Workplace Wednesday: Council of the Federation Literacy Award
Date posted: September 10, 2014
Congratulations to Anne Docherty, recipient of the 2014 Council of the Federation Literacy Award in BC!
This award celebrates outstanding contributions by Canadians across the entire field of literacy.
Anne Docherty has designed a people-centered approach to literacy that cultivates active citizenship. Her blending of popular and informal education allows individuals to take control of their lives and participate in the common life of their community. Docherty created a series of reflective tool kits to help literacy and community development practitioners deepen their understanding of the role that literacy plays in fostering social, cultural, economic and political participation. She has influenced how literacy progress is measured within BC. Partnering in research projects, Docherty has created a measurement tool that reflects the citizenship competencies of indigenous and remote-rural people. She teaches and mentors within Storytellers’ and SFU professional school of Community-based Economic Development.
To learn more about Anne and her work in literacy, read a Q & A with Briarpatch Magazine. For a more recent and personal description, read A Woman Who Grew a Field posted by Dee McRae in the NW Literacy Lens blog .