Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 14, 2016 11:52 ET

Support for Literacy Education in Francophone Minority Communities

The Government of Canada supports the Reseau pour le developpement de l'alphabetisme et des competences Canada

GATINEAU, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 14, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Official Languages, today announced funding of $90,000 through the Development of Official-Language Communities Program for the Réseau pour le développement de l'alphabétisme et des compétences Canada (RESDAC) in 2016-18. This support will help establish a Canada-wide project that aims to increase literacy.

Quotes

"I am always quick to make the connection between our official languages and the values of openness and inclusion that are fundamental to our government. Working to boost literacy and essential skills in Francophone minority communities leads to better informed and more engaged citizens. This is a win-win project: it brings individuals closer to achieving their full potential, and the entire community benefits."

- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Quick Facts

  • RESDAC was founded 25 years ago and aims to increase literacy rates and essential skills among Francophone adults living in minority communities in Canada.
  • The overall strategy will help the provincial and territorial governments, which are responsible for education in Canada. It will also help them better meet the literacy education needs of Francophone adults living in minority communities.
  • The Development of Official-Language Communities Program aims to enhance the vitality of Francophone and Anglophone minority communities and help them participate fully in all aspects of life in Canada.

Associated Links

Réseau pour le développement de l'alphabétisme et des compétences Canada

Development of Official Language Communities

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  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
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    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
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