Le Réseau pour le développement de l'alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC) is a countrywide organization representing francophone groups and associations dedicated to French literacy in Canada. Over the years, the RESDAC has endeavoured to interest as many groups as possible on the topic of literacy and the importance of reading and writing in French.
June 10 to 15, 2012: RESDAC Annual Forum and 21st General Meeting
Again this year, you are invited to participate in the Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences Annual Forum to be held at the Maison du citoyen in Gatineau. The theme for 2012 is: Learning communities, United to develop literacy! RESDAC also invites you to attend a two day course to be held just prior to the Forum from June 10 to 12. This course, offered in both official languages, will focus on place-based learning communities. » For more information
À Lire en ligne
The Fédération canadienne pour l'alphabétisation en français is pleased to announce that the 2010 edition of the magazine "À Lire en ligne" is now neighbourhoods…enhancing the learning experience".
The learning community is part of a global vision. It appears as a functional and living unit formed by individuals driven by common objectives and projects within the heart of a permanent and on-going educational process that seeks global responsibility within the educational community. The learning community centered on location whether it be a city, village or neighbourhood is at the core of the quest for sustainable development in our societies.
Though the magazine itself is only available in French, a large number of articles have been translated into English. Following is a list of these articles:
Highlights of the 2004-2006 Annual Report (pdf format)
Highlights of the 2003-2004 Annual Report (pdf format)
Highlights of the2002-2003 Annual Report (pdf format)
It's Time for Action - Literacy Catch-Up Plan For adult Francophones In minority Settings
According to the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), 42% of all adult Canadians of working age (16 to 65) have trouble in meeting the requirements of today’s knowledge-based society and economy, because they have trouble in understanding what they read.
Moreover, an analysis of the IALSS data has shown that certain regions of Canada and certain segments of the Canadian population have lower literacy rates than others. For example, the proportion of the population who have difficulty in understanding what they read is 56% among people whose mother tongue is French, compared with 39% among people whose mother tongue is English.
The Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF) has developed a plan to increase the average literacy level of Canada’s French-language minority communities. The goal of this “catch-up” plan is to achieve a literacy level equivalent to that of Norway, the country that ranked first in the international survey.
ICÉA/FCAF Francophone Consultative Forum
On October 23rd and 24th 2008, over 150 people participated in the "Institut de coopération pour l'éducation des adultes (ICÉA)" and Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF)" Francophone Consultative Forum. They came from all levels of the public education system, as well as from literacy organizations, community education organizations, cultural organizations, community action groups, labour unions, research institutions, and various government departments, ministries, and agencies. All regions of Canada were represented. The present declaration was adopted unanimously by the Forum participants.