Student Services at Place Cartier

Student Services at Place Cartier

Resource Department

Our dedicated Resource Department meets twice a month in order to strategize how to best support our students' academic needs. The department is made up of professionals, teacher support staff, administration and community resource people. Together, this team ensures that students have access to academic support as well as career and personal counselling.  

The S.O.S. Team

Our Special Education Technicians, Lisa Davis, Maria Sarafis, and Denise Obriain 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. 


Lisa Davis - English Resource Department

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


Denise Obriain - Math Resource Department

  • Daily group math workshops
  • Private tutoring
  • Google Classroom resources
  • In class memory aid preparation support
  • Provides additional notes, reviews and pretest to class material


MIchael Canavan - French Resource Department                                                                           

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


Casey Finn-Lefsrud - Readaptation Officer

  • Confirms that SEPs are in accordance to government mandates
  • Manages SEPs and accommodations for students
  • Meets with students who have SEPs or who are struggling in class
  • Supports teachers and students with their classes as needed


S.O.S. Resource Team

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




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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  • 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.