The Swing into Spring Webinars Are Now Available Online
In May, the QFHSA collaborated with LEARN to offer two very informative workshops led by Family Life Educator Karen Delage. The workshops are full of information and practical suggestions for parents. Follow the links below to learn more about the following topics:
Webinar 1: A Time of Crisis = An Opportunity for Transformation
This workshop explores change – how we react to it, adapt to it, and move forward from it. Learn how you and your family can thrive in challenging times. The webinar is available here.
Webinar 2: Helping Families Navigate School Transitions
Especially useful parents of 10- to 12-year-olds, this workshop provides tips and tools to support a child making that leap into high school. The webinar is available here.
Offered in collaboration with
Challenge to Law 40
Bill 40 An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance, tabled in October 2019, infringes on the constitutional rights of the English-speaking community of Quebec to manage and control our own education institutions.
We urged the Minister of Education to withdraw Bill 40, amend Bill 40, and /or exempt the English school system from its provisions, all to no avail.
Statement on the abolition of the “Ethics and Religious Culture” programme
The QFHSA’s Education, Rights and Resolutions Committee welcomes the opportunity to comment on the following: The abolishment of the Ethics and Religious Culture Course and the Consultation On The Ethics And Religious Culture Program Of Study.
Major Awards and Local Recognition Awards 2020
PLEASE NOTE: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Awards Ceremony has been postponed until the fall.
Members are invited to continue to submit nominations for all the Major Awards as well and the Local Recognition Awards.
The Major Awards are as follows:
- *NEW* Volunteer-of-the-Year Award
- Gordon Paterson Award
- Leslie N. Buzzell Award
- Lewis Peace Prize
- Pat Lewis Humanitarian Award
- Pat Lewis Environmental Award
To submit a nomination, please use this form: Major Awards and Prizes 2020
The Local Recognition Awards are as follows:
To submit your nomination lists for these awards, please use this form: FORM FOR GOLDEN TORCH AND UNSUNG HERO AWARD NOMINATIONS
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
QFHSA Member H&S Associations Interactive Map
Historical Listing of H&S Associations
Quebec Home and Schools may come and go over the years, but their contributions to their schools have not been forgotten. Here is a list of all the historic Home and School Associations. Those in blue ink remain active today. Find your H&S on the list!
NO TO LAW 21 CAMPAIGN
Quebec’s Law 21 is discriminatory and divisive and must be fought on all fronts. The “No to Law 21” campaign, in partnership with Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations, invites Quebecers from all faiths, backgrounds and walks of life to proudly wear a button to demonstrate their opposition to this law.
QFHSA will be helping with the ordering and distribution of the buttons. To make a donation to this campaign, click on the donate button and choose the “No to Law 21” Fund.
Notice: QFHSA Annual Membership Fee Increase
At the 2018 Annual General Meeting, April 28, 2018, Treasurer Leah Trineer submitted a Notice of Motion to the delegates representing the member Home and School Associations. This notice advised the delegates that a motion to increase the QFHSA membership fee from $18 to $20 would be brought to the floor for a vote at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. (The annual membership fee had not been increased since 2012, when it went from $16 to $18.) This would give the member associations time to inform their membership.
On May 4, 2019 at the QFHSA Annual General Meeting, Treasurer Leah Trineer called for a Motion to adopt the new membership fee of $20.00 per family per year, effective September 2019. The motion was adopted unanimously.
All Home and School Association Presidents, Treasurers and Membership Chairs were subsequently advised of this increase.