March 14, 2012

New Joint Learning Program Publications
The Joint Learning Program announces the release of three new publications. The first one is called The Workshops which is a comprehensive description of the JLP workshops. The second one is called Change Through Joint Learning which is a brief overview of the JLP. The last on is Becoming a Facilitator which is a tool to promote facilitation. If you would like to receive a copy of any of these publications, please contact the JLP by phone at 613-560-2595 or by email at


Duty to Accommodate Clinic in British Columbia
A Facilitators Skills Clinic for the new Duty To Accommodate (DTA) kit was delivered to 20 facilitators (FACS) in the British Columbia (BC)-Yukon (YT) region over February 29 and March 1, 2012. The two-day clinic provided facilitators opportunities to facilitate core learning activities, and to experience the kit from both a participant point of view. BC-YT FACs enjoyed parsing the kit and networking with one another; sharing ideas for learning activities delivery as well as tricks and tools of the trade.

BC-YT facilitators in attendance at the Clinic in Richmond BC wished Sherry Boudreau, Regional Field Coordinator the best in her future endeavours. Ms. Boudreau will leave the Joint Learning Program (JLP) on March 31, 2012. Ms. Boudreau, on the right, receives a cake from her colleague in the BC-YT JLP Region, Karla Backer.


Rendez-vous de la Francophonie
Our annual opportunity to celebrate and promote the French language and culture across Canada has come. Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, which will take place from March 9 to 25 of this year, are part of the events surrounding the Journée internationale de la Francophonie (available only in French), March 20, which is organized every year around the world to promote the French language and its numerous cultural expressions. This year’s theme is “Understanding builds a better future.”