We are a Toronto research team. Most of our practice
is community-based. We range in age from late thirties to early
sixties. Our time in literacy work varied from four years to over
twenty-five. One researcher is Anishawbe, two are of Caribbean
background, and six are white.
Mary Brehaut, Andy Noel and Nadine Sookermany
work at Parkdale Project
Parkdale Project Read (PPR) is one of Toronto’s oldest community-based
literacy programs, started by the librarians in the Parkdale Library in the early
80s and becoming a separate program in 1986. It is one of the few literacy
collectives and programs with its own board of directors.
Sally Gaikezhenyongai and Michele Kuhlmann
work at Davenport
Perth Neighbourhood Centre.
Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre (DPNC) Literacy
Centre was begun with the help of Project Read in the 1980s. It was originally called Adult Learners
for Action (ALFA) and was managed by its own board of directors. In June
2003, the program became part of the Adult Services unit of the DPNC.
Ewing and Sheila Stewart
work at the Festival
Tannis Atkinson is the publisher
of Literacies and
Maria Moriarty works at the AlphaPlus
Learn more about each researcher - who they are, what they
bring to the research, what they learned and what they think about the
project - by clicking on their names.