Community action

Sharing the Gift: Aboriginal Literacy and Literary Artists' Gala 2009 (2009)

Final Report

The demand for Aboriginal books in schools, adult education and literacy programs is increasing. The goal of the Sharing the Gift: Aboriginal Literacy & Literary Artists’ Gala 2009 was to provide an opportunity for Aboriginal learners and Elders, as well as practitioners and educators in Saskatchewan, to celebrate, share, and be empowered about Aboriginal literacy and literature.

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2009-07-31

Take Action for Literacy (2008)

A Learners Toolkit

This learner's toolkit begins by providing general information on literacy such as the meaning of the term "literacy" and an explanation of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey. It then focuses more specifically on literacy in Nunavut, looking at the literacy levels among adults in Nunavut and the types of programs needed by adult learners in that region.

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2008-11-18

Valuing Adult Literacy: Collaboration for Progress (2003)

A Plan for Community-based Literacy in Nova Scotia

At the Literacy Nova Scotia Chairs and Coordinators Symposium on November 6th, 2003, called Valuing Literacy, literacy practitioners and board chairs or their designates, from all 27 provincial networks of Nova Scotia joined directors, management and staff of Literacy Nova Scotia in shaping a strategic plan for supporting community-based literacy in the province. The product was this action plan, Collaboration for Progress.

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2003-12-22

Mind Over Violence Everywhere (M.O.V.E.) (2002)

M.O.V.E. is both a practical tool and a social action model. It starts with a discussion among youth about
their personal issues of violence. The participants work their way through five modules of activities,
carried out over two days each.

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2003-04-03

Hey, I can read that! Perspectives on plain language and people with developmental disabilities (2002)

Jean talked about how teams of people with developmental disabilities create plain documents. She described how they do it and how this work has changed her as a person. Janet discussed some of the problems of producing materials for people who have more difficulty reading and understanding. She gave suggestions based on experience and talked about the effects of the plain language movement on the rehabilitation profession.

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2003-03-24

The Community Development Handbook (1999)

Community development is one of the key tools in community capacity building. This Handbook has been created to support the understanding and effective application of community development. This handbook was designed to look at community development, realizing that capacity building and other processes often get confused with it.

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2002-04-05

The Partnership Handbook (2000)

The goals of this handbook are to help people learn more about what partnerships are and to offer suggestions about how to be effective in them. While the main emphasis is on community-based partnerships, the information and processes are applicable to most partnership efforts.

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2002-04-05

A Brief History of Plain Language (2002)

Although we often think of George Orwell's classic essay on the politics of language as the starting place for the plain language movement, we are part of a tradition of advocacy for grace, simplicity, and equity in communication that goes back to Chaucer and beyond him, to the hybrid beginnings of the English language. Sally's short historical tour honoured the work of the plain language pioneers in our midst.

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2002-01-01

Tools for Community Building - A Planning Workbook for Northern Community-Based Literacy (2002)

The content of this workbook is the result of a nine-month action research project called 'A Participatory Framework for Enhancing Community Capacity'. It is a tool kit of information that you may find useful in planning and carrying out local literacy
projects and other community activities. This project also produced a an action research report (http://www.nwt.literacy.ca/comdevel/nln/combuild/report/cover.htm).

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2002-01-01

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