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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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2011 - 2012

The annual teachers conference of the Réseau québécois des CFER is being held on the 21 and 22 of June at the Hotel Lords of St-Hyacinthe. Under the theme “Teachers make the difference," these two days will provide opportunities for our teachers to share their best practices in  classroom management and plant management. In addition, two courses will be offered: one on the support of young people with autism spectrum disorder or language disorder and the other support involves working with young people with mental health problems.

We are also proud to announce that our conference Keynote will be given by M.Égide Royer, psychologist and professor in special education at the Faculty of Education at the Université Laval. His speech, entitled Passion for success: youth sometimes difficult and the teachers who make a difference in their lives, will set the tone for the following workshops.

"A wise man once said that change could be compared to the challenge of mounting a mattress double spiral staircase. It is a demanding job, but once it is in place, nobody wants to back down. We have reason to be proud of what we have accomplished in education. There are major gains that have been made during the last 25 years and nobody wants to go back. However, we do not have the right to be satisfied. The situation of young people who exhibit emotional or behavioral problems remains a concern. This conference presents what is known about the most effective practices for teachers to continue to make a difference in the success of many of these students. '





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