Provincial, National & International Literacy Organizations

 

PROVINCIAL

Blue Metropolis

Developed in collaboration with group leaders and classroom teachers, our Literacy Programme for adult learners is designed to introduce writers into the classroom and to community writing groups so that they are fired by a desire to be able to read and write. The learners – who are immigrants, members of minority groups, or marginalized – read a text by a professional writer, meet the writer, discuss the experiences described in the text – and are inspired to develop their own stories. In French and English.

La Fondation

Literacy foundation has the following vision for the future: each person should be able to acquire the ability to understand and use written information in order to improve his knowledge, enhance his potential and achieve full self-actualization.

LEARN 

LEARN is an educational foundation supported in part by funding from the Quebec-Canada Entente for Minority Language Education that offers e-learning services and support to all English school boards, private schools, community organizations and the private sector in rural and urban settings; supports and promotes pedagogical collaboration and innovation using information technology, and works to model best practices; and publishes quality learning materials to support educators who are implementing competency-based practices in the classroom.

Le Centre de  documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine (CDEACF)

Dans une perspective de démocratisation des connaissances, de transformation sociale, de reconnaissance du droit à l’information, de valorisation du patrimoine documentaire communautaire canadien et québécois et d’inclusion de tous et toutes dans la société de l’information, le Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine constitue un carrefour d’échanges et un espace d’expression qui a pour fonction de collecter, de diffuser, de promouvoir et de rendre accessibles, en français, les savoirs et les savoir-faire à tous les milieux de l’éducation, de la formation et de l’alphabétisation des adultes ainsi qu’à tous les milieux de la condition des femmes du Québec et des communautés francophones du Canada.

Le Ministere de l‘éducation, de loisir et sport

The mission of the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport is carried out by developing and proposing policies pertaining to the following areas: preschool, elementary, secondary and college education as well as university education and research  and recreation and sports.

Literacy Volunteers of Quebec

Literacy Volunteers of Quebec (LVQ) is a provincial not-for-profit coalition that supports community, volunteer-based literacy groups through professional development, communication and advocacy for English literacy.

PROCEDE 

PROCEDE is a provincial organization of adult educators providing adult and vocational education services to the English-speaking adult clientele of the province of Quebec.

The Quebec Association for Lifelong Learning

The Quebec Association for Lifelong Learning (QALL) believes that learning is a lifelong endeavour and a human right. As an English-language lifelong learning association that supports those who support learners, QAAL advocatea for a culture of lifelong learning, raises public awareness of lifelong learning issues, facilitates the exchange of information and resources and brings together everyone for whom a learning society is a shared ideal.

Quebec Literacy Working Group

The Quebec Literacy Working Group, a provincial committee of school board representatives, commits itself to promote, advance and support adult, youth and family literacy within the English community. To ensure the success of our mission, the Quebec Literacy Working Group provides the English school boards with the information, tools, and support required to meet literacy needs.

RECIT

RECIT is a resource network dedicated to supporting the pedagogical integration of technologies in Quebec schools and adult education centres.

Le Regroupement des groupes populaires en alphabétisation du Québec

Le Regroupement des groupes populaires en alphabétisation du Québec faire la promotion, la défense et le développement de l’alphabétisation populaire, la défense et le développement des groupes populaires d’alphabétisation et la défense collective des droits des personnes lésées par leur niveau d’alphabétisme.

The Centre for Literacy

The Centre for Literacy is a centre of expertise that supports best practices and informed policy development in literacy and essential skills by creating bridges between research, policy and practice. We do this through learning events (including institutes and workshops), action research projects and publications, and also through our library services and website.

YWCA

Words for Women is a literacy program offered free of charge in French and English. Each participant is paired with a volunteer tutor. This individualized approach is designed to meet the needs and learning pace of each participant.

NATIONAL 

ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC)

ABC is a national, registered charitable organization committed to promoting literacy to the general public and to the private sector. ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation is a partnership of business, labour, educators and government which focuses on public awareness programs and creates and conducts national literacy awareness campaigns, provides promotional support to local literacy groups and conducts research to further the development of a fully literate Canadian population.

Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN)

CLLN  is a national non-profit organization representing literacy coalitions, organizations, and individuals from every province and territory. their mission is to be a national voice for literacy for every Canadian through networking, research, government liaison, learner development, communication, collaboration and building the capacity to support the people and organizations involved with adult literacy education.

Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES)

The origins of the NLS (now called OLES) lie in the Speech from the Throne in 1986 which committed the federal government to “work with the provinces, the private sector and voluntary organizations to develop measures to ensure that Canadians have access to the literacy skills that are prerequisite for participation in an advanced economy”. It was established by authorization of Cabinet in 1987 and has been actively involved since 1988 in working with its partners to promote literacy in Canada.

The National Adult Literacy Database Inc.

(NALD)The National Adult Literacy Database  Inc. is a Canadian non-profit registered charity. NALD’s mission is to provide Internet-based literacy and essential skills information and resources in both of Canada’s official languages.

INTERNATIONAL

Adult Literacy – International Partner Organizations

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