UNESCO Education UIL

Centre franco–ontarien de ressources en alphabétisation (Centre FORA), Canada

The Vision of the Centre FORA is to be a francophone centre for publishing basic education material at the local, provincial and national levels. Its mission is to be the francophone centre that provides consultancy services to the field of literacy and adult basic education regarding material publishing. It plays a leadership role in the literacy and the adult basic education field. It also sells quality educational products and services to its clients of all ages and is currently developing a national family literacy francophone centre.
The objectives are:

  1. To encourage literacy research and publication in French
  2. To act as facilitator in order to promote, launch and distribute on the market the material published through other organizations
  3. To promote, edit, co–edit, launch and distribute the material published through the Centre FORA
  4. To offer helping support during the development of basic educational resources for adults in French
  5. To promote and to participate in meetings at the local, regional and national level in order to encourage dialogue and exchange between literacy actors who are interested in literacy resources and the development of learning materials in French
  6. To promote the development of apprentice material in the field of basic education
  7. To obtain funds for projects linked to the mandate of the centre
  8. To supply, as far as possible, any other requirements regarding distribution of education material, regarding the development of apprentice material in the field of basic education in French

Areas of Specialization:

Adult education, Basic education, Family education, Literacy, Material development

User Profile:

Mainly members of adult literacy and basic education organizations; school boards; schools; libraries; early childhood education centres; family centres

Contact Information

Address:

432, avenue Wetmount, unité H
Sudbury, Ontario
Canada P3A 5Z8

Phone:
(+1–705) 524 3672 (FORA) or toll free in Canada (888) 814 4422
Fax:
(+1–705) 524 8535
Contact person:
Yolande Clément (Executive Director)

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
1989
Information staff:
14
Countries Served:
Ontario, Canada, International sales
Working Languages:
French

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Publishing and distribution of literacy and adult basic education material for the French speaking community

Publications Produced

Catalogue FORA as an online version

Special Activities

Publishing and co–publishing of literacy and adult basic education material for the French speaking community; a French newspaper in simple writing; an eight page bulletin for parents and their role as first educators

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

Access to stable funding

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

Methods analysis / marketing strategies of the last three years; development of a tri–annual marketing plan; development of a tri–annual plan for developing materials

Role envisaged within the Network of Networks

Access to their publications and to the co–publications of the Centre FORA; to disseminate their services and their expertise