2010 Legacies Now

A road to resilience in Hazelton, B.C. – Literacy and community development [Video – 9:25] (2010)

This video explores how a village in northwest British Columbia promotes community development through an integrated approach based on a broad definition of education.

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2013-03-25

Breaking Down the Silos in Surrey, B.C. – Surrey's Literacy Strategy [Video – 6:25] (2010)

In this video, community leaders and officials from Surrey, British Columbia, explain the importance of embedding a literacy strategy into all aspects of city life.

City officials, business leaders, and educators discuss how literacy is intertwined into such diverse matters as the crime reduction strategy, student support services, library programs, and services for immigrants.

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2013-03-21

Health Literacy: Learning is the best medicine [Video – 9:19] (2010)

This video features interviews with people who work either in the literacy field or in health care, discussing the importance of literacy as a determinant of health.

They point out that literacy is vital if people are going to be able to make informed decisions about their health. As well, literacy is connected with socioeconomic conditions that influence health, including income, employment opportunities, and social support.

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2013-03-14

Community Literacy Planning Guide (2008)

This guide outlines the planning process for establishing community literacy programs in British Columbia. It was developed by 2010 Legacies Now, a non-profit organization created in 2000 to build support for Vancouver’s bid for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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2012-09-24

Literacy: The Velcro Effect [Video - 3:59] (2010)

This animated video, about four minutes in length, offers a lighthearted look at how literacy skills help make all types of learning “stick” and, in the process, make communities stronger.

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2011-09-30
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