The 6th period is :
  • Original creative projects for discovering Quebec contemporary art

  • A variety of physical activities based on the pleasure of moving

  • An hour of activities that are free and hosted by the LDT Foundation team every week for 12 weeks during the school year

  • For children in grades 5th and 6th

  • On the premises of the participating schools

The features
The only one of its kind

By offering varied and complementary extracurricular activities, we invite children to explore different aspects of art and sports in the same program. A first in Quebec!

Constant presence

The 6th period is deployed over a 12-week period during the school year with the goal of providing sustained guidance to a single cohort of students, thus encouraging a significant change.


Because access to art and sports is not equal in the province’s elementary schools, we promote equity by offering our activities in the most vulnerable communities.


We favour an inclusive approach that takes the plural realities of young people into consideration. Our activities are accessible to all, as we impose no selection criteria beforehand and charge no participation fees.


Our educational offer is updated every year! Our pedagogical content is designed in collaboration with experts in cultural mediation, sports education, and pedagogy.

The values
We encourage kids to try new activities that take them out of their comfort zone.
Our educational workshops rely first and foremost on the pleasure of learning!
Our animation team is trained to guide kids with respect and empathy.
Personal achievement
We offer realistic and stimulating challenges that encourage skill development and personal learning rather than competition among participants.
School participation
Join the movement

Would you like to host the The 6th period program in your elementary school?

Several factors are taken into consideration in the selection of regions and participating schools.

Learn more

Our animation team
Inspired and inspiring

Inspiring our youth takes inspiring models! The animation and coordination team for The 6th period is formed following a careful selection process during which we find student athletes and cultural mediators from across the province. What they share is a desire to impart their passion for art and sports to the next generation.

Stéphanie Beaulieu

Founder of Cardio Performance, specializing in sports training

Jessica Bellemare

Cheerleader for the Montréal Alouettes and dance teacher

Guillaume Boxo

Master’s student in college-level education at the Université de Montréal

Valérie Dostie

Bachelor’s degree in psychology and psychosocial intervention at Université de Montréal

Timmy Kwan

Former student athlete; student at HEC Montréal

Joanie Laperrière

Project manager and facilitator in cultural mediation and school retention

Camille Marcoux

Interdisciplinary artist with a master’s degree from the Ontario College of Art and Design University

Maryse Paquette

Multi-sport athlete, project manager for healthy and local food, hockey enthusiast and flag football coach

Mathilde Renaud

Student flag football athlete at the Université de Montréal

Théa Ruhlmann

Circus and gymnastics teacher, scout leader

Camille Vanasse

Yoga teacher specializing in teaching children

Carolane Beauchemin

Special Education Instructor in elementry school, multidisciplinary athlete

Olivia Boeker

Biology student, outdoors and sports enthusiast

Guillaume Bourassa

Multidisciplinary athlete, professional football player, football coach

Annabelle Bourgault Bertrand

Kinesiologist and jiu-jitsu practitioner

Katherine Cormier

Professional dancer and dance teacher

Pape Demba Beye

Former soccer player with the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes; master’s degree in computer science

Alicia Desrosiers

Special Education Instructor in elementry school, multidisciplinary athlete

Rafael Fernandez

Sports Studies graduate from Bishop’s, multidisciplinary athlete

Guillaume Funel

Multidisciplinary athlete, football player

Samuel Houde

Multidisciplinary athlete, physical education teacher

Théo Leblanc

Psychology student, arts and sports enthusiast

Marie-Michèle Lévesque

Hockey player, sports enthusiast, recreational activities technician

Maël Lode

Artist and basketball player

Joel Malkoff

Graduate from l’École nationale du cirque in Montréal, passionnate about music and living arts

Anthony Martin

Student cheerleading athlete for the Université de Montréal Carabins

Katarina Matteo

Former fine arts student; sociology student at the Université de Montréal

Marie-Sophie McKinnon

Professional circus artist, graduate of the National Circus School of Montreal (Korean board, Fabric, Chinese pole and Acrobat) // Actress and model // Dance, sewing and costume design

Paul Mortas

Student soccer athlete at the Université de Montréal

Jean Normandeau

Manager at CEPSUM at the Université de Montréal

Manal Ouassini

Kinesiology student, provincial team handball player

Alyssia Plamondon

Student track-and-field athlete at Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Charles Ploteau

Soccer player and student at Université Laval

Charly Pouvreau

Marketing student at Université Laval, multidisciplinary athlete

Kaleigh Quennec

Hockey player for Les Carabins and the Swiss national team; physical education and health student at the Université de Montréal

Théa Ruhlmann

Circus and gymnastics teacher, scout leader

Céleste Ruiz

Kinesiology student, multidisciplinary athlete

Anne-Gabrielle Saint-Phard

Student soccer athlete at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Ameilie Samson

Kinesiologist with a Public Health Master’s degree, outdoor enthusiast

Benoît Silbermann

Soccer player and coach, strenght and conditionning coach

Sara-Ève St-Louis

Student and volleyball player

Tyrell Sutton

Former professionnal football player // Carolina Panthers, Columbia Lions, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes

Samuel Thomassin

Former Montréal Alouettes player, currently Edmonton Elks player; bachelor’s degree from Université Laval

Makono Tounkara

Student soccer athlete at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Responsible for cultural mediation
Marjolaine Bourdua

Visual artist and cultural worker specializing in art education

Associated artists
Cultural mediators
Gabrielle Auclair

Artist-designer-animator at MNBAQ, educator at a school board, and visual arts master’s student at Université Laval

Catherine Bard-Duchesneau

Illustrator, cartoonist, and visual artist

Anna-Sophie Blouin

Art History graduate and guide at the Musée des beaux-arts de Québec

Alice Charron-Ducharme

Visual artist and filmmaker

Isabelle Clermont

Interdisciplinary artist, creator of immersive universes, harpist-performer, composer and teacher

Zoé Delsalle

Professional dancer and cultural mediator in art

Ariane Fauteux Duarte
Kymlie Gervais

Special education instructor, arts enthusiast

Andrée-Ann Godin

Cultural mediator, child counsellor, passionate about performing arts and literature

Audrey Lehoux

Interdisciplinary artist

Marine Lestrade

Artist, plastic-arts teacher, and founder of La Ruche Bleue

Julie Méalin

Interdisciplinary artist

Mégane Mercier-Voghell

Artist, founder of the Ateliers Louvain and co-founder of L’Espace Loulou

Charlotte Perron

Intuitive creator in living art, theatre director, textile painter and performance artist

Alice Proulx-de Lamirande

Visual artist student, passionate about photography and filmmaking

Karine Rousseau

Student in teaching plastic arts at the secondary level, with a diploma in graphic design from the Université du Québec en Outaouais

Corina Steiner

Bachelor’s degree in photography and master’s degree in art history from the University of Zurich

Marie Tan

Multidisciplinary artist and co-founder of Théâtre de l’Impie

Vincent Thériault

Art history student, passionate about music

Jessica Thibault

Multidisciplinary artist and self-employed entrepreneur

Élodie Thiec

Coordinator for a history and heritage association

Mélissa Torres

Mural artist and founder of an art stimulation centre in Honduras

Claudia Toupin Jutras

Visual artist, fashion and costume designer

Caroline Tousignant

Cultural mediator, photography and dance enthusiast

Marjolaine Tremblay-Paradis

Emerging artist and cultural mediator

Danaé Tucuna Chapdelaine

Theater graduate, improvisation coach, jewelry and photography enthusiast

Dave Wyers

Cultural mediator, arts and cinema enthusiast