Alice Bérubé, Coordinator of Skills Development and Literacy at Collège de l’Île, and Elise Boudreau, the Coordinator of Settlement Services for the CIF, a body with the principal mandate of helping French-speaking newcomers, went to Moncton for the occasion and presented the Alpha 1-2-3 program in the hope that it would inspire other stakeholders in Canada’s Francophone community.
“The Collège’s mandate fits perfectly with the development of educational initiatives like this program,” said Alice Bérubé. “It is the result of teamwork and we would like to thank the organizations, instructors and tutors who worked together to make this pilot project a success.”
“This training was custom-made to fill a specific need. We should also note that the lowest literacy rates in the country are found in Atlantic Canada, and that fact also played a role in sparking implementation of this project,” Elise Boudreau stated.
Alpha 1-2-3 is a literacy and numeracy program created by a partnership of organizations to help anyone, Canadians and newcomers alike, needing access to training in these two areas.
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Settlement services coordinator
Director of Communications
Collège de l’Île
The Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Î.-P.-É. (CIF) helps French-speaking newcomers settling in the province, facilitating their social, economic, educational and cultural integration. It also makes the host population aware of cultural diversity, the advantages of immigration and the importance of Francophone immigration. The CIF is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the government of Prince Edward Island.