Awareness

Report on Literacy in Annapolis County (2002)

The purpose of this project was to conduct research and collect data pertaining to literacy issues affecting the residents of Annapolis County.

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2005-10-11

Face the Facts (2004)

This guide is the result of a project designed to provide awareness and to promote a greater understanding of the issues of literacy in our society. The targeted group was ages 12 – 17, as well as the general public, the medical community, and volunteer organizations.

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2005-06-29

Promoting Literacy Awareness: Creating a Culture that Values Life-Long Learning (2003)

This report discusses a project designed to increase the awareness and understanding of the factors that contribute to healthy child development, in particular literacy development, during the early years of life.

Provided in the report are a background of literacy in Saint John, New Brunswick, reviews National Child Day celebrations, and recommendations of ways to improve similar campaigns in the future.

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2005-06-23

Reading Between The Lines (2004)

A practical guide for organizations and individuals wishing to improve the accessibility of their literacy programs to people with physical disabilities

This handbook is designed to help anyone offering literacy training to people with physical disabilities make their services truly accessible to their client group. The information presented here is the result of a review of the existing literature and of conducting 27 interviews across Canada with people with a physical disability who have self-identified problems with reading and writing.

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2005-05-13

Literacy and Health Environmental Scan Summary (2004)

Examining the Level of Awareness, Programs and Policies in Nova Scotia's Health Care Sector

This summary report is based on a 2003 report titled, Literacy and Health: Exploring the Connection and Examining the Level of Awareness, Programs and Policies in Nova Scotia's Health Care Sector.

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2005-04-25

Literacy & Inuit Women (2001)

Workshop Report to Pauktuutit

This report describes a literacy workshop that was carried out at Pauktuutit's Annual General Meeting on October 27, 2000. The purpose of the workshop was to involve Inuit women across the north in a conversation about literacy in their communities.

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2005-02-11

Literacy Counts (1990)

Literacy is important - to individuals, in order for them to cope with the demands of everyday life in the workplace, home and community - as well as for the country as a whole.

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2005-02-10

Illiteracy and Human Rights (1990)

This document is available in French.

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2005-02-09

The Promise and Problem of Literacy for Canada: An Agenda for Action (2004)

Two of five Canadians would have difficulty reading this sentence, following the instructions on a prescription bottle, finding out information about how to vote, or filling out a permission form for their child's upcoming school trip. Although for nine of the past 14 years, Canada has ranked first on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), a measure of a country's relative wellbeing, complacency would be a serious mistake.

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2004-11-22

How To Kit - "Get Caught Reading" & other Literacy Promotion Ideas (2004)

This How to Kit is intended to help groups or individuals promote literacy in a community. This kit includes:
- Information about why literacy is important to your community.
- Key literacy messages.
- Information on how to promote literacy and who you can work with in your community.
- Ideas for promoting literacy.

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2004-11-16

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