PD Funding and Criteria

Each year the AAESQ budget will provide an allocation for the professional development of its members in accordance with clearly established priorities. Applications for assistance must be received at the AAESQ office by the last Friday of November for consideration at the Executive meeting immediately following this application deadline. The appropriate form providing details on expenses to be incurred and other supporting documentation for funding must accompany all requests.

The AAESQ allocation is established at $10,000.


The order of priority will be:


Funds will be made available to support Local Associations for professional development activities. Priority will be accorded to Local Associations in the more remote areas of the province, followed by those in the vicinity of Montreal.


Funding will be available for professional development initiatives exclusive to AAESQ members residing in the outlying regions. This priority will cap the allocated at $750 per member per year. Applications under this criterion must disclose any supplemental funding from other sources. Only events such as Spring Conference, QPAT Conference and McGill workshops endorsed by ELC will only be considered.


Should the $10,000 allocation not be fully dispensed by the Executive meeting immediately following the application deadline, Local Associations will be notified of the possibility of additional applications to be considered.


If funds are still available after fulfilling the first 3 priorities, individual members may seek professional development funding, even after the application deadline. Such members may request funding for events not listed as part of priority #2. Requests from individual members will be deliberated upon by the Executive committee.



To apply for PD funding through AAESQ for a given school year, please complete this Google Form before the last Friday of November.


Please note that additional sources of funding, provided by the Comité de perfectionnement des cadres et des gérants (CPCG) and the Comité de perfectionnement des directions d’établissement d’enseignement (CPD), is available via the ACSQ and FQDE websites.