Advocacy

Let's Talk Science: Making Science Education Exciting, Relevant and Rewarding (2001)

Let’s Talk Science (LTS) is a national charitable organization that works to improve scientific literacy through innovative educational programs, research, and advocacy.

LTS began in 1991as an outreach project that paired 10 graduate students from the University of Western Ontario with teachers in local schools to raise awareness of science. Now, it reaches more 100,000 youth and educators every year.

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2013-11-06

Literacy Volunteers of Quebec – a coalition of volunteer-based community groups [Video – 2:50] (2009)

This short video explains the work of Literacy Volunteers of Quebec (LVQ), a provincial umbrella group of community-based, volunteer organizations that offer free services to English-speaking adults in Quebec to help them improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills.

The narrator explains that LVQ doesn’t directly offer literacy tutoring. Instead, it supports the organizations that do provide such services.

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2013-06-19

Advocacy Checklist for Parents and Other Community-based Advocates (2010)

This document, prepared by the Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY), is a companion to the LDAY’s “Parents as Advocates” booklet.

The authors explain the roles and responsibilities of an advocate and offer tips for getting started. They also include advice on keeping records, taking notes and maintaining contact logs.

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2012-11-27

Parents as Advocates (2010)

The goal of this guide, prepared by the Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon, is to help parents support their children’s in-school learning by becoming effective advocates for them. The authors point out that parents know under what conditions their children behave well or badly and they are in the best position to make those patterns known to their children’s teachers.

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2012-11-20

Health Literacy: Fact Sheet (2012)

Health care workers can make a difference

This fact sheet suggests ways that health-care workers can promote health literacy.

Suggestions include making sure that material is clear and straightforward; offering help with forms; partnering with literacy organizations to learn about the challenges faced by people with low literacy skills; and incorporating health literacy into planning.

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2012-07-05

Putting Literacy on the Public Agenda: A Briefing Package for CUPE Activists (2012)

Measures taken by the federal government have created new opportunities for the provinces and territories to fund literacy activities. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has prepared this information package to help its members advocate for literacy and Essential Skills (ES) programs at the provincial and territorial level.

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2012-06-27

SEDI Submission to the Task Force on Financial Literacy (2010)

This document outlines a submission to the Government of Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy made by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), a charitable organization that works with community groups nationwide to help low-income people become self-sufficient through financial literacy; savings and asset building; and entrepreneurship.

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2011-06-21

Self-advocacy for People with Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Adult Educators (2011)

This guide is based on the principle that a learning disability affects not just literacy and learning, but also a person’s self-esteem, family and work life.

The author begins with an explanation of learning disabilities and sets out a plan for self-advocacy that includes analyzing the problem; formulating a solution; and deciding on an action plan.

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2011-06-17

Presentation to the Task Force on Financial Literacy (2010)

This is a presentation made to the Government of Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy by Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL). The authors describe the cost to society of low literacy skills and provide information on literacy levels in Canada’s provinces and territories.

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2011-02-01

National Adult Literacy Database Inc. – 1989-2009 (2009)

An anniversary booklet

The National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. This anniversary booklet, which features highlights of its 20-year history, was produced by NALD staff as a commemorative keepsake as the year came to a close.

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