Community resources

Libraries – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet, part of a series developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), looks at the role of libraries in building a literate society.

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2013-01-14

Collaborative Action Research: A Catalyst for Enhancing the Practice of Community Youth Mapping (2009)

This document outlines a collaborative research project carried out in Surrey, British Columbia, with the goal of mapping the opportunities and supports that facilitate positive development for youth in the community.

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2012-10-15

Fact Sheet – Bullying (2011)

This document offers a summary of the nature and impact of bullying, with particular reference to children and youth.

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2012-10-03

Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime (2008)

This document is housed on the Community Legal Education of Ontario (CLEO) server.

The authors explain that elder abuse is harm done to older people and is often a crime. The authors describe the forms such abuse may take, including physical, sexual, financial or mental abuse, or neglect.

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2012-07-20

Literacy: The Velcro Effect [Video - 3:59] (2010)

This animated video, about four minutes in length, offers a lighthearted look at how literacy skills help make all types of learning “stick” and, in the process, make communities stronger.

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2011-09-30

Family Literacy Programs in Alberta: Literacy Develops in Families First (2009)

This purpose of document, compiled by the Edmonton-based Centre for Family Literacy, is to provide as comprehensive a listing as possible of family literacy programs operating in communities across Alberta. It includes information on the programs funded through Alberta Advanced Education and Technology’s Parent-Child Literacy Strategy, as well as programs funded through other sources.

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2011-01-27

So you want to start a reading circle... (2009)

How to set up and run reading circles

This guide is a compilation of the knowledge, experience and best practice that has accumulated from the extensive knowledge Frontier College has acquired as well as and its work with reading circles throughout Canada since 1988. This guide is designed to help interested individuals, groups and organizations run and set up an efficient reading circle.

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2009-09-02

Learning Communities (2006)

A Review of the State of the Field in Adult Learning

This report is part of a series commissioned by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) to explore various aspects of adult learning in Canada. It based on the review and analysis of information from a variety of databases and publications.

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2009-07-29

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

This report is part of a project that was initiated by the New Brunswick Department of Education. The department provided funding for the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick to design and conduct a survey of English-language, community-based literacy programs. The purpose of the survey was to help determine areas of greatest need for investment and to inform school districts of the community-based programs within their districts.

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2009-03-26

Literacy horizons: A guide for literacy coordinators (2008)

This handbook is intended as an introduction to the literacy field in Saskatchewan and would be a useful resource for any one new to literacy in that province. In addition to general information about literacy, this resource contains specific information about the Saskatchewan Literacy Network, the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network, and adult learning in Saskatchewan.

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2009-03-06

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