Research Projects

Our mission is to improve literacy outcomes by advancing the integration of literacy policy and practice. To this end, we work in partnership with other organizations to coordinate activities, events, projects, and programs that implement innovative literacy and learning practices. We also study and report on the outcomes of each project. You can find reports on our various projects at

Projects Archive
Over the years, The Centre has engaged in many notable projects which are no longer active. For those projects, see the archive.

Lire/Imagine/Read: Literacy Promotion at the Montreal Children’s Hospital

Updated March 9, 2015

Lire/Imagine/Read, a collaborative pilot project between the Hospital and The Centre, is happening in four primary pediatric clinics. Parents and children who visit these clinics receive a book in their mother tongue.

Writers in the Community

Updated September 4, 2014

The Centre for Literacy, in collaboration with the Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF), offers and tracks the outcomes of writing workshops for Montreal adolescents and young adults excluded from the mainstream.

Support for Pikwadin Project

Updated February 19, 2014

The First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec (FNHRDC) commissioned The Centre to select LES documents and resources to support LES training for their learners in four First Nations communities as part of the Pikwadin project.

Measures of Success: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills

Updated February 19, 2014

The final report has been published. This project was designed to develop an evaluation model to measure the long-term outcomes of workplace literacy and essential skills initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia. Read more

Understanding the Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) needs of Quebec Anglophone adults

Updated February 19, 2014

This research project is designed to deepen knowledge and understanding of the literacy and essential skills (LES) needs of Anglophone adults living in Quebec as a basis for more effectively serving English-speaking communities across the province.

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