We’re Hiring!

Communications Coordinator

Who we are:

The Western Quebec Literacy Council is a non-profit, volunteer-based, organization that provides literacy services to the English-speaking Outaouais population. For 35 years we have been recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, numeracy, and computer skills.

The Position:

The WQ Literacy Council is seeking a part-time Communications Coordinator to develop and implement initiatives that will increase our organization’s visibility within the Outaouais. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for the development and execution of a promotional campaign whose primary focus will be to increase community awareness and recruit volunteer tutors.

The ideal candidate will:

Possess knowledge of non-profit fundraising or outreach activities; Post-secondary degree in communications, marketing, business, or related fields; Possess strong knowledge of social media and other basic marketing platforms.


Develop and execute strategies for recruiting adult learners and volunteers; develop a promotional campaign to increase community awareness; create content for the website and social media platforms; develop relationships in the community with other non-profit organizations and partners; develop a communication plan; other tasks deemed necessary as designated by the Executive Director.  

Required Skills and Qualities

Strong written skills in English; ability to work independently and with a team of professionals; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; proficient computer skills (including graphics and multimedia); French spoken and written is an asset

Location: Outaouais

Type of employment: Part time contract based on 16 hours a week from December 2020 to March 2021.

$18 -$20/hour based on experience and qualifications

DEADLINE: Please submit your resume to info@wqlc.org before December 01, 2020.

Essential Skills Day

The Government of Canada identifies 9 essential skills necessary for learning, working and everyday life. These skills include reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use, and continuous learning. The WQLC continues to offer free lessons in reading, writing and numeracy. We are now also offering computer lessons to Outaouais residents who would like to upgrade their digital literacy.

Computer use skills:
· Use different forms of technology
· Use word processing software
· Send and receive emails
· Create and modify spreadsheets
· Navigate the internet
Fast changing technology can make digital literacy feel overwhelming. We can help.

If you need help in any of these areas, we can help! Whether you are a literacy learner, a tutor or a member of the community we’re ready to help you learn more about this essential skill that is becoming increasingly important. Read on for information about our Connect 2 Learn program! 

Visit ABC Life Literacy for more information on digital literacy

Family Literacy Bingo


Here’s your chance to win cool prizes from the WQLC!

To play, complete as many of the activities featured on our Family Literacy Bingo card as you can before January 30th. When your family completes a line (vertical, diagonal, or horizontal) your name is entered into the draw for cool literacy inspired prizes (Up to 5 entries per family permitted)!

Write the student’s name and the school name at the top of the form. Mark the squares representing the activities that your family has completed.  Then enter the contest by one of the following methods:

A) Post a picture of your Bingo card to our Facebook page before January 30, 2020. (www.facebook.com/wqliteracy)

B) Return the completed card (this form) to your school.

C) Email a picture of your card to outreach@wqlc.org

The winning family will be announced on February 14, 2020.

**Only one name can be entered per family, maximum 5 entries.

**Contest open to residents of Western Quebec (Outaouais, Quebec, Canada).