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Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace – Final Research Report (2013)

This is the final research report of a three-year project, designed to explore ways to think about Literacy and Essential Skills in the context of the workplace, and to develop strategies for actively embedding literacy in the workplace.

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2013-10-16

Great Food for Northern Cooks – Clear and Easy Recipes (2013)

This cookbook is aimed in particular at those living and cooking in Canada’s northern region, with recipes based on ingredients that can be found in that area. Some feature ingredients like caribou meat and bannock, the flatbread that is a staple in many Aboriginal communities.

It includes information on cooking equipment; methods of food preparation; stove and oven settings; and cooking measurements in both imperial and metric.

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2013-10-15

Going to the Library (2011)

This booklet offers an introduction, in clear language, to the resources available at a library. The authors explain that libraries lend people books, movies and music; offer programs; provide a space to study or read; and have computers available for patrons’ use.

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2013-01-16

Justice – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

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2013-01-02

Health – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between literacy and health.

The authors point out that low literacy has been shown to have a negative effect on all aspects of health, including life expectancy, accident rates, and the prevalence of such diseases as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

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2012-12-18

Summary of ABC Life Literacy Canada's submission to the Digital Economy Strategy Consultation (2010)

This document offers a summary of ABC Life Literacy Canada’s submission to the Digital Economy Strategy Consultation, unveiled by the Government of Canada in 2010.

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2012-09-14

Submission to the Task Force on Financial Literacy (2010)

The Task Force on Financial Literacy was established in 2009 by the Government of Canada to consult with individuals and organizations across the country on how best to address the gaps in Canadians’ financial knowledge.

In this presentation to the task force, the authors begin by noting that a lack of financial literacy strikes hard at those already made vulnerable by poverty and unemployment.

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2012-07-13

Health literacy: Literacy is the best remedy for a better life (2012)

This presentation offers both an overview of the concept of health literacy and an analysis of how Canadians are faring in this area. It was prepared by the Yamaska Literacy Council (YLC), a non-profit English-language organization serving the Eastern Townships region of Quebec.

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2012-06-18

The Clear Writer's Hit Squad [Video - 15:52] (2009)

This video takes an amusing approach to the subject of clear writing for the workplace.

It begins with a writing “hit squad” bursting in on a manager as he writes another jargon-filled, overly complicated memo to his employees. The manager learns that while his writing is grammatically correct, it is anything but clear.

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2012-05-17

What the Health! A Literacy and Health Resource for Youth (2000)

This curriculum resource includes 10 lessons designed to help teenagers gain awareness of health issues and, at the same time, develop their literacy skills. Topics covered include feelings; safer sex; self esteem; drug abuse; drinking; smoking; prejudice; safe environments; homelessness; and healthy eating.

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2012-01-04

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