FUN it was - all week long! The fourth annual Karaoke Idol was a smashing success, the annual Book Swap drew volunteers and community members, and our local newspaper covered some of the highlights. See the first article (Adult Learners' Week celebrates lifelong learning) for specific information about why we celebrate Adult Learners, and what it is like to be one.
It is National Volunteer Week, which offers us a great opportunity to thank all our stellar volunteers. Our programs would not be the same without the contributions of our community volunteers.
We greatly appreciate your time and energy!
TEXT FROM QCRC PRESIDENT'S AWARD SPEECH MADE BY TOMMY HANNAN.
Each year, QCRC honours a volunteer who has made a special contribution to the organization in some way.
This year, we would like to bestow that honour on one of our tutors. This lady has been tutoring with us since last October, and during that time has worked with five students.
She has worked one-on-one and with a small group, she has engaged her students at every level, and they have made enormous progress under her tutelage. In addition, she is great to work with, not that any of our volunteers aren't!
She is also a young mother who has a great attitude towards her volunteer work, her students, and the people with whom she engages.
Therefore, we would like to ask Tamika Harton to accept this honour on behalf of the Board of Directors, volunteers, members, and staff of QCRC.
Congratulations and thank you!
22 April 2013
We have enjoyed the summer, but are excited about what autumn will bring. We look forward to seeing you soon, and invite you to mark your calendars for QCRC and Lifelong Learning's first community event of the 2013-2014 year.
JOIN QCRC & LLL at VEQ's ANNUAL FALL FEST
Saturday, September 14
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
St. Vincent Elementary (995 Wolfe Avenue)
You - our volunteers and program participants - are our best representatives. Your enthusiasm and firsthand experience showcase our programs so well. We hope you will be interested in sharing an hour or two of your time to help us spread the word about QCRC programs.
We would like to have volunteers from Lifelong Learning and our tutoring program, as well as our family literacy activities.: Please call 418-681-1258 or email email@example.com.
This will also be a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and program participants, to sign up for other volunteer opportunities, and to learn more about all of our programs.
We hope to see you there!
In the past few months, various QCRC programs have received attention from our local newspaper, the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. Friends of QCRC may enjoy taking a look at these articles. Click on the images to view the full articles.
Feel free to contact us directly if you are interested in any of the programs mentioned.
Our programs would not be the same without the contributions of our community volunteers. We greatly appreciate your time and energy, and provide the support and training necessary to ensure you enjoy your experience with us. We have many types of volunteer opportunities, which you will find listed on the volunteer application. At this time, we are specifically recruiting for adult tutors.
Our tutoring program assists adult learners and continuing education students. Differing from our workshops, this program is student-driven, and focuses on the current material each student is working through. As a result, tutors are not expected to develop courses or study plans. We offer tutoring for three essential life skills: reading and writing, math, and computer skills.
Currently recruiting tutors for adult learners
Interested? Please fill out our volunteer application.
Questions? Please contact the QCRC office directly.
March 29, 2012
Eastern Quebec Learning Centre hosted an afternoon tea in honor of Quebec City Reading Council. Stephen Burke (Chairman) and Marielle Stewart (Director General) of the Central Quebec School Board joined EQLC Director Susie Faguy in stating their appreciation for QCRC's 35 years of providing adult and family literacy services in our community. Ms. Stewart said, "I would like to thank the Quebec City Reading Council for the pivotal role that they play in supporting our Adult Learners [...] The Quebec City Reading Council is instrumental in improving student success in our Adult and Vocational Education programs, CQSB and EQLC are very fortunate to have such a devoted and caring partner in the Quebec City Reading Council." Cynthia Michaud, SARCA Special Projects Officer at EQLC, shared the history and lore of British-style tea with the students, staff, and QCRC members present. The participants enjoyed scones, cucumber sandwiches, and trifle, and agreed that the event should become an annual element of the EQLC+QCRC effort to celebrate Adult Learner Week. See below for full text of Ms. Stewart's recognition speech.
The Quebec City Reading Council extends our sincerest thanks to CQSB and EQLC for their support of QCRC! We are delighted to share such a strategic, effective partnership in the joint effort to support local adult learners.
QCRC RECOGNITION SPEECH
given March 29, 2012 by
Ms. Marielle Stewart, Director General of Central Quebec School Board
"For those of you who may not know me, I am Marielle Stewart, Director General of the Central Quebec School Board. I would like to start by extending a heartfelt thank you to Susie Faguy and her wonderful team for inviting me to participate in this lovely celebration highlighting the Adult Learner's Week at the Centre. What a joy to see you all here!
I am indeed very honoured to be here, and may I add, very proud to be an Adult Learner myself! My children, who are now adults, and I continue to take courses to improve our knowledge base, to upgrade our skills, to keep abreast of new research in learning and truthfully - just to enjoy the journey that learning provides us!
At the Central Quebec School Board, our vision of Learning for All is not just a bunch of words, but rather is proof that we believe in life-long learning. We strive to provide all of our students with the skills and the desire to learn and to enjoy the benefits that it provides!
I would like to thank the Quebec City Reading Council for the pivotal role that they play in supporting our Adult Learners with language and math skills. Their contribution is absolutely precious to each and every person to whom they reach out. The Quebec City Reading Council is instrumental in improving student success in our Adult and Vocational Education programmes. Their actions and expertise enable the Central Quebec School Board to meet the student success goals set out in our Partnership Agreement with the Ministry of Education - that is - to reach a target of 87% (by the year 2020) of our students who will have the necessary knowledge and skills to graduate.
CQSB and EQLC are very fortunate to have such a devoted and caring partner in the Quebec City Reading Council. As a matter of fact, the presence and contributions of Cathy Nolan as a community representative on the EQLC Governing Board is just another testimony to their commitment to our students' success!
On behalf of the School Board, members of the Council of Commissioners, our schools and Centre, and of course, our adult learners, I would like to congratulate you for your desire to help, your will to learn, the joy that inhabits you and that you share through your teaching and learning, and last but not least, for your many successes - those achieved and those to come!!"
Family Literacy Day - What a great way to start the year!
We teamed up with the Jeffery Hale Community Services, and had a delightful, cozy event with the Take-A-Break parents. Our volunteer, Danielle, gave a great dramatic reading demonstration, a couple of lucky parents won gift certificates to support their family reading habits! We also shared some "reading ideas" pamphlets, which provide book suggestions for children ages birth-4. See below for PDF versions of these hand-outs.
Travellin' Toddler Time - A Morning That Counts!
The 2012 Toddler Time season kicked off with a February session here at QCRC. We had a "full crowd", and enjoyed the numbers theme thoroughly - counting blind mice and farm animals in our stories, and making Valentine's mice as the craft. We had a handful of great volunteers, and even one new one!
The next TTT session at QCRC is in May. See the file below to download the full schedule.
We have a solid cohort of tutor-student pairs this spring, including several continuing from last autumn. We are currently seeking tutors for math, reading and writing, and computer skills (particularly Microsoft programs like Excel, Word and Powerpoint). Please contact us today, if you would like to volunteer!
Did you know...?
QCRC offers FREE one-on-one lessons for adults (16+). We are able to help with a range of student-driven topics, including secondary or CEGEP studies, preparation for citizenship or driving exams, etc. Please contact us today if you know of someone who could benefit from our services.
Please join us for our Annual Community Book Swap, in celebration of Adult Education Week!
Please tell your friends & feel free to post the poster (see file below).
We welcome books in good condition, and will have volunteers available to help you decide if your book is appropriate for the exchange. The Book Swap is easily accessible by car (free parking!) or bus (routes 25, 13, & 800/801). Additional information is available below. You are also welcome to contact us directly by calling 418-681-1258 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY BOOK SWAP
March 28, 2012
Eastern Quebec Learning Centre (cafeteria)
3005, William-Stuart (near chemin St-Louis)
We welcome books in good condition:
We welcome new volunteers. No previous experience is necessary as we provide training. Help us to help our community.
For more information, visit our volunteer information page, or contact us by calling 418-681-1258 or e-mailing email@example.com.
We will be happy to share more information about current volunteer opportunities, or about how to start our application process.