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

  • 4Korners

  • Centre Mosaïque de Québec

  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière

  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation

  • English Language Arts Network

  • NDG Senior Citizens’ Council


  • Collectif petite enfance

  • North Shore Community Association

  • Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network

  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action

  • Townshippers’ Association

  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

  • Regroupement pour la Valorisation de la Paternité


  • Association québécoise des CPE

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • Naître et grandir

  • Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur

  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network



  • Collective Community Services

  • Connexions Resource Centre

  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)

  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

  • Montérégie West Community Network

  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda


  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • Centre for Access to Services in English

  • Literacy Quebec

  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

  • Leading English Education and Resource Network

  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners