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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.

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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:

Annual Report


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.CONFINTEA 6


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 wasCONFINTEA 6 adopted unanimously by the Forum participants.