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DGEQ's clients and directory of training activities

See field: provincial, school board

We offer specific training activities to these clienteles to enable them to adequately assume their role and responsibilities under Québec's legislation in effect at the three electoral levels. Please note that the courses are given only in French.

Our external clienteles are:

Provincial level Municipal level School level International and national levels

Returning officer

Assistant returning officer

Revisors

Polling officers

Official agents

Official representatives

Party authorities

Political parties

Returning officer
(clerks and secretary treasurers)


Municipalities with a population of 5,000 or more

Municipal treasurer

Official agents

Official representatives

Authorized independent candidates

Returning officer
(directors general)

Director general of school boards

Authorized candidates

Groups and associations having a political vocation, jurists and personnel with respect to any one of the provincial election legislations

For all additional information concerning training, please contact the training support service at 1-844-644-1090, extension 3025, at 418-644-1090, extension 3025 or e-mail: servicesoutienformation@dgeq.qc.ca.



PROVINCIAL - Financing

  • Producing a new financial report for a party authority
    Objective: establishing the opening balances of balance sheet items
    Clientele: official representatives of party authorities
  • Producing a financial report for a party authority and the official representative's responsibilities
    Objective: preparing an election expenses report in accordance with the requirements of the Election Act
    Clientele: official representatives of party authorities
  • Producing election expenses reports
    Objective: preparing an election expenses report in accordance with the requirements of the Election Act
    Clientele: official representatives and official agents
  • Financing and controlling election expenses - Roles of official representative and official agent for authorized independent candidates
    Objective: acquiring and updating the key concepts required for adequately completing the tasks of an official representative and agent
    Clientele: official representatives and official agents

PROVINCIAL - Voting

  • Swearing in and welcoming new RO
    Objectives: providing an initial contact with the institution and awareness of the importance of the position, jointly with us, in Québec's electoral system
    Clientele: returning officers (RO)
  • Managing an election in electoral divisions - Basic training for RO and ARO
    Objectives: understanding the institution, learning the importance of each role, understanding our expectations for the RO and ARO, learning the tasks to carry out during an election event and developing operational skills
    Clientele: returning officers (RO) and assistant returning officers (ARO)
  • Pre-event meeting
    Objective: getting the latest news
    Clientele: returning officers (RO) and assistant returning officers (ARO)
  • Post-mortem meeting after the general election
    Objectives: taking stock of the last general election, improving our methodologies and finding possible solutions
    Clientele: returning officers (RO) and assistant returning officers (ARO)
  • Coaching for support network staff
    Objectives: clarifying the coaching concept and learning the usefulness of it as a method of transferring knowledge and expertise, acquiring and putting into practice specific interpersonal skills in their coaching role
    Clientele: members of the RO and ARO support team


MUNICIPAL - Financing

  • Financing and controlling election expenses - Roles of official representative and official agent for authorized independent candidates
    Objectives: providing official agents with all the information required for properly implementing and respecting the rules concerning election expense controls and producing reports that conform to the law
    Clientele: official agents and official representatives of an authorized independent candidate, and the candidates themselves
  • Financing and controlling election expenses - Role of the treasurer
    Objectives: training the treasurers of municipalities with 5,000 inhabitants or more about their role and responsibilities in an election, explaining election procedures, rules, guidelines and the use of the AFM computer system
    Clientele: treasurers
  • Financing and controlling election expenses - Role of official agent of political parties
    Objectives: supplying official agents with all the information required to properly implement and respect the rules concerning election expense controls and producing reports in accordance with the law
    Clientele: official agents of municipal political parties
  • Financing and controlling election expenses - Those wishing to be candidates
    Objective: responding to training requests from various groups of women who wish to promote the participation of women in municipal elections
    Clientele: women wishing to become candidates
  • Auditing election expense reports - Role of the treasurer
    Objective: training treasurers who must verify election expense reports and reimburse election expense by remotely using the AFM computer system
    Clientele: treasurers of municipalities with 5,000 inhabitants or more
  • Auditing financial reports of municipal political parties - Role of auditor
    Objective: presenting and explaining the functions of the new municipal accounting register (MAR) software for maintaining accounting registers and preparing financial reports
    Clientele: official representatives of municipal political parties and parties' external auditors

MUNICIPAL - Voting

  • Organizing a municipal election - one day
    Objectives: understanding the responsibilities of returning officers under the AERM better, understanding the steps involved in holding an election, reviewing the election process and understanding the administrative procedures
    Clientele: returning officers and election clerks
  • Organizing a municipal election - New municipal returning officers - two days
    Objectives: making new returning officers aware of the responsibilities conferred upon them by the AERM, understanding the steps involved in holding an election as well as the steps involved in the electoral process, and being aware of the changes made to the law over the last few years
    Clientele: new returning officers and election clerks

MUNICIPAL - Delimitation

  • Dividing municipal territories into election districts
    Objectives: creating districts while ensuring effective representation of electors, defining and describing these electoral districts according to the norms established by the CRE and applying the procedure in line with the prescribed steps and deadlines
    Clientele: municipal directors general, secretaries-treasurers and clerks


SCHOOL BOARDS - Financing

  • Financing and election expenses – Director generals’ role
    Objectives: understanding the main applicable rules concerning authorization, financing and controlling election expenses, identifying the respective responsibilities of each individual concerned, being aware of the actions to undertake before, during and after an election period, mastering the tools available to director generals and the web applications available to authorized candidates to produce the reports as well as the supporting documents destined for various stakeholders
    Clientele: directors general of school boards and returning officers
  • Rules concerning financing and election expenses for those wishing to run for office
    Objectives: understanding the main rules, producing reports (financial and election expenses), respecting election expense limits, avoiding committing violations of the law
    Clientele: authorized candidates
  • Auditing expense reports of an authorized candidate
    Objectives: ensuring compliance with the provisions of chapter XI of the Act respecting school elections, understanding the procedures concerning the reception, registration, validation and examination of reports, ensuring the follow-up on reports that are not produced, ensuring the reimbursement of election expenses that comply with the Act
    Clientele: directors general of school boards

SCHOOL BOARDS - Voting

  • Organization of a school board election
    Objectives: understanding the responsibilities conferred upon returning officers by the Act respecting school elections better, understanding the steps involved in holding an election, reviewing the steps of the electoral process
    Clientele: school board returning officers
  • Establishing voting areas
    Objective: for each school board electoral district, the director general of the school board shall identify the areas and places where the electors will go to vote
    Clientele: directors general of school boards

SCHOOL BOARDS - Delimitation

  • Dividing school board territories into electoral divisions
    Objective: understanding the legal procedures and the process of dividing a school board territory into electoral divisions better, providing tools to the secretary general and effective means to implement the territorial division of a municipality into electoral divisions and being aware of the respective roles of the CRE, the DGEQ and the Ministère de l'Éducation
    Clientele: directors general of school boards