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Inter-Level Educational Table (ILET)

In 2017, QUESCREN created the Inter-Level Educational Table (ILET), which brings together representatives of Quebec’s English-language educational institutions and associations, along with community groups and the public sector.

Vision

Our vision is of a healthy, complete and accessible English-language education system in Quebec. It ensures attachment to the province and sustains and promotes the multifaceted vitality of its English-speaking communities.

Mission

Supporting Quebec’s English-language education system through research, knowledge mobilization, and educational activities.

Biennial Forums: Minority Community Vitality through Education

ILET’s first biennial community-building forum took place in October 2018 at Concordia University under the theme “Minority Community Vitality through Education.” This three-day event focused on the development of research teams around concrete projects, proposed strategies for improving the continuum of educational offer, and increased the synergy of educational networks around English-language community vitality in Quebec. Read the report from the first forum [PDF - 760KB] or find out more about the second forum.

Research Action Plan

ILET promotes research on Quebec’s English-speaking communities through its active support for QUESCREN’s development of: biennial community-building forums, an online researcher directory, and other research-related activities. 

Educational Action Plan

To enhance Quebec’s English-speaking community vitality, ILET supports activities promoting the continuum of Quebec’s English-language educational offer and the collaboration of English-language educational institutions. 

ILET Impact Project 

Educational professionals have repeatedly identified the need for easier access to research related to Quebec’s English-language education sector. The ILET Impact Project, which QUESCREN initiated in the fall of 2022, responds to that need.

The project entails the creation of a website dedicated to the dissemination of research and knowledge on the sector. This engaging online space—the first of its kind in the province—will gather original content, activities and research-based resources from all levels of education. These will connect researchers to practitioners, decision-makers and other stakeholders in the field of education.

ILET Impact aims to raise awareness and understanding, among a broad audience, of priority issues for Quebec's official language minority community and its educational ecosystem. Such issues include decreased enrollment in schools, particularly in rural and remote areas; high rates of outmigration of bilingual university graduates from the province; and the effects of Quebec government's laws and policies on the institutional vitality of education. Ensuring access to effective evidence-based knowledge through the ILET Impact project, will go a long way towards addressing these real-world concerns and informing future educational policy and programming.

The ILET Impact Project is funded by the Government of Canada.

 

ILET Members

  • Brian Lewis, Chair, Professor, Department of Communications Studies, and Co-Director, QUESCREN, Concordia University
  • Alix Adrien, President, Quebec Board of Black Educators (QBBE), and Principal, LaSalle Elementary School, Junior Campus
  • Richard Bourhis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Anne-Marie Cech, Project Manager, Community Health and Social Services Network
  • Jennifer Cooke, Regional Development Officer, Greater Montreal, Community Health and Social Services Network
  • Celine Cooper, Managing Director, Consortium of English-language CEGEPS, Colleges and Universities of Quebec (CELCCUQ), Bishop’s University
  • Anthony Di Mascio, Full Professor, School of Education, Bishop’s University
  • Patrick Donovan, Research Associate and Advisor, QUESCREN, Concordia University
  • Caroline Erdos, Representative, Leadership Committee for English Education in Québec (LCEEQ); Professional Coordinator, Speech-Language Pathology and Pedagogical Consultant in Special Education, Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board
  • Linton Garner, Commissioner, Western Quebec School Board and Chair, Education Sectoral Table of the Provincial Employment Roundtable (PERT)
  • Manxi Guo, Project Officer, Recruitment and Retention program, Dialogue McGill
  • Chuck Halliday, Coordinator of Community and Business, New Frontiers School Board
  • Kimberley Hamilton, Director of Communications and Special Projects, Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA)
  • Debbie Horrocks, Director, Provincial Resource Team - CLC Network, Leading English Education and Resource Network (LEARN)
  • Katherine Korakakis, President, English Parents' Committee Association (EPCA)
  • Margo Legault, Executive Director, Literacy Quebec
  • John McMahon, Director General, Vanier College
  • Dominique Michaud, Director, Research Development, Office of Research, Concordia University
  • Grant Myers, CEDEC/Labour Market Information Network
  • Lina Shoumarova, Research Associate, QUESCREN, Concordia University
  • Lorraine O'Donnell, Senior Research Manager, QUESCREN and Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University 
  • Maria Popica, Teacher and Researcher, Department of French, John Abbott College
  • Nicholas Salter, Executive Director, Provincial Employment Roundtable (PERT)
  • Stephen Thompson, Director, Policy and Research, Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)
  • Lynn Travers, Secretary, Advisory Board on English Education (ABEE), Ministère de l’Éducation
  • Paul Zanazanian, Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
  • Antonia Zannis, Executive Director, Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS)
  • Observer: Martin Durand, Research Manager, Official Languages Branch, Policy and Research Directorate, Canadian Heritage (PCH)
  • Observer: Georges Lemieux, Directeur, Direction du soutien au réseau éducatif anglophone (p.i.), Secteur de la diversité, des relations extérieures, des anglophones et des Autochtones, Ministère de l'Éducation
  • Observer: Joseph Junior Pierre, Statistician-demographer, Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d’expression anglaise (SRQEA), Ministère des Finances

To learn more about the Inter-level Educational Table (ILET), please contact Lorraine.ODonnell@concordia.ca.

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