Highly Qualified Personnel Committee

The Committee for the Development of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQPC) has three goals:

  • to improve the national capacity to undertake leading edge language and literacy research
  • to facilitate transfer of knowledge to service delivery specialists
  • to develop and deliver efficient, innovative, interdisciplinary training

To increase the number of outstanding researchers, able to conduct research critical to solving problems of language and literacy deficiencies in Canada, HQPC develops and supports programs for:

To increase the transfer of knowledge between laboratory and service delivery, HQPC develops and supports programs for:

  • public lectures and site visits
  • courses and workshops for educators and health care personnel
  • secondments and co-op training for public and private sector personnel
  • the development of protocols for identification of early language and literacy risk factors
  • investments in federal, provincial, and private training partnerships
  • an advisory panel of partners and stakeholders

In this way, The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network will deliver expertise and evidence-based practice to the public and private sector, thereby increasing the social, economic, and educational opportunities of all Canadians.

Lesly Wade-WoolleyQueen's University, Chair
Pierre CormierUniversité de Moncton, Member
Sonya SymonsAcadia University, Member
Marcia BarnesUniversity of Guelph, Member
Natacha TrudeauUniversité de Montréal, Member
Elizabeth SloatUniversity of New Brunswick, Member
Randy Lynn NewmanAcadia University, Member
Noella Piquette-TomeiUniversity of Lethbridge, Member
Megan HodgeUniversity of Alberta, Member

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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