Anglophone literacy programming in Québec is wholly organized through 16 anglophone school boards. Most work in conjunction with Laubach Literacy Councils, of which there are ten in the province. The school boards and Councils come together in the province-wide Québec Literacy Working Group, which provides services such as professional development, support in program planning and evaluation, and public awareness. For its part, the QLWG seeks from the government more extensive consultation, adaptation of materials from the Ministry of Education to the anglophone context, and adjustments to the program funding mechanism that take into account the anglophone practice of delivering instruction through volunteer tutors, often to geographically dispersed populations.89
A variety of programs were created in Ontario from the mid-1970s,
operated by school boards, community colleges, libraries, community
organizations, correctional institutions, and Laubach Literacy of Canada.
Funding came from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, the Ministry
of Education, the Ministry of Skills Development, the Ministry of Citizenship
and Culture, usually for English as a Second Language (ESL) programs
taking up literacy work, and various EIC grants (Canada Works and Volunteer
Initiatives Program).90 Most programs had some connection
to school boards. Nevertheless, in 1983-4, fewer than half of school
boards, usually in densely populated areas, and usually
89 Québec Literacy Working Group,
"Presentation to the Conseil Supérieur de l'éducation,"1989.
90 Tannis Atkinson,
"Ontario Literacy Project: Final Report,"1985; also see Ontario Ministry of Education, Adult Basic Literacy: A Directory of Ontario Programs, 1983.
91 Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Project Report: For Adults Only, Continuing Education Review Project, 1986.
92 Wagner, Analphabétisme de Minorité ..., 349.
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