Who We Are

In partnership with its six francophone school boards and their communities, le Consortium pour les élèves du nord de l’Ontario enhances the provision of specialized French-language services to support the development and success of students with special needs.

Speech Language Services

The Consortium pour les élèves du nord de l’Ontario (CÉNO) provides speech-language services to K-12 students (may vary by region).

CÉNO’s speech therapy services are based on the 3-level Response to Intervention (RTI) model. This model is based on factual practice and aims to promote students’ academic success by preventing possible difficulties and facilitating the identification of students with specific learning disabilities.

Response to Intervention (RTI), Cavendish et al. (2016)

Areas of intervention may include :

  • oral language (eg. comprehension, vocabulary, syntax, morphology, semantic, pragmatic, narration);
  • phonological awareness (eg. awareness of rhymes, syllables and phonemes) and
  • written language (eg. reading and writing) (may vary by region)

Mental Health Services

CENO’s mental health and well-being team includes social workers (SW), psychotherapists (RP) and social service workers (SSW). The team works closely with JK-12 school staff from the six Northern Ontario French-Language School Boards to enhance the specialized services that are already being offered to students. Following Ontario’s Well-Being Strategy, the overall goal is to integrate evidence-based practices in schools, at all three levels of the Aligned and Integration Model (AIM), in collaboration with all partners, to increase academic success and ensure the well-being of all.

Psychological Services

Consultation and psychological assessment services are available for students of any of the six Northern Ontario French-Language School Boards who may have one or more of the following difficulties:

  • Academic difficulties (eg, reading, writing or mathematics)
  • Behavioral difficulties or externalized behaviors (eg, agitation, impulsiveness, anger or opposition)
  • Emotional difficulties or internalized behaviors (eg, anxiety or depression)

Psychological Services are designed to improve the academic functioning and well-being of students.
Our resident in psychology is clinically supervised by two registered psychologists.

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy services will be offered to all JK to grade 6 students attending a school within the Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord. Based on the Partnering for Change (P4C) model from CanChild Research Centre at McMaster University, this service will aim to build capacity within the school team and the family through collaboration and coaching in the context of the child’s activity and environment.