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. (

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

C) Email a picture of your card to

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).