Awareness

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

An Inter-sectoral Approach for Improving Health Literacy for Canadians - A Discussion Paper (2012)

This discussion paper is the work of a multi-sector advisory group convened by the Public Health Association of British Columbia with the goal of identifying priorities and organizing them into a comprehensive framework for improving health literacy in Canada.

The document includes a definition of health literacy and an explanation of why it is important.

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2012-05-25

Making the Connection (2009)

Six information sheets for adult literacy practitioners on learning and violence

This is a set of six information sheets, designed for adult literacy practitioners, on learning and violence. In general terms, all six sheets deal with the prevalence of violence and how its effects on individuals may be manifested in a classroom.

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2012-04-23

A barrier to learning: Mental health disorders among Canadian youth (2009)

Lessons in Learning – April 15, 2009

Poor mental health in Canadian schoolchildren poses a significant risk to their academic development and puts them at greater risk of suicide, substance abuse, and dropping out.

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2012-03-19

Family Literacy Day Activity Book (2011)

Family Literacy Day is observed annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

This activity booklet includes a colouring page, a crossword puzzle, a word find, a maze, and a simple recipe that a child could make with an adult. There is also a page where the child can write a story, based on a series of pictures.

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2012-01-10

Essential Skills: They are all around us [Video - 1:51] (2011)

This brief animated video has been prepared by the Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC) to promote awareness and understanding of Essential Skills.

The theme of the video is that Essential Skills are needed all the time for the activities of everyday life. In addition, people may already have those skills.

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2011-12-16

How To Kit - Culture Days Activities (2011)

The authors of this kit point out that learning about a variety of cultures helps people become more understanding and accepting of others. With that goal in mind, they have come up with a variety of activities that can be used in a classroom, library or literacy program to help explore other cultures.

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2011-11-15

What we want you to understand: Linking the lives of adult learners to the field's research (2011)

Contextualizing the 2006 State of the Field Report: Barriers to Participation in Adult Learning

In 2006, a report entitled “Barriers to Participation in Adult Learning” was published as part of a series of reports about various aspects of adult learning. Based on a review of relevant literature, the authors classified the barriers as situational; institutional; attitudinal; academic; or pedagogical.

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2011-11-15

Enhancing Pathways: Language, Literacy, Employment Awareness Guide (2011)

This guide grew out of an Ontario project called Enhancing Pathways, which aimed to improve communications and referrals among agencies that provide language and literacy programming in their communities.

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2011-11-04

Learning about sex and sexual health (2009)

Lessons in Learning - July 22, 2009

The authors of this document note that in Canada, there has been much progress in recent years on several key indicators of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. For example, the teen pregnancy rate has declined noticeably since the 1970s. However, many Canadian teenagers still take risks with their sexual health, including not using condoms during sex.

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2011-09-26

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