Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Centre Jules-Léger

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Residence Program

The young people who live at the Centre Jules-Léger during the week meet other young people who might communicate in a different language than their own: spoken French and sign language. Since they all come from different environments, with their own cultural and social background, the residence aims to be an environment that fosters open-mindedness on a society where people with different values, customs and habits frequent one another. The residential component of the Centre Jules-Léger has various objectives that vary from one service to another.

Additional information and request for services

If you need additional information regarding the various services provided or you wish to learn more about the admission procedures, please contact:

(613) 761-1725
TDD (613) 761-1030

For the learning disabilities component

Intervention in the Residence is an essential component of the education project. The objective of residential life is based on the importance of continuing the intervention in the social life of each student. Each educator is responsible for a group and stresses the development of interpersonal relations skills. In workshops (glass, pottery, drama, etc.) and activities, the workers invite the youth to choose projects. These intervention tools lead to the development of problem-solving strategies and the launch of an accountability process. The benefits of group life enable them to develop their own identity, recognize their personal qualities and live experiences that increase their self-esteem. Life in the residence ensures a cohesive educational intervention and uses growth opportunities in all aspects of the individual. For this purpose, objective and means included in an intervention plan guide the student’s path.

The deaf, vision and deafblind component

The superintendent will determine the eligibility for the residential program if the student:

  • Is five (5) years old on December 31 of the year during which the student is admitted,
  • Lives at more than 70 minutes or 115 km away from the Provincial school for which an admission application is made (according to the Transportation Policy of the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch),
  • Has social, affective, physical or medical needs that can be met in a residential program,
  • Meets all the admission criteria in the Provincial school.

Food Services

The mandate of the food services is first to provide healthy and balanced meals as well as various snacks to the students in order to encourage healthy eating, according to the Canada Food Guide. All this while taking into account the restrictions associated to allergies, intolerances and medical conditions as well as certain beliefs and religions. The head cook, with the support of cooks and helpers, prepares meals to accommodate certain student activities outside the Centre or to highlight special events throughout the year, Afternoon of Authors and the culinary arts workshops for the students.

Finally, the head cook plans for enough food and “ready to heat” meals in case of emergency situations such as cancelled or delayed departures due to bad weather or any other reason.