Quebec City Reading Council envisions a community where everyone has the literacy skills they need to live a fully engaged life.
About the Quebec City Reading Council
Quebec City Reading Council is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization. We promote and
support lifelong learning through a variety of free services to adults and families in the Quebec City area.
Quebec City Reading Council has been providing literacy services to residents of Quebec City for close to 35 years, and is funded by the Ministry of Education in Quebec (MELS). We collaborate with a wide range of community partners in order to meet the needs of our community.
We recruit and train volunteers to deliver customized literacy services to the population at large. Volunteers also support the mission and mandate of the organization through targeted community networking and sitting on the QCRC Board of Directors. Click here for more about volunteering with QCRC.
Literacy/Essential Skills Needs of Our Community
Federal and provincial research shows 49% of our community has some level of reading difficulty.
When we understand that this means one in four people in our community, then we know that people we encounter in daily life - neighbours, shopkeepers, clients - may in some way struggle with basic literacy challenges.
This is true in everyday life, when things are going well. So, we could ask ourselves, how much stress and strain do these challenges cause on them when things are not going so well, or when a difficult situation arises? More than we can imagine. Keep reading... -->
QCRC Programs & Services
Our programming is organized into three main categories: Adult Literacy Services, Family Literacy Services, and Sensitization-Community Awareness.
We work with families to develop strong literacy skills early in their child’s development. We offer tutoring for adults seeking assistance with Essential Skills such as reading, writing, mathematics and computer skills. We also offer educational opportunities for English-speaking seniors in the Quebec City area, and participate in/organize a number of community events each year.