Several months ago, a significant report on literacy and essential skills in official language minority communities was released. The comprehensive report entitled « Développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences essentielles (DACE) dans les communautés de langue officielle en situation minoritaire (CLOSM) »/“Literacy and Essential Skills Development in Official Language Minority Communities” was published by the Chaire de recherche Francophonie et politiques publiques de l’Université d’Ottawa, on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills.
Marc L. Johnson is the main author of the study, and Linda Shohet is author of the section on Quebec’s English-speaking community, under the direction of Linda Cardinal, and with the assistance of Guillaume Deschênes-Thériault.
The purpose of the study is to assess the needs and to draw an inventory of policies, programmes and services available in Literacy and Skills Development in Official Language Minority Communities, with a specific focus on adults with lower levels of literacy and essential skills. The study is based on secondary data and consultations with some 110 key informants in the sector. The sections on Quebec anglophone communities are written in English, the rest is in French.
Here are the links to the reports:
The inventory of policies, programmes, services and service providers: https://sciencessociales.uottawa.ca/crfpp/sites/sciencessociales.uottawa.ca.crfpp/files/inventaire_dace_rapport_final_2017-12-08.pdf