LU Upcoming Events

Reading Under the Covers: Catherine McKenzie

Please Join Us Wednesday, November 9th at 7 pm Literacy Unlimited’s “Under the Cover” event presents an evening with local best-selling author, Catherine McKenzie as she reads a few chapters from her latest book, “Please Join Us.” This event is FREE (But you can donate to Literacy Unlimited). Location Librairie ClioPlaza Pointe-Claire261 Boul. Saint-JeanPointe-Claire, QC H9R 3J1 Find out more about Libraire Clio. Find a full list of Catherine’s books at Libraire Clio here.  Thank you!

International Literacy Day 2022

September 8th is International Literacy Day. The theme this year is Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces. Low literacy skills limit someone’s access to vital support services, education, health care, as well as work, employment and recreational opportunities. Helping someone improve their literacy skills can change their lives. Providing an enriched and welcoming learning space where they feel ready to learn is so important. That’s what we do at Literacy Unlimited. Over the past 3 years, Literacy Unlimited has leveraged our resources, adapted our approaches, and transformed to meet the needs of our community. We now provide free tutoring services to adults …

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Family Fun

This month we supported the West Island Mission de l’Ouest de l’Ile with their Back-to-School event. Ingrid, our community programs coordinator, selected a whole load of amazing books for all ages. The West Island Mission will be adding these great reads to the backpacks that families pick up as they prepare to go back to school. The books reflect a diversity of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental abilities, religion, and culture. Hopefully, every child that picks up a backpack will find a book that resonates with them. Reading is just one great activity to do as …

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Family Literacy Day 2022

Celebrate Family Literacy Day 2022 “Improving my literacy allows me to be free. It gives me the confidence to interact more with my kids if they need help. For example, the other day my daughter asked me about a word and we looked it up together to find its meaning. I enjoy reading a fun magazine called Owl with the kids at bedtime. Literacy is the key.” Treldon, Literacy Unlimited learner Family Literacy Day, which occurs every January 27th, was introduced in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada. This initiative highlights the benefits of family involvement in the literacy development …

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Under the Cover 2022

Under the Cover 2022 Spend an evening with a Canadian novelist and raise funds to support free adult literacy tutoring in the West Island. Literacy Unlimited is proud to present Under the Cover, a conversation with a Canadian author about books, the writing process, and topics of interest to the audience. At each Under the Cover event, a moderator will interview an author for the first part of the evening. At the end of the evening, there will be time for questions to be answered. Two online Under the Cover Events are scheduled for 2022 and will be on Zoom: NEW DATE: April 13 – Kim …

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