Established in 1994, CLIFAD (Comité de liaison en formation à distance - distance education liaison committee) grew out of a desire to combine the efforts of Québec's three agencies entirely dedicated to distance education - SOFAD (Société de formation à distance des commissions scolaires du Québec - Quebec school boards distance education agency), Cégep@distance and Télé-université (Téluq). It was designed to promote and defend the interests of distance education.
In 2004, CLIFAD kept its acronym but changed its full name to Comité de liaison interordres en formation à distance (inter-level distance education liaison committee). This coincided with a broadening of membership and of the committee's mandate in order to better represent the full range of participants involved in distance education in Québec. CLIFAD would henceforth include bimodal universities and representatives of school boards offering distance education.
For more information, please visit the CLIFAD Website (in French only): http://www.clifad.qc.ca/historique.html
The aim of CLIFAD is to promote distance education and foster its development, accessibility and use.
For more information, please visit http://www.clifad.qc.ca/
Cégep à distance
Centre régional de formation à distance du Grand Montréal
Commission scolaire Eastern Townships
Commission scolaire de Montréal
Commission scolaire de la Riveraine
Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord
Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie des Mille-Îles
Université de Montréal