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Pierrefonds, QC  H8Y 3E4


A CFER program consists of three basic components. Classroom work is focused on developing functional skills in Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies again with the goal of promoting autonomy, engagement and productivity. A CFER also has a business component which is run as a business.

About Us

CFER Riverdale opened its doors in January 2007 with thirteen students from the Secondary III and IV levels of Riverdale High School.  The program had been in its development stages since the spring of 2006 when initial meetings were held with representatives of the Réseau québécois des CFER.

Our Program

All CFER businesses are built around some form of recycling. What is recycled varies from CFER to CFER. Some CFER’s recycle paint, others recycle building materials, others recycle rope and so forth. CFER Riverdale is building its project on the recycling of computer systems.

Our Mission

A CFER program has a threefold mandate: Develop autonomous students; produce engaged citizens; train productive workers.

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Centre de Formation en Entreprise et Récupération | Training and Recovery Business Centre
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January 2016
Réseau CFER Success Stories




May 2015


Click to watch this video on YouTube by one of our CFER students, Brandon,
which highlights the strengths and successes of CFER.


March 2015

Over the last couple of weeks the CFER students have been very busy at work.

On March 24, Mylene Cardin, Dietician from LBPSB's Educational Services came and spoke to the students and staff about healthy eating habits and wellness; after the talk the students enjoyed making their yogurt treats.

On March 22, the students had the privilege of participating in a Poetry Slam Workshop organized by the Vision's group. As you can see, we do have some talented young students in the CFER. Seen in the video below is Patrick is reciting his poem.


Lola has been up cycling wood again and creating amazing art work with the students such at the guitar end table that is slowly taking shape. 


Next we go on to our cooking lessons once again by resident Chef Lola; students made hamburgers and spaghetti sauce for their classmates. You can see in the photo the creative way devised to chop onions for the spaghetti sauce.


The circle project was an idea by Lola to get all the students involved in a project. She designed the circles and each student got to colour it any way they wanted to; amazing results.


Thanks to Culture in the Schools, the hallways of CFER Riverdale have been transformed by the talented Mario Berube and students who created a cityscape filled with silhouettes made of computer parts.


Please check out our Facebook page that continues to showcase our students' talents. 






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