Student Services at Place Cartier

Student Services at Place Cartier


Resource Team at the S.O.S. Learning Centre:  S.O.S. stands for “Save Our Students” and at Place Cartier we have our own dynamic trio.  Margot Dalton Samantha Brenhouse and Maria Sarafis are here to encourage, motivate and support our students so they can achieve their academic goals. 

This free service for all registered students begins in a warm and welcoming environment, which includes access to computers and the internet.

S.O.S. supports students with or without learning disabilities, in and outside of the classroom.  By focusing on each individual’s personal needs, S.O.S. is a major link for students to other in-school resources as well as external support

Due to increased popularity of the program, both Margot and Samantha work by appointment, tailoring their schedules as efficiently as possible from 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.   All students are welcome to come by and book an appointment as soon as they need. 


Margot Dalton - English Resource Department

  • Writing skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Basic computer skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Assists with assignments
  • Provides additional reading materials



Samantha Brenhouse - Math Resource Department

  • Collects all IEPs (and similar documentation) and creates SEPs
  • Daily group math workshops
  • Private tutoring
  • Group “Cram For Exam” classes
  • Access to website:
  • Provides additional notes, reviews and pretests to class material


Maris Sarafis - French Resource Department

  • French workshops
  • In-class assistance
  • Individal and group work
  • Can provide additional materials
  • Prep for exams


S.O.S. Resource Department

  • Exam facilitation
  • Study tips and strategies
  • Quiet work area
  • Résumés, cover letters, letters of intent
  • Access to computers, internet and printers
  • An open ear


Other In-School Resources


External Support

  • Educational resources
  • Employment services
  • Legal assistance
  • Pregnancy or health related services
  • Recreational services
  • Youth and family resources; shelters, hospitals, abuse centres


Failing three times from elementary to high school, learning was SO difficult. By far one of the most difficult times in my life. Cartier was a turning point, allowing me to learn on my terms. It gave me the confidence to start building something.



One word I would use to describe Place Cartier would be ‘home’. It’s a family of committed, well-educated, and most importantly, down-to-earth teachers, who stopped at nothing to ensure my success. I’m sure that any new student will be amazed at the Place Cartier experience. It’s like no other.




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Get in touch

  • Address: 1925 Brookdale Ave, Dorval, Quebec, H9P-2Y7

  • Phone:  514-422-3000

About Our Company

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) is one of the largest English school boards in Quebec in terms of student enrollment, serving approximately 21,000 students in the Youth sector and approximately 8,700 in its Continuing Education sector. The Board is responsible for a network of 37 elementary schools, 13 secondary schools and 8 Continuing Education Centres.