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An Invitation to Celebrate

Students of Darlene’s Basic English evening class planned and organized a Thanksgiving Celebration event for October 5, 2017, for all of the evening students, as part of their English class. This event was also subsidized by The Learning Exchange. Students practiced English by discussing party options, planning the menu and events. They wrote invitations, invited other students,

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I am very happy to announce the launch of the Essential Skills Quebec website by The Learning Exchange. The Essential Skills Quebec site provides links to outside sites and resources related to the 9 Essential Skills. Use these resources to develop everyday skills or to better prepare yourself to work in a variety of positions that

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Money Matters 2017

Money Matters Sessions were held September 26th and October 2nd, 2017 thanks to our TD Volunteers and ABC Life Literacy Canada. TLE was pleased to bring back to CDC Vimont: Money Matters, a financial literacy program developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (Education Savings Community Outreach –

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Writer’s Stories

My Strength I don’t know how to stay, I’ll just jump from one place to the other, using my “lucky charm” power, The colour green seems to give me more power, Luck will give me more strength when there’s lots of gold, People who are feeling blue, I’ll strike my green laser to them, A

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Working with Partners

TLE’s working retreat for the Board of Directors and staff took place the May 26th – 28th  weekend at the L’OASIS DE L’ÎLE – AUBERGE SANTÉ ET SPA. Members joined together with partners Heather Halman of CDC Vimont and Marlene Dagenais of the Laurentian Literacy Council to review the past year’s work and to plan and strategize for our collective

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Volunteer Opportunities at TLE

Become a volunteer with TLE today! Contact TLE to become a volunteer Do you have a skill, a specialty or an interest you would like to share? Want to meet others in your community or be a virtual volunteer? From essential skills development to family literacy story time events we have volunteer opportunities to suit

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Story Time at Twin Oaks

The Cat in the Hat is BACK at SWLSB! We had another fun Story Time in the Community at Twin Oaks Elementary School in Laval! Story time events take place in the evening making it fun for all to wear pyjamas, robes and slippers…and don’t forget the teddy bears and other stuffed animals. The Cat-in the-Hat

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Try the Remind App! It’s a quick and useful communication tool for teachers or tutors who wish to communicate with their classes, individual students, or parents.”/]

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Common Core Basic Ed.

What is the Common Core Basic Education Program? The Common Core Basic Education Program is the result of decisions taken by the Ministère de l’Éducation et Enseignement Supérieur / MEES with respect to the education reform in Québec. It consists of 13 programs of study in the first phase of adult general education, known as

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Resource Project Updates

The Resource Project is designed to help teachers and tutors as well as students. The project team has created over 30 resources for multiple secondary English courses and has countless additional English and Math resources available at The Learning Exchange for anyone who needs them. Come see us in Room 106 and room 218 at

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Congratulations Warren!

Congratulations to TLE’s volunteer tutor Warren Law, this year’s Literacy Quebec #FredaHudson award.”/] As Executive Director of The Learning Exchange, I am pleased to present Warren Law, a highly valued volunteer with TLE, the Freda Hudson provincial award. Over the years, Warren has proven to be highly motivated and enthusiastic in his volunteer work in

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Resource Project Update

Twenty students have been supported in English thanks to The Learning Exchange and CDC Vimont’s English Resource Project. Our dedicated staff is looking forward to helping more students every day! Teachers: You can still refer students for additional academic support. The project runs until the end of the 2017 school year.”/]

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Resource Volunteer Tutors Wanted

If you, or someone you know, is interested in volunteering with The Learning Exchange, contact Karen at: 450-688-2933 ext 3126 for more information about volunteering. Call us today! English: Flexible days. Tutoring times available Monday to Friday  1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Math: flexible days or Tuesday/Thursday evenings

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Share a Book

There are three simple ways to share books throughout the year! 1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.  Celebrate the love of reading by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book. 2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby. Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there

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New and Used Books Wanted

We are currently accepted new and used books in English and French, for children or adults, to give away to the public. Books can be dropped at CDC-Vimont, 2100 blvd des Laurentides during school hours Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. No school text books or old computer programming books please!

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Reading Success at Souvenir Elementary

Family Literacy volunteers and the Cat-in-the-Hat visited Souvenir Elementary school classes on Tuesday Feb. 21/17 to read interactive stories to 273 students:”/]

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A Generous Gift of Books

At my high school, as a final evaluation we have to create a unique, personal project. Being a big bookworm, I chose to do it on literacy and how important it is. I noticed how many books I had that were already read and just uselessly gathering dust and thought about how I could find

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Storyteller Norman Perrin

TLE and CDC Vimont are thrilled to announce the upcoming visit of  Ontario storyteller Norm Perrin this May for TD’s Canadian Book Week tour! Date: Wednesday May 10th, 2017 Time: Open to the public! Morning session: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Afternoon session: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Place: CDC Vimont cafeteria Information: Call Karen at 450-688-2933 ext. 3126 For over 25

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Hooked on School Days 2017

The Hooked on School Days (HSD) event will be taking place all across the province this year from February 13 to 17, 2017, under the theme “Be a Superhero. Staying in school is everyone’s business!” During this period, all members of the community will be asked to mobilize themselves for our young students of all

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Family Literacy Day 2017

Starting on Family Literacy Day, January 27th, thanks to a grant from Literacy Quebec, The Learning Exchange was able to hold some Family Literacy activities within the community to promote families reading, writing, learning and web surfing together. TLE gave away Writing Kit information cards and 150 new Children’s Books from Scholastic. In addition, TLE set

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15 Minutes of Fun!

To encourage family literacy in the home, ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging Canadian families to have “15 Minutes of Fun” learning together. Learning can happen at any time. Practicing literacy together for just 15 minutes a day has tremendous benefits for both children and parents. Here are some great ways to get started: Create your own

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Girls Action in February!

TLE is pleased to announce our project has been accepted to hold Girl’s Action activities. Another positive action with TLE and CDC Vimont students will take place thanks to Girls Action Foundation funding!! Starting February, students will have the opportunity at lunchtime Girls’ Meet Ups to hold discussions, plan events and make leadership bracelets together.

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week

During National Volunteer Appreciation Week TLE wants to celebrate and thank TLE’s Volunteers!! Join us for coffee and cake with TLE at CDC Vimont Wednesday April 25th noon to 3:00 in room 106. TLE would like to thank all volunteers for their hard work and dedication!  Thank you!!! Special treats and coffee will be available all week for our volunteers!

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International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day takes place on 14th February each year. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible. 14th February is about sharing the love of books! #bookgivingday To celebrate International Book Giving Day, #BookGivingDay, TLE will be giving away 100’s of books donated by our generous supports. Join

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Cat-in-the-Hat School Visits

Family Literacy volunteers are visiting elementary schools in the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board area to read interactive stories with children. These events are taking place a few times a year and are a fun and rewarding experience for all involved!! Children will also be delighted by a visit from the Cat-in-the-Hat! Scheduled visits: January 31st: Twin Oaks

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TLE gives me the opportunity to pass on part of my math knowledge and life experiences to the younger generation. It gives me great satisfaction to share those special “A-HA” moments when a math concept clicks with a student I am tutoring.

Gordon Cook

( TLE Volunteer Math Tutor )

Volunteering makes your day but the benefits last a lifetime.

Valerie Sauriol

( TLE Treasurer )