Winners from Previous Years
Created in 2018, the Alpha Bursary has since awarded six bursaries, totalling $47,500, to organizations across Quebec for the development of literacy projects.
2022 Winners :
Recipient of the $10,000 award:
Montreal-based independent community organization COMQUAT for its Alpha 50 Project
With the creation of the Alpha 50 Project by COMQUAT, senior learners will be able to take free workshops allowing them to maintain and develop their literacy skills while learning basic computer skills. The workshops in place will help seniors gain access to information, communicate more easily by email, use the Internet and social networks, while also breaking down isolation barriers.
Recipient of the $ 5,000 award:
The Centre d’éducation populaire de l’Estrie (CEP de l’Estrie) for the digital component of its project Pour que ça clique
With the revamping of the computer space at the CEP de l’Estrie, learners with little or no schooling in literacy programs will receive better support in the appropriation and effective use of IT tools. In addition to learning to read, write, calculate and verbally express themselves, participants will also have the opportunity to develop many essential generic skills that will help them achieve their personal goals.
The Centre d’éducation populaire de l’Estrie for the creation of a student pedagogical café
With the creation of a student café at the CEP de l’Estrie, the centre’s trainers want to put learners at the heart of their learning process. In addition to learning to read, write, calculate and verbally express themselves, participants will also have the opportunity to develop many essential generic skills that will help them achieve their personal goals.
The Association de l’Ouïe de l’Outaouais for its project Une image vaut mille signes
The ADOO initiative is extremely important for the hearing-impaired community in the Outaouais and the rest of Quebec. It aims to strengthen the communication skills of persons living with a hearing loss and to raise awareness of their realities. The Literacy Foundation awarded them a $10,000 bursary to help fund the Une image vaut mille signes project.
Le Coeur à lire for the educational games room project
Le Coeur à lire has developed an educational games room for the children of parents who want to come for literacy and alpha-francisation classes. Thanks to this new stimulating and safe environment, learners can now complete their training while keeping an eye on their children.
Au cœur des mots for the Alpha-Skype project
The Alpha-Skype project uses video-conversation training to overcome barriers to training, such as geographic distance, for people with literacy difficulties from diverse backgrounds. The project promotes the inclusion of several vulnerable groups or groups with special needs in training.
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