Movement for Canadian Literacy

In the works: A compendium of projects from across the country (2009)

This document is a “snapshot” of literacy projects taking place across Canada. The projects are grouped according to the following themes: Essential Skills integration; family literacy; practitioner training and development; research; program development; learner resources/curriculum development; and literacy awareness.

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2011-08-30

Got 'em, need 'em, want 'em: The Essential Skills Paradox (2009)

This PowerPoint document, presented to the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association in 2009, summarizes the importance of essential skills in the workplace. The goals of the presentation are to identify and describe essential skills; see how to fit those skills into existing training; and embed essential skills into a learning culture.

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2010-02-03

Environmental Scan: Literacy Work in Canada (2007)

Summary Report

During the fall of 2007, Movement for Canadian Literacy conducted an environmental scan of the anglophone literacy field in Canada, gathering data through the use of key informant interviews and a literature review. The intent of this scan was to set the stage for a larger study of the sector. It was necessary to conduct this scan because much of the knowledge about literacy work in Canada is informal and anecdotal.

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2008-06-11

Standing up for Literacy (2006)

Pre-budget Consultations

This is the (MCL) Movement for Canadian Literacy’s submission to the federal Pre-Budget Consultations of April 2006. In their recommendations, they have highlighted areas that they believe the federal government can and should address immediately.

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2006-11-21

Study Reveals Cracks in Canada's Literacy Foundation: Community says politics must not stand in the way of progress - comments by MCL (2005)

This press release from the Movement for Canadian Literacy regarding the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLSS) which reveals serious cracks in Canada's literacy foundation with as many as 4 in 10 Canadian adults below the skill level considered necessary to thrive in today's knowledge society.

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2006-03-30

A 10-year, Results-Based National Literacy Action Plan (2005)

2006-2016

This document outlines a 10-year National Literacy Action Plan (2006 to 2016) to begin addressing Canada's literacy challenges.

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2006-02-13

Election 2006: Literacy Action Kit (2005)

This 2006 Literacy Action Kit provides the information you need to make an informed vote, as well as tools you can use to make literacy an election issue in your riding.

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2006-01-16

Election 2006: Interactive On-line Tools (2005)

This Election Study Kit includes interactive on-line literacy activities that voting-age learners can do around the election period. There are suggestions for activities that will help learners:
- make informed decisions about the election
- make their voices and votes count
- develop their vocabulary and concepts about elections and democracy

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2006-01-16

Learner Voting Guide (2005)

A federal election campaign is under way in Canada.
The date is set for Monday, January 23, 2006. Election time is an important time to tell politicians and other voters how you feel about literacy, adult education and other important issues.

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2006-01-16

Backgrounder on the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) (2005)

This backgrounder was prepared by the Movement for Canadian Literacy. It highlights some of the key findings from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL), provides additional survey background, and summarizes the literacy community's response.

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2005-05-12

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