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What's Literacy Got To Do With It?

44 EpisodesProduced by Literacy Quebec Website

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… read more

44 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Episode 46 - Election 2021 Special!

September 16th, 2021

31:53

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 …

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

September 7th, 2021

1:46:07

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 …

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

August 18th, 2021

1:06:14

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 …

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

July 16th, 2021

49:07

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 …

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

June 30th, 2021

1:08:38

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 …

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

June 5th, 2021

45:48

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. …

Episode 37 - Overcoming reluctant reading and learning to love the way you learn with two amazing writers!

March 21st, 2021

1:12:29

Welcome to the 4th episode of season 6 of What's Literacy Got To Do With It? by Literacy Quebec. This week's theme is Overcoming reluctant reading and learning to love the way you learn with two amazing writers!

We …

Episode 36 - Black Leaders in Literacy & Going from Burnout to Balance #selfcare

March 14th, 2021

1:03:42

Welcome to the 3rd episode of season 6 of What's Literacy Got To Do With It? by Literacy Quebec.  This week's theme is Black Leaders in Literacy and Going from Burnout to Balance - self-care tips from an expert!

What's …

Episode 35 - Family Literacy and Mental Health

March 10th, 2021

1:06:52

Welcome to the 2nd episode of Season 6 of the Literacy Quebec Podcast! The theme this week is Celebrating Family Literacy Day & Let’s Talk about Mental Health

Join our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore discuss two …

Episode 34 - Health Literacy with Dr. Joe Schwarcz and Celebrating International Volunteer Day!

December 18th, 2020

1:14:52

On this month's episode, we kick off season six with a bang! We discuss the importance of building our Health Literacy with plain language with Dr. Joe (and Science Literacy with Magic!) + celebrate International …

Episode 33 - Communicating, Compassion and Community through COVID and Beyond!

November 26th, 2020

1:08:10

Communicating, Compassion and Community through COVID and Beyond!

Welcome to the 5th episode of season 6 of the Literacy Quebec Podcast! Hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore explore the power of clear communication in …

Episode 32 - Media and Digital Literacy Week

October 28th, 2020

1:08:16

It's Media Literacy Week!

Welcome to the Literacy Quebec Podcast. It's already the 5th episode of season 5! This week we talk about Media Literacy (how to critically examine the media that is giving us) and digital …

Episode 30 - Exploring the new online frontier of lifelong learning

September 28th, 2020

47:55

Did you know that there are 1 BILLION views of tutorial videos on Youtube?!

Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 5! We continue to explore online learning and how services providing support for lifelong literacy are adapting. 

Episode 29 - International Literacy Day!

September 2nd, 2020

1:27:09

On this week’s HUGE episode, we celebrate International Literacy Day!
We learn why it is essential to reflect, advocate and celebrate all of the work that is going into promoting literacy worldwide, and the challenges …

Episode 28 - Part 2: Getting Connected and Affordable Internet in Canada

August 10th, 2020

43:46

Welcome to PART 2 of Season 5 Episode 1 of the Literacy Quebec Podcast!

Literacy organizations have had to adapt their tutoring styles due to the pandemic and we'll have a segment in this episode to discuss the …

Episode 27 - Part 1: Getting Connected and the 2019 Freda Hudson Award

July 30th, 2020

55:21

WE ARE BACK! 

Welcome to Season 5 Episode 1 (PART 1) of the Literacy Quebec Podcast!  ➡️ The Freda Hudson Volunteer Recognition Award and Getting …

Episode 25 - International Women's Day

March 8th, 2020

28:01

Welcome to a special episode of the Literacy Quebec Podcast for International Women’s Day!

***A head's up for listeners we discuss sexual assault and …

Episode 24 - Celebrating Literacy in Black History Month

March 3rd, 2020

36:35

Welcome to the 6th and final episode of season 4!

It’s Black History Month 2020!

In this week’s episode we celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so …

Episode 23 - Do stats really count? Conversation with Statistics Canada

February 15th, 2020

30:47

Do stats really count? A Conversation with Statistics Canada

Welcome to the 5th episode of season 4 of the Literacy Quebec Podcast! In this week’s episode we are talking about statistics! 

Numbers can be scary and …

Episode 22 - Family Literacy

February 2nd, 2020

35:26

Welcome to the 4th episode of season 4 of the Literacy Quebec Podcast!

In this week’s episode we talk with Quebec City Reading Council about celebrating Family Literacy Day / Week, plus QCRC shares with us their launch …

Episode 21 - How to Fail Successfully in 2020

January 17th, 2020

1:21:56

Happy 2020! Welcome to the 3rd episode of season 4 of the Literacy Quebec Podcast! 

In this week’s episode we recorded our regular book club at the …

Episode 20 - Holiday Special The Best of 2019!

December 31st, 2019

1:05:03

Welcome to the Literacy Quebec Podcast and the last episode of 2019! (Season 4 Episode 2... don't worry we will be back in January 2020!)
This week’s episode brings you some of the best snippets of 2019! (well as much …

Episode 19 - EPIC conversations with Literacy Warriors and a Mother Goose!

December 14th, 2019

58:50

Do you know how life-changing using your imagination can be??

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas

Episode 18 - Financial Literacy! - Part 2 Being a savvy consumer

November 30th, 2019

1:02:26

Welcome to the 6th episode of season 3 of the Literacy Quebec Podcast!
With November being Financial Literacy Month our theme this month has been focussed around financial literacy, and what it means to be financially …

Episode 17 - Financial Literacy! Tips on staying in control of our finances

November 12th, 2019

40:01

Welcome to the 5th episode of season 3 of the Literacy Quebec Podcast!
With November being Financial Literacy Month, our theme for the next couple of episodes will be focussed around financial literacy, and what it …

Episode 16 - Election Special #3 Vote!

October 19th, 2019

59:01

According to Elections Canada there were about 4.7 million Canadians who voted early. That’s a 29% increase the since 2015 election! 

Welcome to the 4th episode of season 3 of the Literacy Quebec Podcast! With the …

Episode 15 - Election Special #2 Media Literacy

October 8th, 2019

1:00:37

Fake news!

With the upcoming election on October 21st, our theme for the next few weeks is about literacy and civic engagement.

Continuing this theme today, we are talking about Media Literacy. This week October 7-11th, …

Episode 14 - Election Special Connecting Literacy and Civic Engagement

September 17th, 2019

38:38

With the upcoming election on October 21st, our theme for the next few episodes will be about literacy and civic engagement. We will feature special guests who will talk to us about the importance of participating in …

Episode 13 - International Literacy Day!

September 8th, 2019

53:03

Happy International Literacy Day! Welcome to our extraordinary episode as part of our celebrations the week of September 8th! We learn why it is important to reflect, advocate and celebrate all of the work that is going …

Episode 12 - Books for All with First Books Canada

August 25th, 2019

45:18

Welcome to the Finale of the Summer Season of the Literacy Quebec Podcast! 
Did you know that 25% of Canadians do not have any books in their home?
In this episode we talk about the importance of affordable learning …

Episode 11 - How to make a Podcast with Literacy Quebec

August 13th, 2019

52:17

Wow! Episode 4 (or is it 5) of Season 2! This special summer episode is a recording of our podcast workshop with Michelle Osbourne from the Quebec City Reading Council this past June. Michelle joined us at our office …

Episode 10 - Replay! The Power of Storytelling S1E6

July 25th, 2019

1:06:40

We are taking a break this week while Chris gets married! Congratulations Chris! 

Missed it the first time? Enjoy the sun while listening to last …

Episode 9 - Health Literacy

July 12th, 2019

1:07:45

It’s already the third episode of season two our Podcast!  We discuss Health Literacy. Chris met our Literacy Lowdown guests during last month’s …

Episode 8 - LGBTQI2+ communities sharing stories and creating community spaces

June 28th, 2019

32:15

Welcome to the second episode of season two of the Literacy Quebec Podcast!  On this week’s episode,  we celebrate pride month and discuss the importance of self-representation for the LGBTQI2+ communities through …

Episode 7 - Fostering Youth Literacies through Media Arts, Creative Writing and the Diversity of Literacy

June 13th, 2019

49:33

Every two weeks our hosts  Jaimie Cudmore and Chris Shee from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec. Want to help out with the podcast? …

Episode 6 - The Power of Storytelling

May 10th, 2019

1:11:15

Every two weeks our hosts  Jaimie Cudmore and Chris Shee from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec. Want to help out with the podcast? …

Episode 5 - Family Literacy

April 25th, 2019

57:04

Every two weeks our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec. Want to help out with the podcast? …

Episode 4 - Developing clear writing and plain language and Volunteer Week

April 12th, 2019

42:22

Every two weeks our hosts Jaimie Cudmore and Chris Shee from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec.   Want to help out with the podcast? …

Episode 3 - The Obstacles and Creative Solutions of Learners

March 29th, 2019

39:07

Every two weeks our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy …

Episode 2 - Community-based Learning Through Stories and Art

March 14th, 2019

47:27

Every two weeks our hosts Jaimie Cudmore and Chris Shee from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for english-speakers in Quebec. This week's theme we highlight …

Episode 1 - Defining Literacy

February 28th, 2019

49:58

 Welcome to the first episode of Literacy Quebec!  A podcast for english-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. On this week’s episode, we will be defining literacy.   Literacy is more than just knowing how to …

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