Popular literacy trainer
A sociologist by training, Sylvain-Aimé Marcotte has been working since 2011 at Le Tour de lire, a popular literacy organization in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in Montreal. He is a trainer-practitioner and co-manager of the organization. Over the years, he has developed experience in simplifying writing, adapting texts for people with low literacy skills.
Sylvain-Aimé is also a co-designer of animation and awareness tools. In 2015, he helped create a board game for people with low literacy skills called Le Tour d’apprendre: L’alpha pop par le jeu. A follow-up to this game is being developed on the issue of social rights, which will be released in 2019.
In 2018, he also piloted and co-directed for Tour de lire an animation and discussion guide for people attending grassroots and community groups. This Guide d’animation sur la vie collective is full of turnkey activities on health, nutrition, housing, education, and employment issues. A good tool for collective reflection and information-gathering on the experiences of participants.