of Loyola University.

Gilda Gangai

High School Liaison, Vanier College 
Services offered include personalized workshops on the math sequences, program requirements and Sec. IV and V courses offered at the CEGEP, career fairs, student-for-a-day activities, etc. Tel: 514-744-7500, ext. 7613

The Futures Channel

The Futures Channel provides videoclips on careers and trades http://www.thefutureschannel.com/

DVD - Hope Builders

The documentary, Hope Builders , by filmmaker Fernand Dansereau is available at the National Film Board which illustrates the research-action approach in solving problems related to the environment.
This documentary can be used in a GOAL based activity or project on team-building, addressing environmental issues and making connections to the real world.

Bridge Programs Chart

Here is a chart on the bridge programs leading to a vocational training certification and requiring Secondary 3 (Math, Language of Instruction and English as a Second Language).


Imagings, Bulletin from the Real Game Series is now available online. Here is a copy of the Fall 2010 issue. There are sample students and teacher survey tools, videos, tutorials and other matierals. http://www.lifework.ca/lifework/whatsnew.html

Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey, May 2014 

Statistics Canada tables by province  http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140606/dq140606a-eng.htm .

Montreal Hooked on School's mission

Regional organizations on school retention and school success, please consult the Réseau Réussite Montréal website, born from the union of Montreal Hooked on School and the Table des partenaires pour la persévérance scolaire à montreal.  Montreal Hooked on School's mission is to mobilize all partners in Montreal and become a focal point for initiatives that have a positive impact on young people, parents, and other concerned parties, with the objective of increasing student and school success, and reconnecting with school www.reseaureussitemontreal.ca

Montérégie's website

Here is the Montérégie's website on GOAL in the Montérégie region.  You can have access to learning activities and to the bulletins, Orient Express. Please consult the website for the inventory of Goal projects.

Virtual Community Centre

Launch of the Virtual Community Centre from the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation et des psychoéducateurs et des psychoéducatrices du Québec (OCCOPPQ) to share resources on the QEP, on guidance issues related to the choice of math sequence, path and career possibilities. Guidance counsellors, career advisors and GOAL coordination will be able to access this website with a password. For more information see http://www.orientation.qc.ca/ .

Statistics Canada Learning Resources

This Education, Training and Learning site replaces the former bulletin
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=1821&lang=eng&more=0 .

Chapeau, les filles!

There is a mobile exposition on Physics and Women with activities for students.
There are also innovative projects with respect to non-traditional careers 
www.inforoutefpt.org/ensemble_dossiers_meq/metierstm or www.inforoutefpt.org
For more information, please contact Anne Thibault, coordinator at Concours Chapeau, les filles! et Excelle Science at 418-646-1536, ext. 2320 or at
anne.thibault@mels.gouv.qc.ca .

CETECH website

Liste of websites on employment matters, job seeking skills,  statistics, and more
Please consutl the Centre d'études sur l'emploi et les technologies (CETECH) website at:

Career Cruising's blog!

Here is a link to the blog (which replaces the bulletin): http://public.careercruising.com/us/en/blog/  For more information on the career information database, please consult the website at www.careercruising.com.

Comités sectoriels de main-d'oeuvre du bioalimentaire

A new website has been developed for students and teachers from the four sectorial committee on biofoods (Comités sectoriels de main-d'oeuvre du bioalimentaire (production agricole, pêches maritimes, transformation alimentaire et commerce de l'alimentation).
This website is aimed for Secondary Cycle Two students who are enrolled in GOAL activities, Personal Orientation Project and Exploration of Vocational Training programs. To sign up or to explore the activities, please consult the following website: http://www.tabouffe.com.

MELS documentation on GOAL: Making Dreams Come True  www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/dgfj/csc/pdf/Brochure_eng.pdf

Secondary Cycle 2  www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sections/programmeFormation/secondaire2/index_en.asp

Complementary Educational Services ˆ In Brief  http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/DGFJ/csc/pdf/19-7036A.pdf

Articles in Schoolscapes, 2007-2008  http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sections/virage4/index_en.asp?page=ppo2

Articles from Western Quebec School Board  http://www.wqsb.qc.ca/mydestiny/links.html

GOAL:  A preliminary assessment, MELS  http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/ecolemontrealaise/pdf/sommaireecoleorientantealoeuvreanglais.pdf


This is a new section to the GOAL website.  You will find information on new documents, partnerships and resources related to GOAL.
http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sections/artetculture2/index_en.asp  - Bulletin on the Arts and Culture in Quebec Schools.

New books on Career development

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrom and High Functioning Autism
by Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy

Firestarters : 100 Job Profiles to Inspire Young Women
by Kelly Beatty, Dale Salvaggio Bradshaw
Firestarter is an inspiring book that describes interesting professions and fascinating news careers in an informative and positive format. Firestarterd uses a fun, personal approach to feature five important themes: balancing life and career, being independent, finding enjoyable work, not worrying about what others may think, and getting a degree. It includes definitions of key new terms, sidebars for reflecting on the lessons readers can draw from the profiles, and an index of job titles.

CyberCap/Intégration socioprofessionnelle et prevention du décrochage scolaire par le multimedia

Chantal Francescutto, agente de liaison
(514) 861-7700 poste 304          Chantal@cybercap.qc.ca
Courses are offered in French, howerever, bilingual students are welcomed to participate: http://www.cybercap.qc.ca/home/index.aspx .

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Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc.

The Canadian Student & Grab Job Directory, 12th edition
Canada’s Best Directory for Getting that Vital First Job

The Canadian Hidden Job Market Directory, 6th edition
Canada’s best Directory for Finding the Unadvertised Jobs

The Canadian Summer Job Directory, 3rd edition
Canada’s Best Directory for Finding Work in the Summer

Get Wired, You’re Hired! 3rd edition
The Canadian Internet Job Search Guide

The Brain from Top to bottom

McGill University’s website on the brain functions and its links to science content and competencies.

Employability Skills Toolkit

The employability Skills Toolkit for the self-managing Learner is a suit of pratical tools designed to help learners use and develop the skills needed to enter, stay in, and progress in the world of work.

The Toolkit offers practical support for managing lifelong learning for personal growth and workplace success, and provides Canadians with much-needed information about what employability skills look like and exemples of ways they can develop and demonstrate their skills at home, school, work and in community.

Copies of the Toolkit can be obtained by contacting our publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd. Toll Free order Line : 1-800-565-5758 http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/

Canadian Career Development Foundation www.ccdf.ca (to download the form)

Career Portfolio production - Workbook and CD Code SB CPW
Adult Back-to-School Planner- Code LRC 462094
Brave Work-A guide to the quest for meaning in work - Code CCDF 001

Alberta’s Career Shop www.alis.gov.ab.ca/careershop/main.asp
Employment Standards Information for English as a Second Language (ESL) and Low Literacy

Essential skills into the curriculum
www.schooltocareer.ca - Halton Industry Education Council

www.clrs.ca - Career Building Resources


Since 1999, the Association de la recherche industrielle du Québec (ADRIQ) has been organizing school tours to promote technnological and scientific careers in the Secondary Cycle Two and in CEGEP. With respect to this tour, guest speakers share their challenges and successes for approximately one hour presentations. The targeted group is students aged between 14 and 19 years old. The guest speakers working in various technoscience sectors present job trends in the new economy. Since 1999, over 3000 professionals have participated. This activity is free. Please consult the free students, employer and teacher guides for more information.

The adventures of Rafale

Governement of Quebec, Développement durable, Environnement et Parc.
This is a website aimed at sensitizing bilingual youth to job opportunities at the government level. Pedagogical activities, games and questionnaires are offered. You can also become a member of the website. Please consult the following address: http://www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca/jeunesse/index.htm

Université de Montréal

Teachers originating from cultural communities and who provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their respective school milieu.

La Bourse pour la diversité culturelle - it is geared for individuals from various cultural communities. Students are allocated a bursary of 3000 $ (non-renewal) for students who wish to pursue a Bachelor in Education at the Université de Montréal. Please consult the following website. Deadline, March 31st, 2009. http://www.scedu.umontreal.ca/cout/Boursepourladiversiteculturelle.html

Two New CFEE Websites for Teachers

Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has just completed work on a new web site called the Virtual Adviser. It is designed to support teachers and community service agencies working to help students and Canadians who face money- and work-related challenges and questions. The Virtual Adviser can also be used, independently, by students and agency clients. The Virtual Adviser provides plain language answers to about 70 common questions that people have about MONEY and about 50 common questions that people have about WORK. Links to further information about many of the questions are also provided. Users can also submit suggested material for possible posting on the site.
We hope you will take a moment to check out the Virtual Adviser at www.virtualadviser.ca and let us know what you think. We would also appreciate it if you would pass this e-mail on to others who might be interested in such an on-line tool. You can also check out CFEE's other new web site, the Building Futures Network at www.buildingfuturesnetwork.com . This site focuses on saving - in particular, the challenges of saving for post-secondary education and training. A Planning Guide is also available to help students and their families plan for these future expenses. It is available in hard copy or can be downloaded from the web site. There will soon be an interactive on-line version as well. At this time, access to a calculator enables users to help determine the cost of post-secondary education. Finally, for those of you who may not have seen it yet, CFEE produces the Online Classroom Edition of the Globe and Mail, which provides selected articles each month along with complete lesson plans - all free and downloadable - and you can photocopy the articles for educational purposes.
You can visit the site at www.classroomedition.ca .


Jossey-Bass, ISBN: 978-0-470-18256-7
By Joseph A. Raelin

Joe Raelin’s new and revised book, Work-Based Learning, will show you how to learn collectively with others who wish to develop their own
capability. Recognizing the limits of a pure classroom model, work-based learning is acquired in the midst of practice but expressly intersects knowledge with experience. It offers you an opportunity to overcome time pressures by reflecting upon and learning from the artistry of your own action.

Available now from:



Young People Fully Involved in their Success

Objectives: To encourage Work-Oriented Training Path Program students to explore their professional interests and to discover various elements of the working work. This inventory will also assist them in selecting a workplace setting for their stage. There are 80 photographs of various works, educational strategies and a guide for teachers. The workers represent fields in the non-specialized and semi-specialized trades.


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Last updated: January 18, 2015