Community literacy

Yukon Literacy Coalition Strategic Plan 2011-2016 (2012)

This document sets out a five-year plan for the Yukon Literacy Coalition (YLC), a community-based organization committed to increasing literacy and Essential Skills for adult learners. The plan is a tool to help stakeholders, members, and funders understand the YLC’s priorities and the actions required to meet these priorities.

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2012-10-09

A Quick Guide to Community Literacy Needs Assessments (N.D.)

The author begins by explaining that a community literacy needs assessment is a planning tool that measures the gap between present and desired capacity. Gathering this information is the first step in developing a strong program.

The author offers advice on identifying potential project partners in the community; developing a needs assessment strategy; and deciding how best to collect the information required.

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2011-05-06

The Future of Literacy in Canada's Largest Cities (2010)

In this report, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) has, for the first time, been able to offer literacy projections for Canada’s four largest cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa. Prior to this, the CCL’s free online program Projections of Adult Literacy – Measurement Movement (PALMM) was capable of offering projection only on a national, provincial and territorial basis.

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2010-09-27

A Clear View of Safety at Loewen Windows (2010)

Loewen Windows, based in the Manitoba town of Steinbach, employs almost 1,700 people and is one of Canada’s largest producers of wooden windows and doors.

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2010-08-03

Sing for Literacy Toolkit (2009)

Sing for Literacy is the theme of the 2010 Family Literacy Day in Canada. This toolkit provides information on how to host a sing-a-long in your community to raise money and awareness for literacy. It offers a checklist on how to register and organize an event, provides links to internet sites, as well as sample letters to the media and supporters. Suggested events include Karaoke nights, caroling, campfire songs and guest singers.

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2010-01-20

Something You Should Know About Me (1994)

Students' Stories for Students

This book is a series of essays and stories written by various adult students from Laubach Literacy of Canada. These stories encompass a variety of different subjects but mostly are about the struggles and difficulties of those who have very little reading and writing skills.

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2009-09-09

Literacy and Policing in Canada: Target Crime With Literacy - Fact Sheets (2009)

More than 23,000 Canadian adults took part in an International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey in 2003. This survey defined literacy as “the ability to use and understand information that is fundamental to daily life at work, at home, and in the community.” Statistics Canada and Human Resources Development Canada have adopted this definition.

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2009-09-02

How To Kit - TV Free from A to Z (2009)

In celebration of NWT Literacy Week, the Northwest Territories Literacy Council has declared October 1 TV Free Night and has put together a collection of ideas and activities to mark the special event. Families and communities are encouraged to participate.

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2009-08-21

Best practices for late entry learners into college academic upgrading programs (2009)

Annotated bibliography - June 2008

This annotated bibliography covers a variety of topics related to late entry learners in college academic upgrading programs. The programs include: adult literacy, adult basic education and upgrading, adult education, best practices, aboriginal literacy, literacy among learners of English as a Second or other language, literacy for persons with disabilities, and workplace and essential skills.

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2009-08-04

New Brunswick Directory of English-Language Community-Based Literacy Programs (2009)

This directory lists community-based literacy programs for children, families, parents and other adults in New Brunswick. It provides helpful information for those wanting to access literacy programs in their localities, and for educators and others who refer people for literacy education and support.

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2009-03-26

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