Community projects

Linking Adult Literacy to Poverty Reduction (2010)

Final Report

This document summarizes a project aimed at helping Windsor-Essex Ontario Works and the Tri-County Literacy Network collaborate to work more effectively with people living in poverty.

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2011-09-09

The South Island Learning Community (SILC) Project (2010)

Revue « À lire en ligne », FCAF

The South Island Learning Community (SILC) Project was carried out between 2005 and 2008 in the Greater Victoria area of British Columbia. The goal of the project was to create and test a model for building community capacity, both individual and organizational, to enhance the development of adult literacy skills through the use of information technology.

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2011-05-24

Tools for Community Building Workbook (2008)

A Guide to Help People Plan Projects in Their Community

This workbook is designed for people who want to develop projects in their communities. It includes information on planning a project; writing a proposal; developing a communication strategy; and preparing an evaluation report at the end of the project.

The authors have included thee sample proposals, each accompanied by a cover letter and a support letter.

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2010-09-03

How to Kit - Plan a Family Literacy Day Fair (2009)

This kit helps organizers plan a celebration for Family Literacy Day, observed annually on January 27.

The kit includes a planning checklist and suggestions for activities for various age groups. Among the ideas for younger children are Locomotion Letters and the Same Sound Game while all-ages activities including making a family tree and putting on a readers’ theatre production.

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2010-04-28

Setting the Course for Success: Workplace Literacy Skills Training at The Ark (2005)

This case study by The Conference Board of Canada (http://www.conferenceboard.ca) focuses on the Ark/Lunenburg County Association for the Specially Challenged, a small community organization based on the south shore of Nova Scotia that provides services for persons with special challenges, including intellectual and physical disabilities and mental illness.

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2008-11-19

Starting Your Project Guide (2008)

This guide provides information to help groups and organizations get off to a good start with their project. The first section, "Working with People," looks at the importance of developing good relationships with partners, staff and funders. Section two covers communication plans. The third section offers information on how to develop an evaluation plan and includes an evaluation worksheet and tools.

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2008-09-19

Project Planning Guide (2008)

This resource offers advice to community groups on how to develop a project plan. Successful project planning involves meeting and working with people in the community, assessing community needs and making a plan to make things better. This guide includes information on topics related to project planning, activities that will help groups with their planning, and worksheets that can be copied and completed to help with planning.

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2008-09-17

Seniors' Healthy Living Cookbook (2008)

This cookbook was created as part of the Healthy Living Workshop for Seniors program run by the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia. Workshop participants contributed the recipes for this book, and while most of the recipes were chosen with a deliberate focus on healthy eating, some are for delicious comfort food.

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2008-08-01

It Takes a Village to Raise a Reader (2005)

Building Literacy Across Generations

For over ten years, Project L.O.V.E. (Let Older Volunteers Educate) has brought together senior volunteers and elementary grade students in Prince Edward Island schools for the purpose of reading books and enjoying a shared literacy experience. In this research report, the authors examine the impact of Project L.O.V.E. on elementary children’s literacy development in Prince Edward Island.

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2008-02-05

Family Literacy in Manukau City (2002)

First Formative and Process Evaluation Report

This report incorporates both formative and process evaluation elements. It documents what has happened in this initial planning phase of the Manukau Family Literacy project, the issues that have arisen in its development, how these were resolved and offers some observations about why it has achieved what it has to date.

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2006-06-27

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