We are a collaborative literacy and arts-based action research partnership that is working to open a community hub in Montreal's southwest. Our mission is to support storytelling and art as a means to strengthen community capacity. We want to engage in bigger conversations about the good and the bad, the familiar and the unfamiliar, the real and the possible for collective action and lifelong literacy.
"The main message is that everyone can write; anyone can share their story."
Margo Legault, Executive Director, Literacy Quebec, '"Verdun culture' shines through in stories about the neighbourhood" , CBC / Read Full Article
- Community-Engaged Learning Opportunities
- ARCH/URBP 514 Community Design Workshop offered through McGill University
More information to come!
We have been developing our partnership since 2017. We are two civil-society organisations based in Verdun, Montreal, Suspicious Fish Literacy and Arts Program and Literacy Quebec, and researchers from McGill University from, the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office, students and faculty in the Schools of Architecture and Urban Planning, and the Desautels Faculty of Management. We are exploring the possibilities for developing an experimental university-community hub for social innovation and community engaged learning. The Southwest Storytelling Hub will be a space for community events, literacy programs, knowledge and skill exchange, job training and research.
Want to share your skills and time? We are always looking for volunteers who are passionate about literacy and community! There are three easy ways to get involved below:
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By donating you will help empower youth, impact lives, and build a community hub for our partnership!