Session 3B: Panel Discussion: Adapting Literacy Services: Considerations for Reaching Vulnerable Populations in Times of Crisis

Themes:
LiteracyAdult education/adult learnersCovid 19Panel discussion
When:
3:20 PM, Wednesday 3 Nov 2021 (50 minutes)
Where:
  Virtual session
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How:

Moderator: Laura Thompson, Project Manager, Literacy Quebec 

Speakers:

Margo Legault, Executive Director, Literacy Quebec

Wendy Seys, Executive Director, Yamaska Literacy Council

The panel will be composed of Wendy Seys, Executive Director of Yamaska Literacy Council and Margo Legault, Executive Director of Literacy Quebec. These two presenters will offer different perspectives on adapting learning services during the pandemic. Wendy will be presenting a grassroots approach to how Yamaska Literacy Council has been able to reach adult learners. Margo will focus more on how Literacy Quebec has been able to adapt to supporting its member organizations. 

 

Speakers' bios:

Margo Legault holds a Masters in Human Rights Law (Irish Centre for Human Rights), a Bachelor of Civil Law (Université de Montréal), a Bachelor of Common Law (University of Ottawa) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Concordia). She is the Executive Director of Literacy Quebec, where since 2011 she has led the day-to-day operations. Margo has been able to use her business and legal background to facilitate capacity building, as well as increase advocacy and awareness efforts for the network of literacy practitioners across Quebec. Under her guidance, Literacy Quebec has been able to innovate, grow and formalize meaningful partnerships. 

Wendy Seys is the Executive Director of the Yamaska Literacy Council, a community-based literacy organization in the Eastern Townships.  She has worked in the adult literacy field since 1989. She has a BA from the University of Toronto, and a MA in Educational Studies from Concordia University.  She serves on the Board of Directors of Literacy Quebec, and the Governing Board of the Eastern Townships Adult General Education.

 

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