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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/literacy-quebec/message

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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!