Find a Program

Find a Program Near You

The Gaspésie Literacy Council works alongside a number of other organizations to bring projects and programming to those in need. Below, you will find a list of projects and programs for each region we are mandated to serve. We are not necessarily partners in all of these programs.

Looking for a Library?

Please consult the following list from Le Réseau BIBLIO GÎM to find a library near you! Even libraries without and English collection should be able to help you find resources online or through Inter-library loans!

Community Health Education Program (CHEP)

CHEP offers a series of conferences to improve health literacy in English to remote communities throughout Quebec. These conferences are typically delivered to a group through showing a DVD or via videoconferencing technology.

AMI Québec

AMI-Quebec is a non-profit organization that helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. All of their programs are free! Check out their website to learn about all their upcoming activities:  https://amiquebec.org/

Wiggle, Rhyme, and Storytime

Wiggle, Rhyme, and Storytime is a program for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. It focuses on introducing young children to books, movement, and the arts through a simple get-together. It also enables families to socialize and expose their children to these ideas in a safe and fun environment. Wiggle, Rhyme, and Storytime is part of the regional Bright Beginnings initiative. It is available throughout the Gaspé Peninsula and in the Magdalen Islands. For more information or to find a session near you, please consult the following resources:

Poster from Vision’s latest Wiggle, Rhyme, and Storytime event

Gaspé

Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

Vision offers a multitude of programming to help improve literacy.

  • Computer classes to improve the digital literacy skills of seniors and others in need, with an emphasis on internet safety skills. An Internet Safety Booklet with helpful tips is also available at the Vision office. Check their Facebook page for more details on this upcoming program.
  • CHEP
  • Wiggle, Rhyme, and Storytime
  • Book Crunchers
  • Bulletin for Health and Wellbeing to improve health literacy
  • Art Inspiring Community workshops for cultural literacy

North Shore

North Shore Community Association

Calendar of events available here. Literacy activities for ages 0-5 include:

  • Story Time – a free family literacy activity for 0-5 year olds
  • Family Fun Day
  • Toddler Time Activity
  • Book Clubs
  • Book Munchers
  • Travelling Literacy Bag Program for 0-5 years old in Baie-Comeau, Port-Cartier, and Sept-Îles
  • English books in Sept-Îles
  • CHEP

May 2018 CHEP session at the NSCA

Baie Des Chaleurs

Committee for Anglophone Social Action (CASA)

CASA hosts numerous workshops, programs, and projects that target literacy and cognition. Details of their events can be found on their Facebook page. Keep an eye out for the following activities:

  • Writing workshops through the project Gaspesian Art Connection: Write on Gaspé
  • Wiggle, Rhyme, and Storytime
  • Book Crunchers
  • CHEP
  • Living Well Bulletin to improve health literacy

Family Ties

Family Ties is a community organization located in New Carlisle. They offer:

  • Books, magazines, DVD’s, board games, and other reading material
  • Born to Read program
  • Scholastic book orders
  • Adult Literacy classes
  • Internet access

Magdalen Islands

Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders (CAMI)

Servicing the Magdalen Islands, CAMI provides health and social services, as well as community engagement opportunities, to the Anglophone population they service. The following activities of theirs focus on literacy:

Cultural Demonstration on Entry Island in April

Lower St. Lawrence

Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence (HLSL)

HLSL hosts a lot of cultural and historic workshops for those interested in learning about the region. They also offer numerous workshops on health and wellness. Detailed information can be found on their website, with up to date material on their Facebook page.

  • CHEP
  • TD Summer Reading Club

  • Book Sale
  • Health and Wellness Workshops for health literacy
  • Workshops on culture and history to improve cultural literacy and teach others