On March 22, eight teachers from the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est de l’Ontario (CSDCEO) assigned to Hockey Canada Skills Academy programs, took part in training at the Centre récréatif de Saint-Isidore. The 2nd part of the training will take place on April 6.

Hockey Canada Skills Academy programs are currently offered at three CSDCEO schools: l’École secondaire catholique La Citadelle (Cornwall), l’École secondaire catholique L’Escale (Rockland) and l’École secondaire catholique Le Relais (Alexandria). A total of 146 students are enrolled.

The objective of the program is to improve the student-athlete’s confidence, individual skills and self-esteem, in addition to providing them with opportunities for academic and athletic development. Students have personalized schedules that allow them to train during class hours, while ensuring their academic success.

“The CSDCEO is proud of its partnership with Hockey Canada. This is a unique program at the CSDCEO and we are proud of this innovation,” said Eugénie Congi, director of education and secretary. “The program makes it possible to engage students in promoting healthy lifestyles and to benefit students using proven and innovative teaching practices.”, said Mrs. Eugénie Congi, director of education and secretary of the CSDCEO.

The CSDCEO is the largest network of French-language schools in the five counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott and Russell.