February 9, 2024 | Events

This article was originally published on the Prescott and Russell website.

On February 7, 2024, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (the “CEPEO”) and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (the “UCPR”) announced an innovative partnership between the école des adultes Le Carrefour and the Prescott and Russell Residence. This collaboration marks an important step in both organizations’ commitment to education and community well-being.

This partnership is a unique learning opportunity. It enables 21 learners enrolled at the école des adultes Le Carrefour to receive training as personal support workers in a living classroom setting, on the premises of the Prescott and Russell Residence in Hawkesbury.

“The Prescott and Russell Residence is an important resource in our community. This partnership will not only improve the quality of life of residents, but it will also provide learners with a unique perspective on community service. I would also like to thank the Government of Ontario for its financial support, which is essential to the realization of this project,” said Gilles Fournier, school board trustee.

“This partnership marks a new era in our commitment to education and the well-being of our learners. We are delighted to collaborate with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell to offer an enriching and innovative educational experience,” declared Christian-Charle Bouchard, Director of Education of the CEPEO.

The press conference unveiled the details of this unique collaboration. The école des adultes Le Carrefour and the Prescott and Russell Residence are joining forces to offer learners a unique educational experience, right in the heart of a long-term care home.

“The école des adultes Le Carrefour’s program is rooted in a long-term vision of the healthcare services in the region. By investing in applied learning and field studies, we ensure that the next generation of caregivers is committed and trained to provide high-quality long-term care,” shared Pierre Leroux, Warden of the UCPR.

“We are already seeing the results of the program: learners are confident and caring, while our residents receive highly professional, personalized care and services. When the new Prescott and Russell Residence opens its doors later this year, the program’s learners will have the opportunity to work in a modern long-term care facility that has the potential to become a model in Ontario,” said Eric Larocque, Administrator of the Prescott and Russell Residence.

The CEPEO and the UCPR eagerly anticipate the positive results of this collaboration and the impact it will have on education in our community.