Bev Burke

CUPE Integrates Literacy: A Canadian Labour Congress Case Study (2007)

This document outlines how the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has integrated literacy and clear language into the life of the union.

The authors explain that in this context, “integration” means working towards a time when a literacy and clear language lens is applied to planning, strategizing, implementing, and evaluating everything the union does.

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Evaluation of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Literacy Program (2006)

Summary Report

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) literacy program has been funded since 2000 through a grant from the National Literacy Secretariat (NLS). At the end of five years, the NLS offers the option of an external evaluation, directed by the recipient organization and funded by the NLS. CUPE decided to take advantage of this opportunity.

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You're Welcome! (2007)

A Guide for Planning Union Conferences in Clear Language

We've all been at events where we've felt confused or left out when we don't understand what's going on. Sometimes, this happens because of the way people talk or how information is presented. Over the last few years, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and other labour groups have taken steps to integrate a literacy and clear language approach into their communications, courses and conferences to avoid that confusion and sense of exclusion.

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