Literacy Quebec Podcast

Episode 1 - Defining Literacy

An episode of Literacy Quebec Podcast

By Literacy Quebec
Welcome to the Literacy Quebec Podcast! A community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec!
Episode 6 - The Power of Storytelling
Every two weeks our hosts  Jaimie Cudmore and Chris Shee from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec. Want to help out with the podcast? Have a story you want to share? Contact us at admin@literacyquebec.org or call our office (514) 508-6805 or  Toll-Free: 1-855-890-1587 This week's episode is a very special one because it is the end of season one! We celebrate by chatting with three Quebec storytellers: •Johanne Pelletier, director, strategic initiatives, University Communication Services •Emma Lanza, administrator, Centre for Clinical Research in Health •Taylor Tower, communications advisor, Faculty of Arts and Science  Chris had the chance to learn about the value of oral storytelling and some tips on how to craft an effective story. experiences, and create a connection with an audience and each other. we discuss themes of mental health, coming of age and rituals. We end the episode with a final update on how the charity run went. So sit back and enjoy the end of season one! We will be back in a few weeks for season two! Episode Links Literacy Quebec  http://www.literacyquebec.org/  Confabulation  http://www.confabulation.ca/  Saturday, May 11: Confabulation Anniversary Show at the Centaur Theatre  https://centaurtheatre.com/shows/confabulation-mtl-presents-get-it-together/  Quebec Writers Federation  https://qwf.org/  Concordia University's Storytelling Event  https://www.facebook.com/events/843150046030376/ 
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May 10, 2019
Episode 5 - Family Literacy
Every two weeks our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec. Want to help out with the podcast? Have a story you want to share? Contact us at admin@literacyquebec.org or call our office (514) 508-6805 or  Toll-Free: 1-855-890-1587 On this week’s episode, we discuss ways to develop and support Family Literacy!  As we start to update our Family Literacy Toolkit, we explore programs and activities that use stories, songs, movement, art, cooking, and more! Gabrielle Thomas from LQ talks about her experience with early-childhood learning through song and movement. The Mother Goose program is offered at many community centres, libraries and literacy groups across Quebec. Mother Goose Program Coordinator at the Montreal Children's Library, Desrean Macfarlane and Gabrielle  teach us some songs!  We also get to hear from Norma, a children's book illustrator from Cara Carmina about her art and the alphabet cards she has created for parents and children to learn together.  Learn about the age of the "wowers"! You can check out Norma's beautiful alphabet prints and workshops from her website link below.   Joanna from Literacy in Action talks about using a community-based approach to support family literacy.  We hear about the ongoing Arts and Scraps and Books to Belly programs in the Estrie Region of Quebec.  The episode ends with upcoming member events from across Quebec. We are still looking for donations, runners, and volunteers for the charity run in Montreal on April 27th!  Episode Links Literacy Quebec Family Toolkit  http://www.literacyquebec.org/resources.html Literacy in Action Events and Programs  https://www.facebook.com/LiteracyInAction   Cara Camina Illustration and Alphabet Cards  https://www.caracarmina.com/illustrations  Mother Goose Program at the Montreal Children's Library  Events Gaspésie Literacy Council (GLC) https://www.facebook.com/Gaspésie-Literacy-Council Quebec City Reading Council http://www.qcrc.org/events Storytelling Events:   Friday, May 3: This Really Happened at Blue Met  https://www.facebook.com/events/300888597525252/ ,  Thursday, May 9: Blooming Tales at the Wiggle Room  https://wiggleroom.ca/e/blooming-tales-from-the-wiggle-room-may-9th/  Saturday, May 11: Confabulation Anniversary Show at the Centaur Theatre  https://centaurtheatre.com/shows/confabulation-mtl-presents-get-it-together/  April 30-May 5: Violet Metropolis: LGBTQ writers at Blue Metropolis  https://www.facebook.com/events/432188257558321/ 
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April 25, 2019
Episode 4 - Developing clear writing and plain language and Volunteer Week
Every two weeks our hosts Jaimie Cudmore and Chris Shee from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec.   Want to help out with the podcast? Have a story you want to share? Contact us via our website link below. Happy Volunteers Week!  On this week’s episode, we discuss the importance of  Clear Writing and Plain Language for effective and accessible communication. We learn about the power of simplicity in our conversation with Wendy Seys, Executive Director at Yamaska Literacy Council.   Many programs and services could not run without the dedication, time and the labour given by our hard-working volunteers. We want to send a big thank you to all of the volunteers! Literacy Quebec's Gabrielle Thomas talks about Volunteer Week April 7-13. We attend RECLAIM Literacy's Cabane à Sucre luncheon, where we chatted with Maureen Floen. Maureen received Literacy Quebec's the Freda Hudson Volunteer Award! Congrats! The episode ends with upcoming member events from across Quebec. We are still looking for donations, runners, and volunteers for the charity run in Montreal on April 27th! Episode Links Yamaska Literacy Council  https://yamaskaliteracy.ca/  Literacy in Action  http://www.lia-estrie.org/  NWT Literacy Council's resources on Plain Language https://www.nwtliteracy.ca/index.php/resources/plain-language  RECLAIM Literacy  http://www.reclaimliteracy.ca/  Literacy Quebec   http://www.literacyquebec.org  Events Gaspésie Literacy Council (GLC) https://www.facebook.com/Gaspésie-Literacy-Council Quebec City Reading Council http://www.qcrc.org/events Literacy Unlimited https://www.facebook.com/events/590947948047730/ 
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April 12, 2019
Episode 3 - The Obstacles and Creative Solutions of Learners
Every two weeks our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec.  Just in time for Adult Learner's Week! In this episode, we spoke to learners, lunchers, and a researcher about some of the obstacles and creative solutions to gaining different types of literacy skills. We had the chance to present the podcast at Reclaim Literacy's weekly Lunch and Learn.  We discussed digital literacy and access to podcasts with Betty, Ruth and Sylvia. We also had the opportunity to chat and get advice from Jonathan and Lorenzo from CDC Vimont and the Learning Exchange in Laval. Paul Lalonde, a researcher from the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, speaks with Jaimie in Ottawa about the findings of Frontier College's National report, "Literacy and Essential Skills as a Poverty Reduction Strategy."  And we end the show with the many upcoming literacy events submitted by our member organisations. We are still looking for runners and volunteers for the charity run in Montreal on April 27th! Want to help out with the podcast? Have a story you want to share? Contact us from our website www.literacyquebec.org  Frontier College's Report  https://www.frontiercollege.ca/  Social Research and Demonstration Corporation  http://www.srdc.org/  RECLAIM Literacy  http://www.reclaimliteracy.ca/  CDC Vimont  http://swlaurier.virtuo.ca/en/Our_centres_25/0/2.html  The Learning Exchange  https://tleliteracy.com/  Event Links Gaspésie Literacy Council (GLC) https://www.facebook.com/Gaspésie-Literacy-Council Quebec City Reading Council http://www.qcrc.org/events Literacy Unlimited https://www.facebook.com/events/590947948047730/
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March 29, 2019
Episode 2 - Community-based Learning Through Stories and Art
Every two weeks our hosts Jaimie Cudmore and Chris Shee from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for english-speakers in Quebec. This week's theme we highlight community-based Learning through stories and art, through the Verdun Stories Project. Chris had the chance to chat with some of the organisers and contributors to the project at the launch of their first edition on March 2, 2019, in Verdun, Montreal. Also, we share the many upcoming literacy events submitted by our member organisations. We are still looking for runners and volunteers for the charity run in Montreal on April 27th. Want to help out with the podcast? Have a story you want to share? Contact us from our website www.literacyquebec.org  Event Links Gaspésie Literacy Council (GLC) https://www.facebook.com/Gaspésie-Literacy-Council Quebec City Reading Council http://www.qcrc.org/events Literacy Unlimited https://www.facebook.com/events/590947948047730/ Verdun Stories Project and Suspicious Fish  https://www.facebook.com/TheSuspiciousFish/ This is Concordia. Now: Storytelling https://www.facebook.com/events/843150046030376/
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March 14, 2019
Episode 1 - Defining Literacy
 Welcome to the first episode of Literacy Quebec!  A podcast for english-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. On this week’s episode, we will be defining literacy.   Literacy is more than just knowing how to read and write - it’s about being able to interact with the world around you to your fullest potential.  We will have special guests, Margo Legault - Literacy Quebec,  Joy Fyckes - Reclaim Literacy, and Rev. Brian Perron - Church of Epiphany. We also will share submissions from Ruth Thomas - South Shore Reading Council, Cheryl Henry-Leggo - Gaspesie Literacy Council, Wendy Seys - Yamaska Literacy Council, and Michele Gagnon - Western Quebec Literacy Council. The episode ends with announcements of upcoming literacy events in Quebec.  We are working on our sound and editing! Thanks for being a part of this journey! In the show we mention the following:  Dawson Oral History Project:  https://dohp.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/  Literacy Quebec: literacyquebec.org  Gaspésie Literacy Council: www.gaspelit.ca  RECLAIM Literacy (Montreal): http://www.reclaimliteracy.ca/  South Shore Reading Council: https://www.ssrc.ca/  Western Quebec Literacy Council: http://wqlc.org/  Yamaska Literacy Council: http://www.yamaskaliteracy.ca/  Upcoming Events:  Launch of the Verdun Stories Magazine: https://www.facebook.com/events/293562017994473/  Help raise money as a runner or volunteer for Literacy Quebec's member organisations by taking part of the Scotia Bank marathon charity fundraiser! For more information email Chris at admin@literacyquebec.org  and by checking out:  http://canadarunningseries.com/sbm_charities/literacy-quebec/
49:55
February 28, 2019
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