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Welcome to What's Literacy Got To Do With It? by Literacy Quebec. A community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. Our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong curiosity, and the multiple types of literacy. It's incredible what we can learn from each other!

What's Literacy Got To Do With It‪?‬ Literacy Quebec

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Welcome to What's Literacy Got To Do With It? by Literacy Quebec. A community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. Our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong curiosity, and the multiple types of literacy. It's incredible what we can learn from each other!

    Episode 46 - Election 2021 Special!

    Episode 46 - Election 2021 Special!

    Welcome to What's Literacy Got To Do With It? a podcast by Literacy Quebec!

    In today’s BONUS episode we get ready for the upcoming federal election on September 20th! 

    We are joined by:


    Janet Mowat, Programs Manager, ABC Life Literacy Canada to discuss ABC's new Voting Toolkit developed with Elections Canada for literacy service practitioners and learners. We talk also about the importance of civic literacy.
    A special edited replay of our 2019 interview with Matthew Johnson, Director of Education for MediaSmarts, where we talk about how to develop media and digital literacy to help us make informed choices.

    We also discuss some links and special news items:


    Have questions or need help? Contact Literacy Quebec's Literacy Helpline or call 1-888-521-8181
    Want to listen to our full 2019 election episode on Media Literacy check out https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e6d296 
    ABC Life Literacy Canada's Voting Toolkit and their new Skills Hub Learning Platform
    MediaSmart's Resources on Media & Digital Literacy and more on the upcoming Media Literacy Week in October 25-30th, 2021
    Visit Elections Canada for more information on how and where to vote, to check your registration and learn more about the elections process.
    For all upcoming literacy events check out our members' websites and social media for updates 

    What's Literacy Got To Do With It? is a community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. Our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec, explore topics around community building, lifelong curiosity, and the multiple types of literacy.

    Subscribe, share our podcast, and write to us at admin@literacyquebec.org, send us a voicemail at 514-508-6805. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for videos of interviews and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LiteracyQuebec


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    • 31 min
    Episode 45 - International Literacy Day with UNESCO, Parliamentary Assistant Christopher Skeete, Yamaska Literacy and LQ!

    Episode 45 - International Literacy Day with UNESCO, Parliamentary Assistant Christopher Skeete, Yamaska Literacy and LQ!

    Welcome to Season 7 Episode 5 of What's Literacy Got To Do With It? by Literacy Quebec!

    In today’s HUGE episode we are joined by 8 guests over 4 segments! You heard right! 8 guests who help us celebrate International Literacy Day which is tomorrow the 8th September! Each of our guests take us on their amazing literacy journeys of life long learning, share cutting edge information on current literacy issues and successes around the world, PLUS promote LQ's e-learning course we will all learn from and an exciting live streamed event to support literacy this International Literacy Day!

    We are joined by:


    Christopher Skeete Member of the National Assembly of Quebec representing the Sainte-Rose district; Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers; and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism. Christopher shares his emotional story of early school struggles, embracing how he learnt differently, and achieving some life goals through being open to help and having a “finish what you started” attitude.
    Hervé Huot-Marchand, Chief of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development Section, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, Education Sector at UNESCO. Hervé explains the importance of  UNESCO’s work on literacy and education around the world and about the celebrations and learning events organized by UNESCO for International Literacy Day.
    Literacy Quebec  project manager Laura Thompson, Executive Director Margot Legault and Alice Issac, Learning and Performance Improvement Consultant,  who take us through the Literacy and Clear Language 101 E-Learning course on the Literacy Quebec 
     Wendy Seys, Executive Director at Yamaska Literacy Council & Jennifer Fawcett, a student from Bishops University working with YLC discuss the YLC’s 40th anniversary,  their  “heritage minute” style literacy project, and the PGI for Literacy event that is taking place on the 9th of September. We also hear an excerpt from volunteers, Martha and Susan, talk about their experience over the years.

    We also discuss some links and special news items:


    Learn more about Literacy Quebec's Literacy Helpline or call 1-888-521-8181
    UNESCO’s ILD live events on September 8th and 9th 
    International Literacy Day on September 8th. Literacy Quebec is celebrating by running daily giveaways and competitions! Check out our social media!
    Yamaska Literacy Council's 2021 PGI Virtual Fundraiser for Literacy Thursday, Sept 9 @ 7 pm
    For all upcoming literacy events check out our members' websites and social media for updates 

    What's Literacy Got To Do With It? is a community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. Our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec, explore topics around community building, lifelong curiosity, and the multiple types of literacy.

    Subscribe, share our podcast, and write to us at admin@literacyquebec.org, send us a voicemail at 514-508-6805. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for videos of interviews and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LiteracyQuebec


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode 45 - Connecting 3 Generations on Zoom Goose and Taking Risks with TED Circles

    Episode 45 - Connecting 3 Generations on Zoom Goose and Taking Risks with TED Circles

    Welcome to Season 7 Episode 4 of What's Literacy Got To Do With It? by Literacy Quebec! 

    Over the last year we saw many member organizations quickly adapt their programming online. While there were challenges, our guests today highlight the new found opportunities for connection and lifelong learning that came from adapting their literacy programming. Today we are joined by the South Shore Literacy Council and La Maison de la Famille Mosaik to chat about their Early Year Zoom Goose Program and then we sat in on a discussion with participants of TED Circles organized as part of The Judith Schurman Lifelong Literacy Initiative by the South Shore Literacy Council.

    We are joined by:


    Animators Desrean and Robin for Zoom Goose La Maison de la Famille Mosaik and South Shore Literacy Council and Participants, Kim-Anh Nguyen and mother in law, and Catherine Moshopoulos and Rukhshana Surty
    TED Circles organizers, Robin Sales and Rachel Wagner and participants, Robert, Brian, talk about their experiences participating in TED Circles and their reactions to a TED Talk about Risk Taking. Check out the Diana Nyad Talk and the Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Talk they review. Read more about water access on Indigenous reserves in Canada here. 

    We also discuss some links and special news items:


    Learn more about Literacy Quebec's Literacy Helpline or call 1-888-521-8181
    Interested in joining the Stay at Home Choir that was mentioned in the episode, learn more here. 
    International Literacy Day on September 8th. Literacy Quebec is celebrating by running daily giveaways and competitions! Check out our social media!
    Yamaska Literacy Council's 2021 PGI Virtual Fundraiser for Literacy Thursday, Sept 9 @ 7 pm
    For all upcoming literacy events check out our members' websites and social media for updates 

    What's Literacy Got To Do With It? is a community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. Our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec, explore topics around community building, lifelong curiosity, and the multiple types of literacy. It's incredible what we can learn from each other.

    You may have noticed that we changed our name to What's Literacy Got to Do With It? Let us know what you think!

    Subscribe, share our podcast, and write to us at admin@literacyquebec.org, send us a voicemail at 514-508-6805. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for videos of interviews and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LiteracyQuebec


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 43 - Spilling the T on Drag Literacy with Uma Gahd !

    Episode 43 - Spilling the T on Drag Literacy with Uma Gahd !

    Welcome to Season 7 of What's Literacy Got To Do With It? by Literacy Quebec! 

    In this episode, Chris Shee is joined by Margo Legault, LQ's Executive Director to speak to everyone's favourite unofficial auntie, drag queen Uma Gahd! Listen to hear our drag lingo quiz, about drag story time, and Uma's fascinating origin story. Watch the video version of this episode now on Youtube! To join Drag StoryTime: https://www.facebook.com/events/974199240003693

    To Find Uma Gahd: ✉ bookings - info@houseofgahd.com 📷 Instagram -  @umagahd 🐥 Twitter - @umagahd #umagahd & #houseofgahd  houseofgahd.com/ 

    Uma mentions: Paris is Burning Documentary, the books Grand méchant rhume! by Angele Delaunois and The Krazees by Sam Swope

    We also discuss some links and special news items:

    Learn more about Literacy Quebec's Literacy Helpline or call 1-888-521-8181, Check out Drag Story Time with Uma Gahd this Summer! And as always check out our website and our social media for more events!

    What's Literacy Got To Do With It? is a community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. Our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec, explore topics around community building, lifelong curiosity, and the multiple types of literacy. It's incredible what we can learn from each other.

    Subscribe, share our podcast, and write to us at admin@literacyquebec.org, send us a voicemail at 514-508-6805, Facebook, Instagram @LiteracyQuebec


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    • 49 min
    Episode 42 - Learning to tell your story with Akilah Newton from Big Dreamers and CBC Montreal with Debbie Hynes & Andrea Stanford

    Episode 42 - Learning to tell your story with Akilah Newton from Big Dreamers and CBC Montreal with Debbie Hynes & Andrea Stanford

    Welcome to Season 7 of What's Literacy Got To Do With It? by Literacy Quebec! In this episode, we discuss how to communicate our own stories,  the importance of creating accessible resources for youth to learn Canadian Black History, and get some media training to pitch our stories and impact! We also celebrate the winner of this year's Freda Hudson Award given each year to an outstanding volunteer. 

    Guests:


    Akilah Newton CEO & Founder of Big Dreamers and Akilah Newton Projects.  Visit the Big Dreamers website https://www.bigdreamers.ca/about-us/ to learn about Big Dreamers' goal to celebrate multiculturalism and individuality through the lens of diversity, plus Akilah's passion for arts and activism to create resources to educate youth about Canadian Black History.
    Debbie Hynes and Andrea Stanford, Regional Managers and Communications Specialists, at CBC Montreal (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Radio Canada) who teach us how to present / "pitch" our news stories to the media through using plain and clear language. 
    Finally, we celebrate with volunteer literacy tutor Kathy LePoer from the Yamaska Literacy Council and recipient of the 2020 Freda Hudson Volunteer Recognition award! Congratulations!

    We also discuss some links and special news items:

    Learn more about Literacy Quebec's Literacy Helpline or call 1-888-521-8181, Check out Storytime with Uma Ghad this summer! And as always check out our website and our social media for more events!

    What's Literacy Got To Do With It? is a community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. Our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec, explore topics around community building, lifelong curiosity, and the multiple types of literacy. It's incredible what we can learn from each other.

    You may have noticed that we changed our name to What's Literacy Got to Do With It? Let us know what you think!

    Subscribe, share our podcast, and write to us at admin@literacyquebec.org, send us a voicemail at 514-508-6805, Facebook, Instagram @LiteracyQuebec


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 41 - Part#2 "The Sequel" Family Literacy and the life long bonds telling stories has in families with Dr Denny Taylor

    Episode 41 - Part#2 "The Sequel" Family Literacy and the life long bonds telling stories has in families with Dr Denny Taylor

    Join us in this special episode Part#2 "The Sequel" with Dr Denny Taylor for this emotional conversation about Family Literacy and the life long bonds families can create by sharing stories with each one another. Discover how Denny describes how spinning a "caring web" through reading stories to family members, or even if you happen to be low in literacy skills, sharing stories verbally with your family creates a special connection, passing on a literacy legacy to the next generations for years to come!

    Dr. Denny Taylor is a scholar, author, and activist who introduced the concept of of Family Literacy.
    From Dr. Taylor's website https://www.dennytaylor.com/ The concept of "family literacy" originates in Dr. Taylor’s doctoral research, which is now the foundation of family literacy local projects and initiatives in more than 140 UN Member States.

    What's Literacy Got To Do With It? is a community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. Our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec, explore topics around community building, lifelong curiosity, and the multiple types of literacy. It's incredible what we can learn from each other.

    You may have noticed that we changed our name to What's Literacy Got to Do With It? Let us know what you think!

    Subscribe, share our podcast, and write to us at admin@literacyquebec.org, send us a voicemail at 514-508-6805, Facebook, Instagram @LiteracyQuebec


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    • 45 min

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