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History Curriculum

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LBPSB parents are active in the Committee for the Enhancement of the Curriculum of History in Quebec (ComECH-Quebec), an ad hoc committee created by the English Parents’ Committee Association (EPCA), Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) and the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations (QFHSA). ComECH-Quebec has finalized its statement on the Secondary III and IV Quebec History curriculum and is in the process of collecting endorsements for its statement. The main points being asked for in in the statement are:

  • A curriculum whose content acknowledges the complexity and diversity of Quebec society and challenges students to develop critical thinking skills in examining historical events.
  • A curriculum that addresses Indigenous History as noted in items 62, 63 and 64 of the Calls to Action made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
  • A curriculum that acknowledges the struggles and positive contributions of Quebec’s various ethnic minority and local communities.
  • A curriculum that acknowledges the diversity of Quebec’s Anglophone community and its positive contributions to Quebec society.
  • A curriculum that acknowledges the important developments in Quebec’s history that have been motivated by progressive political values.

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB), after consulting its History teachers, 68% of the teachers said the curriculum was incomplete, has called on the government to make significant changes to the History curriculum. The recent mosque shootings in Quebec city, further underlines the necessity of having an inclusive History curriculum that acknowledges the struggles and positive contributions of all ethnic minorities in Quebec.

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