Connecting the Dots: Improving Accountability in the Adult Literacy Field in Canada was a project that provided an opportunity for funders and practitioners to examine the impact of accountability on the adult literacy field across the country and explore new ways of approaching it.
Through this program, The Centre for Literacy is providing access to a new range of high quality, easy-to-read materials for adults with literacy difficulties seeking materials suited to both their reading level and their reading needs.
The Centre assembled trunks of books selected in consultation with the user groups, which are being loaned for six-month periods to CLC libraries in Netagamiou, Mecatina, Gaspé-Percé and St. Paul’s. At the end of each loan period the trunks are located to one of the other sites, thus providing ‘fresh’ materials at regular intervals.
Through consultation with expert providers, we identified a selection of simple assistive technology programs that are available free of charge. We have provided workshops about these tools face-to-face and through videoconferencing, facilitated by LEARN Quebec.
The goal of this project was to share knowledge about attracting adults into literacy-learning through museums, heritage organizations and community arts initiatives. The activities undertaken aimed to exploit recently-created infrastructure and video-conferencing capacity in Quebec’s English-language community to engage new partners
The Centre was involved in the creation of the Montreal HIPPY program in 2005 as well as managing it from 2009 to 2010. Parents are their children's first – and best – teachers, and the ideal time for kids to start learning is in their earliest years. HIPPY is a home-based, preschool education program that builds on the bond between parents and children.
A collaboration with the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival
This project ran from 1999 to 2001. The Centre worked with six Aboriginal communities (three in Quebec, three in Atlantic Canada) to develop mini-collections of resources to aid pre-school education.