Government of British Columbia

Hope Behind Bars [Video – 7:18] (2010)

In this video, young men from the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre in British Columbia use hip hop music to help them tell their stories, and share their hopes for the future.

The video is one of two created during a four-day literacy program. In collaboration with filmmakers from the non-profit Reel Youth organization, the young men produced the music beats, wrote the lyrics, and filmed the videos.

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2013-07-30

Ignite My Flame [Video – 4:54] (2010)

This is one of two videos created by young people at the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre in British Columbia as part of a four-day literacy program.

The young people teamed up with filmmakers from Reel Youth, a non-profit program that helps people and organizations create and distribute films about issues they care about. They produced the music beats, wrote the lyrics, and filmed the videos.

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2013-07-24

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
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