Literacy Quebec is delighted to welcome and introduce our newest member of staff.
Zoe Welch - Project Manager
The Empowering the English-Speaking Community of Quebec through Enhanced Literacy and Essential Skills Project
Zoe (pronounced with a long O, like Joe but with a Zed) has lived and worked in Vancouver (twice), Montreal (twice), the BC interior, and Miami; and, for a short time she lived in Quebec City, where she learned French while slinging cappuccinos and croque monsieurs. Zoe’s professional life includes working in non-formal education, public culture, community-based engagement and social development, and as an artist and a maker—sometimes all at the same time.
Before joining Literacy Quebec, Zoe was a museum educator where she designed and delivered K-12 and youth and family programs—including STEAM programming (along with one program she adapted for kids living with Autism) and (her passion project) a zine-making program that produced close to 500 zines made by 1,400+ students. Zoe’s also led social development programs across BC’s school districts; she ran a professional development center for Canadian screenwriters, as well as working in artist-run centers as an administrator and an advocate; and, she piloted an art-based literacy project with street-involved adults, and launched and led an affordable housing advocacy centre.
Her life-long interest in design led Zoe to run her own slow clothing company, along with her own store; and as a film- and photo-based artist and a writer, her work has appeared in festivals, exhibitions, and publications in French and English Canada, and in the US.
Zoe can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org