An adapted approach to supporting children and families

Bright Beginnings enables English-speaking communities to engage stakeholders offering programs and services. The aim of these collaborations is to provide new and adapted services to better reach and support children and families.

This initiative is inspired by our Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI) model and adopts many of its strategies and principles. These include implementing knowledge, networking, representation, outreach, and partnerships as key strategies to support local, regional and provincial partners, as well as improve existing services for the English-speaking 0-17 population.

Bright Beginnings aims to improve the well-being of children through divers actions:


Creating new and innovative programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of English-speaking children and youth from 0-17 years old.


Developing culturally and linguistically adapted outreach strategies that engage English-speaking parents and help them in adopting positive parenting attitudes and practices.

The Community

Providing supportive outreach to vulnerable children and families in our community by collaborating and forming partnerships with French-speaking institutions and organizations.

This program is financed by

Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation

Bright Beginnings Model

Bright Beginnings Framework

Bright Beginnings Partners and Participating Organisations

  • Collectif petite enfance

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • Townshippers’ Association

  • Regroupement pour la Valorisation de la Paternité

  • Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur


  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

  • North Shore Community Association

  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners

  • Connexions Resource Centre

  • Montérégie West Community Network

  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation

  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda

  • Naître et grandir


  • Collective Community Services

  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)


  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action

  • English Language Arts Network

  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière

  • Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network

  • Centre for Access to Services in English

  • 4Korners


  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • Leading English Education and Resource Network

  • NDG Senior Citizens’ Council

  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

  • Association québécoise des CPE


  • Literacy Quebec

  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

  • Centre Mosaïque de Québec