Life skills

Health and Literacy (2012)

In this fact sheet, part of a series prepared by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, the authors point out that many adults lack adequate health literacy skills.

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2013-05-21

Tips About Low-Cost Bank Accounts (2012)

This brief document, prepared by the federal government’s Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), is filled with tips to help people select a low-cost bank account.

The authors begin by explaining the features of a low-cost account, which include the use of a debit card and the absence of charges for deposits. Other features, like the number of debits included in the monthly rate, can vary from one bank to another.

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2012-12-14

Essential Skills and Seniors (2012)

This document is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to increase awareness of the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.

Here, the authors provide examples of how Essential Skills are used by seniors every day. For instance, the skill of reading enables seniors to read to their grandchildren.

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2012-12-10

Essential Skills in the Home (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors explain how Essential Skills are used in a variety of situations in the home.

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2012-12-03

Essential Skills and Justice (2012)

This document is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to explain the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.

The authors provide examples of how each of the essential skills is required in dealing with the justice system. For example, the skill of reading text is needed to understand a jury summons or a pamphlet about community justice.

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2012-11-26

Work Readiness Program (2009)

This case study looks at a work readiness program developed by Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, for Inuvialuit young people. The Inuvialuit are Inuit people who live in Canada’s western Arctic region.

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2012-11-21

Essential Skills and Finances (2012)

This fact sheet offers examples of how Essential Skills are required to help individuals handle their finances.

For example, numeracy is needed to calculate costs or savings, or to develop a balanced budget. The skill of writing is needed to apply for a loan or a scholarship, while oral communication is used to talk to a financial planner.

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2012-11-19

Essential Skills and Health (2012)

One of a series prepared by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB), this fact sheet focuses on the role of Essential Skills in health.

The authors provide examples of how each Essential Skill can be used in a health-related situation. For instance, numeracy skills help a person calculate the correct dose of a medicine.

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2012-11-13

Plain Language Summaries: Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills - New Frameworks for Assessment (2008)

This is one in a series of straightforward summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-11-13

Money Matters: Making money make sense [Video - 2:57] (2012)

In this video, a student and an instructor at a neighbourhood learning centre explain how the Money Matters program fits into overall learning there. The program, established in 2011, sees volunteer tutors from the TD Bank Group go into learning centres to teach financial skills.

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2012-11-07

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