Every year in October, the Réseau Québécois de l’action communautautaire autonome, dedicates a week to celebrating and supporting the Health, Education, Family, and Social Services community actors that are the backbone of our society.
From October 16 to 23, the RQ-ACA’s National Autonomous Community Action Week (#NACAW) will highlight the crucial engagement of the Autonomous Community Action movement, which works relentlessly to build a society where everyone’s rights are fully respected.
This year's edition will be presented under the theme Set our Sights on Social Transformation, and will give us the opportunity to explore the core of the social project that unites us and highlight the collective wealth that animates us to pursue it.
Our community will come together during this week to renew itself and reaffirm its steadfast commitment to social transformation, while reflecting on its unwavering collective engagements as outlined in the Commit to ACA declaration process.
We would like to thank the highly creative Emilie Tremblay for this colourful, dynamic and imaginative visuals.
Eve, our Policy and Partnerships Manager, attended a few events lately, including:
(ft. in photo Left to Right: Dr. Lorraine O'Donnell, chair of the Data Roundtable and Director of Quebec English-speaking, Research Network (QUESCREN) at Concordia University, Riley Dalys-Fine, QCGN's Director of Community Engagement and Strategic Alliances, and Jennifer Cooke, Development Agent with the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN))
In time for International Literacy Day, Literacy Quebec has launched LQ Academy, a collection of eLearning courses.
LQ Academy consists of the newly revamped Literacy 101: Exploring Literacy; Literacy 102: Supporting adults with low literacy; Lit 103: Clear Language and Design; and the Health Assessment add-on.
Literacy Quebec has split its original Literacy and Clear Language 101 into three foundational courses with added content.
“Splitting up the courses and providing additional information gives users more flexibility in choosing what is most useful to them,” says Margo Legault, Executive Director. “We’ve received great feedback from people who have taken our original Literacy & Clear Language 101. We hope the bite-sized format and interactive content will make learning engaging and accessible to a broader audience.”
LQ Academy’s foundational courses are designed for anyone who interacts with the general public and wishes to adapt their services, publications and communications to reach more people with varying degrees of literacy skills.
A course on Family Literacy will be added in the coming months.
“We’re really excited about the new look and about the possibility of creating new courses,” says Legault. “Literacy goes beyond reading and writing. It is a complex subject matter that affects all aspects of a person’s life. We’re happy to be offering lifelong learning opportunities to those interested in learning more.”
Literacy Quebec is a network that connects and represents community-based literacy organizations to empower people, impact lives and build a stronger society.
For more information, visit: www.literacyquebec.org
The direct link to LQ Academy can be found at https://literacyquebec.talentlms.com/