History

2017

  • Michèle Gagnon is hired as Executive Director
  • Executive Director, Marilee DeLombard retires.

2014

  • WQLC 30th Anniversary

2012

  • Volunteer Appreciation Low, QC
  • Beryl Kerrison wins the Freda Hudson Award from Literacy Volunteers of Quebec

2011

  • Launched new website
  • Presence on social media with creation of Facebook page
  • New by-laws passed

2010

  • Beryl Kerrison, Tutor Trainer retires

2009

  • Electronic mailing of LINCs newsletter
  • Celebration of WQLC’s 25 Anniversary

2008

  • Toll free telephone number acquired
  • Reading Buddies formed in Campbell’s Bay, QC

2004

  • WQLC 20th Anniversary

2002

  • Organization of T.R.E.E. group (Teamwork Raising Education and Equality)
  • Formation of Happy Rockers curling group

1996

  • Office/Learning Centre moves to 381, Highway 148 (in the Shawville Plaza)
  • Family Literacy Program expanded (Creating & Learning Culture)
  • Beryl Kerrison becomes a certified tutor trainer

1995

  • WQLC logo created

1993-94

  • Certification received from Quebec Ministry of Education; independent
  • funding granted
  • office set up at 458 Main St., Shawville
  • office/Learning Centre at 508 Main St., Shawville
  • Family Literacy Programs, "Reading Circle"
  • Student, Joy, wins "Flight for Freedom" award

1992

  • Part-time Coordinator hired, Marilee DeLombard
  • Office moved from Aylmer to Shawville

1991

  • Charitable status achieved
  • Gala Fund-raiser

1986

  • WQLC incorporated
  • Coordinated by Nicole Snaauw, W.Q. School Board

1984

  • WQLC formed within the Protestant School Board
  • lessons with volunteer tutors and adult students
  • coordinated by the West Quebec School Board staff
  • Volunteer Board of Directors