Youth are an essential part of the vitality in all communities and cultures. . Encouraging them to stay or to return to our region is key for the vitality of our English-speaking communities (ESC). We work closely with the Metis Beach School, the only English school in the Bas-St-Laurent and with our other educational, institutional and community partners to help our English-speaking youth connect with and express their unique cultural and linguistic identities and to thrive by offering them support in accessing services and resources through various projects and initiatives.
Support for youth includes:
- Literacy and cultural programming
- Space to publish artwork, creations & texts
- Connecting youth to available resources
- Support for youth-led initiatives
- Summer employment
- Leadership & volunteering opportunities
- Law & legal career information (Éducaloi)
- Health & social services career information & bursaries (Dialogue McGill)
Health Career Opportunities
Our McGill Retention and Recruitment project focuses on measures that help Quebecers to access a full range of Health & Social Services in English. One of the ways we do this is by working with educational partners to promote careers in health & social services.
McGill Community Leadership Bursary Program
The Dialogue McGill Community Leadership Bursary Program offers financial aid to students pursuing full-time studies in the field of health and social services. Bursaries ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 are available at the Vocational, College or University level for bilingual students wishing to pursue their careers in our region after the completion of their studies.
The call for applications for College & University level bursaries is generally in the Spring, for Vocational level in the Fall.
Éducaloi is a non-profit organization that has played a leading role in improving access to justice since it was founded in 2000. Its core mission is to explain to Quebecers the law, their rights, and their responsibilities. The organisation’s three main areas of focus are legal information, legal education, and the development of expertise in clear legal communication.
Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence partners with Éducaloi to help youth and teachers access free legal information and workshops specifically designed for their needs. An updated collection of Éducaloi pamphlets and guides can be found at our two resource centres and are available to our educational partners upon request.
Legal information on subjects of interest for teenagers can be found on the Éducaloi website at https://educaloi.qc.ca/en/categories/for-teenagers
Information about activities and workshops available to educators can be found on the Éducaloi website for educators at https://www.educationjuridique.ca/en/
If you need help finding legal information or services in English or to arrange for Éducaloi workshops or training sessions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERING AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Heritage Lower Saint Lawerence encourages the English-speaking youth of our region by offering internships through a variety of student employment programs. HLSL also helps community members access French as a second language training and socio-professional integration training and services.
Supervised student volunteering opportunities can be arranged through our many cultural activities and at our libraries in Métis-sur-Mer & in Rimouski.