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UNESCO Associated Schools Network in Quebec

The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (also known as ASPnet,) is a worldwide network established in 1953 to educate students to increasingly complex global challenges.

ASPnet's goal

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It involves 11,500 educational institutions in over 182 countries. Quebec has 27 institutions involved in the Network. The ASPnet is committed to promoting UNESCO’s ideals built around four main themes:

  • Human Rights, Democraty and Tolerance
  • Intercultural Learning
  • World Citizenship Education and the United Nations system
  • Education for Sustainable Development

Éducation internationale's role

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Éducation internationale coordinates the Executive Committee of the Associated Schools Network in Quebec. We invite schools to submit their application to join the UNESCO Associated Schools Network in Quebec.

Through an annual event, the Network in Quebec is giving schools the opportunity to submit their application to join the UNESCO Associated Schools Network.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec’s mandate to develop and manage the Associated Schools Network in Quebec is coordinated by Éducation internationale and formed by: the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec (FCSQ), the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) and the Fédération des établissements d’enseignement privés (FEEP).

The MEES is funding the Network (since 2007).

Benefits of joining the Network & Target audience

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  • Annual meeting for youth and adults
  • At least 2 training programs by and for coordinators
  • Teaching tools
  • Taking part in an international network
  • Opportunities to participate Canadian and international events
  • Scholarships for young people


Public and private schools providing preschool, primary, secondary, technical or vocational education

For more information

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Visit UNESCO Associated Schools Network in Quebec or contact:

  • Éric Laroche, UNESCO Associated Schools Network in Quebec
    418 649-8888 or toll-free 1 877 850-0897
  • Sylvie Meunier, Coordinator – Executive Committee of the Network
    418-651-4667 #142
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