Janet LeRoy

Specialities: Creative writing, Non-fiction writing, Storytelling

Contact Info

Email address
Resides in
Western Quebec

Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • Ottawa StoryTellers

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
“Storytelling is about connection, flow, and exploration. It’s about traveling within, and to other times, places, and cultures. It’s sharing a breath of life.”
Janet has performed at the National Arts Centre, festivals, schools, libraries, and day camps. She co-chaired the Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival for four years. Janet teaches workshops with Ottawa StoryTellers and in a public school. She believes storytelling empowers children to use their voices and stand in their story truth.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

I first collaborate with teachers about the genre (folktale, fable, tall tale, picture book, personal or original story), story length, handouts, and schedule. A theme can be chosen (community, career, environment) if desired.

Students select or write a special story to tell that is important and meaningful to them.

Here are the main features of my Approach:
• I tell a story to engage students, develop rapport, and model storytelling skills.
• individual, paired, and group exercises guide students through the process of embodying a story
• exercises focusing on beginning, middle, end, 5 W’s, story chair, storyboard, five senses
• research includes online, library, book, and/or interview resources
• students self-assess and identify what they need to work on
• students offer and receive feedback based on observation and active listening
• they practice performance skills: eye contact, voice (pace, volume, tone), facial expressions, and gestures
• storytelling creates community


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