Ressources Créatives

Voici une collection de ressources et d’idées pour vous donner un coup de pouce créatif. Plusieurs des sites Internet suggérés offrent des outils et modèles gratuits mais sachez qu’on demande souvent de donner une adresse courriel pour pouvoir les consulter. Moments Déterminants Canada n’entretient aucune relation avec ces entreprises.

Note: la plupart de ces sites Internet ne sont qu’en Anglais. Veuillez nous en excuser et sachez que nous tentons de trouver des ressources additionnelles en français.

Sites Internets

Here are a few websites that make building a website a simple matter using their online tools.

Wix offre des outils faciles à utiliser comme le guide How to Create the Ultimate Professional Website, des modèles extrêmement bien faits et des tutoriels dont le Web Design: Impressive Trends Made Easy. Leur Wix Artificial Design Intelligence peut même vous bâtir un site gratuitement [Wix montre aussi comment l’humour peut être un outil utile dans la création de certains projets.]

Strikingly est un autre site Internet qui vous permet de bâtir son propre site mais il s’adresse davantage aux gens d’affaires. Pour créer un beau site le plus facilement possible. Il vaut la peine d’être exploré.

Weebly vous permet de créer un site Internet commémoratif facilement en utilisant ses modèles et ses outils en ligne.

Squarespace – une plate-forme tout-en-un pour construire un magnifique site web pour votre projet commémoratif.

Sites internets en français

WebSelf Beau, facile et gratuit ! Créez facilement votre site internet avec WebSelf. Gratuit, au look professionnel et conception ultra simple. Options avancées disponibles sans programmation.

CmonSite Créer un site perso facilement et rapidement. La formule Perso vous permet de créer des pages personnelles et des albums photos perso protégés avec un mot …

e-Monsite Créer un site internet facilement ! Cet outil gratuit de création de site web permet de créer un site, un blog ou une boutique ou les 3 à la fois ! 7 étapes pour créer un site Web gagnant. Il peut être difficile de créer un site Web efficace pour votre entreprise.

Réseau Entreprises Canada Créer son site Web. Si vous n’avez pas encore de site Web, il vous serait utile de songer à en ajouter un à votre plan de marketing, surtout si vos concurrents ont un site Web.

Faire un site internet facilement Un site web (aussi appelé site internet par abus de langage) est un ensemble de fichiers HTML, liés par des liens hypertextes, stockés sur un serveur web, c’est-à-dire un ordinateur connecté en permanence à internet, hébergeant les pages web.

Livres et livres électroniques

Kindle Direct Publishing provides free tools to help you self-publish and distribute your books, DVDs, CDs, and video downloads on-demand on,, and other distribution channels. The only expense is the printing or production of your finished project. This short video will show you how it works.

Blurb will help you transform your ideas into professional-quality books, magazines, or ebooks using theirs online publishing resources. Beautiful templates and wonderful results for designers and non-designers alike. An excellent choice for creating short runs of publications with professional standards.

Guide to Memoir Writing

Guide to Writing Creative Non-Fiction

Compact Guide to Writing Short Stories

Vidéos et films

A Beginner’s Guide to Great Video on Your Phone
Everyone from pro photographers to amateur shutterbugs is using phones to shoot video projects. Here’s how you can get started.

Wistia Video Webinars
All stories use the same techniques to make their stories evocative, so there is much to learn here. Browse their library of recorded webinars.

The World’s Best Film School Is Free on YouTube
How YouTube Became the World’s Best Film School

Video Inspiration Gallery
Inspiration for your next video can come from pretty much anywhere, from a stylish commercial, to something you see on the sidewalk. Find some creative ideas here.

A fun and simple iPhone app to create and share video stories; complete with titles, video footage capture, photos and screen text.


150 Years of Canada in 25 Photographs
A look at some of the most iconic images in Canadian history from TVO. This is an excellent way to present a large topic in a compact and yet compelling way.

Photo Essay by Tatiana Tkacheva
Vera Zenko chased after the Nazi wagon carrying away her mother who was pregnant with her younger sister. Today, Vera is 91 years old.

Fotomagico Slideshows
Fotomagico is an exceptional piece of software for creating slideshows, with powerful tools to control your presentation. Here’s one example of a slideshow created using Fotomagico.

Preserving Your Digital Memories (infographic)

Lignes de temps et infographiques

9 Infographic Design Examples That Will Leave You Inspired

Interactive Multimedia Posters
Express ideas with ease by combining images, graphics, audio, video and text on one digital canvas.

Infographic Remix
One Template, Five Ways: An interesting article on inventive ways of creating and using infographics in your work.

Cousin Chart can be helpful in identifying the relationship between two individuals using their most recent common ancestor as the reference point.


How to Explain Things Better and Make Others Understand Your Ideas Easily

Keynote is Apple’s acclaimed presentation software with powerful templates and tools to work from. The software is free. And to get you off to a fast start, here are 10 Expert Tips To Create And Deliver A Killer Keynote presentation.

PowerPoint is Microsoft’s well-known and just-appreciated presentation software for both Windows and Macintosh computers. You have to purchase a license to use it. Here is a video tutorial to create your first presentation.

Prezi is online software for creating, giving, and tracking beautiful interactive presentations, and was designed for people who aren’t designers. Free trials and educational pricing are available.

Got Your Attention? How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone (book)

Histoires transmises oralement

The Oral History Association’s Review has some excellent resources. You can download their Best Practices guidelines here (PDF), or visit their website and read the Association’s Blog for ideas and inspiration.

StoryCorps‘ mission is to preserve and share stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. They also offer an excellent online database of oral history questions. Remember: you can use these questions to guide your storytelling, no matter what shape or form it takes!


Stephen King’s top 7 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing An NY Times collection of students prompts for narrative and personal writing, listed by category.

From ‘Lives’ to ‘Modern Love’: Writing Personal Essays, a related lesson plan for the 650 Prompts.

50 Best Websites for Writers (PDF)

68 Inspiring Writing Tips
An infographic combining 68 pieces of advice on writing from Ernest Hemingway, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, and George Orwell.

Proofreading and Spelling skills (PDF). A wonderful collection of exercises and examples to strengthen anyone’s spelling and proofreading skills. Courtesy of UWO.

ProWritingAid is an online grammar guru, style editor, and writing mentor in one package. Free and paid options are available. They have a good blog as well, including such articles as Why You Should Learn to Tell a Good Story.

Grammarly is an online proofing tool that makes sure everything you type is clear, effective, and mistake-free. Their motto is Better Writing, Better Grades. A paid service, but highly recommended.

Hemingway is a writing app to assist you in making your writing bold and clear, in the style of Mr. Hemingway’s.

How to Tell a Story Workbook (PDF) by Jennifer Aaker of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Here are 15 mobile apps for writers on the go that might make your writing life easier and more fun.

Preparing to Write: Research and the art of narrative nonfiction.

Tell a Story! A Guide to Storytelling By Aaron Shepard

Conception et mise en page

Visual Orchestration: Editorial design — the composing of headlines, images, pullquotes, captions and, often, significant amounts of text in a graphically rich arrangement — is one of the joys of design.

John McWade is a designer and teacher whose work is known for its simple beauty, clarity of instruction, and especially its emphasis on design as an essential form of communication. He has written three books: Before & After Page DesignGraphics for Business, and How to Design Cool Stuff. For an introduction to his work, here is a link to one of his excellent articles of how design plays an integral role in telling stories. These are links to his LinkedIn Before & After Group and to his wonderful online courses at (free trials). Highly recommended.

5 Design Tips to Make a Standout Photo Book Cover

6 Professional Layout Design Tips: If you are new to design, it’s a good idea to start with the basics.

Desygner in an online suite of tools with which you can create your own stunning designs. Free and easy-to-use. No skills required.

Canva is another online design website, which may now have limited resources for free access.

How to Storyboard Your Album (or photo display)

Crello: a Website for Creating Professional Looking Designs.

Legibility and Readability: What’s the Difference?

Outils indispensables

Le programme en ligne SmartSound’s aide à créer des projets musicaux pour les écoles, pour les étudiants ou pour votre usage personnel et ce, tout à fait GRATUITEMENT.

Adobe Spark Cette plate-forme très facile à utiliser transforme vos idées en de belles images, en pages web et en vidéos. Quand vous vous abonner à Adobe Creative Cloud, vous avez accès à Spark et toutes ses fonctions ainsi, vous pouvez créer un produit qui se démarquera du reste. Il devient facile de créer une histoire visuellement magnifique et uniquement vôtre. Les étudiants et professeurs peuvent s’abonner à Adobe Creative Cloud memberships à un prix réduit.

Inspiration et motivation

Don’t Break the Chain!
A simple motivator to keep your creative wheels turning (courtesy of Jerry Seinfeld).

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Perseverance (is the biggest talent you can develop) (PDF)

6 Ways to Accomplish Goals in 30 Days (PDF)

Using Learning to Engage, Compete, and Succeed (PDF)

Data Graphics in Everyday Life (PDF)

Story Selling in Business (PDF)

Think Bigger. Change your Thinking. Change the world. (PDF)

An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake (PDF)

The Art of Storytelling (PDF)

10 Best Books on the Art of Storytelling

Your Future Should be Bigger than Your Past
If you were having tea three years from now in the exact same place, sitting in the exact same chair, what would need to happen for you to be happy with those three years?