Literacy promotion

Literacy Changes Lives: What's the value of lifelong learning? Meet Brett, Gideon and Chris [Video - 1:56] (2012)

This two-minute video features brief interviews with some of the participants in Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy’s 2012 Learners’ Conference, which was based on the theme “Ten Reasons to Keep Learning.”

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2014-06-05

Ways to Nurture Reading (2013)

This fact sheet offers 30 suggestions for building interest in reading. While the document focuses on nurturing reading in First Nations communities, the ideas would be valuable in any setting.

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2014-02-21

Access to Books (2013)

This report looks at various ways of sourcing books, and providing access to books for First Nations communities. While the report focuses on efforts in Hobbema, a primarily First Nations community south of Edmonton, Alberta, the ideas it contains are relevant in many situations.

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2014-02-12

The Gift of Learning [Video – 0:42] (2013)

Prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, this brief promotional video encourages people to take the first step towards improving their literacy skills.

It features young adults talking about the changes in their lives and the confidence they have gained since making the decision to start learning again. One woman says that her reading improved by four levels in one year.

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2013-07-29

Document Use: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:53] (2013)

This short animated video, prepared by Literacy Alberta, uses eye-catching sketches to convey a message about the importance of Essential Skills and lifelong learning in everyday life.

The sketches, which appear quickly on a white screen, show a family sitting around a table while a narrator discusses situations in which they will need strong document use skills.

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2013-07-16

Numeracy: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:39] (2013)

This short animated video takes a fun approach to showing how improving numeracy skills can add up to big life changes.

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2013-07-08

Marketing and Promoting Literacy With Webinars (2012)

The word webinar can be used to refer to all kinds of online training and virtual presentations, says the author of this document. Using webinar technology in the non-profit and educational sectors is beneficial for staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders.

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2012-11-15

Learning Changes Lives – video highlights the tutor-learner relationship [Video – 0:56] (2011)

This short video, prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, focuses on the relationship between a learner and a tutor.

The tutor talks about the inspiration she derives from working with the learner. In turn, the learner talks about taking the first step towards learning and the goals she is setting for her future.

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2012-11-14

Literacy – it means more than you think [Video - 0 :15] (2011)

It means having the skills we all need

This is one of four television ads sponsored by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET) to promote a broader understanding of what literacy means.

In this ad, several people are asked what they think literacy is. In response, they talk about how literacy includes the skills needed to get an education, find a good job, and live life to the fullest.

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2012-10-26

Literacy – it means more than you think [Video - 0 :15] (2011)

A more skilled workforce means better jobs and a stronger economy

This brief video is one of a series of television ads developed to promote awareness of literacy. This ad specifically focuses on the economic boost that a more skilled workforce gives the economy.

The ads were sponsored by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET).

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2012-10-16

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