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

  • Montérégie West Community Network

  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • Collectif petite enfance

  • Townshippers’ Association

  • Eva Marsden Centre for Social Justice and Aging

  • English Community Organization Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

  • Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur

  • Leading English Education and Resource Network

  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)

  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action

  • Literacy Quebec

  • Collective Community Services

  • Naître et grandir


  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda

  • Centre for Access to Services in English

  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

  • North Shore Community Association


  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners


  • Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network

  • Association québécoise des CPE

  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC)


  • Centre Mosaïque de Québec

  • Connexions Resource Centre

  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

  • 4Korners

  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence


  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière