Literacy promotion

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

Does literacy impact families?

This is one of a series 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, a woman asks whether literacy affects families. In response, a young father explains that literacy skills will allow his children to move forward with their lives.

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2012-10-09

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

A more skilled workforce is a more competent, efficient workforce

This short video is part of a series of television ads developed to promote the idea that literacy encompasses a broad range of skills.

This ad focuses specifically on the importance of literacy for companies and features a businessman explaining that literacy skills are vital for ensuring that his employees can use modern technology.

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2012-10-03

Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament for Literacy 2010 [Video - 5:02] (2010)

This video features British Columbia blues singer Jim Byrnes performing a song he wrote in honour of the late Peter Gzowski. In 1986, the Canadian journalist and broadcaster founded the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament, which has since raised more than $12 million for literacy initiatives.

The song, entitled “A Man and His Dream,” is heard as photographs from PGI events across Canada appear on the screen.

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2012-10-02

Rick Mercer Report: Peter Gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament for Literacy [Video - 9:09] (2010)

In 1986, Canadian broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski organized a golf tournament to raise funds for literacy. That tournament, the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI), evolved into a nation-wide annual event that has raised more than $12 million to support literacy initiatives in the provinces and territories where the PGIs are held.

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2012-09-25

International Literacy Day Tool Kit for Schools and Families: “Literacy - Food for Life” (2012)

September 8, 2012

This pamphlet contains information about activities organized by the Saskatoon Literacy Coalition to celebrate International Literacy Day on September 8, 2012. The coalition also organized a reading event for September 7.

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2012-09-07

Why should we celebrate International Adult Learners' Week? [Video - 0:50] (2012)

This brief video emphasizes the importance of recognizing adult learners, pointing out that adults who return to school often have to make significant sacrifices and juggle multiple responsibilities.

The video is part of a series developed by the Northwest Territories Literacy Council to celebrate International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2012.

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2012-08-20

Paul Rosen – Gold Medal Winning Paralympian and Literacy Ambassador [Video - 5:39] (2012)

NSPGI 2012 Celebrity Guest

This video features Paralympic gold medallist Paul Rosen speaking at the 2012 Nova Scotia Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament.

In an emotional and often funny speech, Rosen describes how he lagged behind his schoolmates in reading and writing, then spent much of his adult life covering up his lack of literacy skills. At 50, he enrolled in a class and was soon reading with confidence and enthusiasm.

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2012-08-10

Learner Dreams [Video - 9:10] (2011)

Prepared by the Saskatchewan Literacy Network, this video features adults talking about their lives before and after they took steps to improve their literacy skills.

The adults, who represent a variety of backgrounds and age groups, describe the doors that have opened up to them because of their improved skills.

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2012-07-17

New Brunswick Directory of English Language Literacy Programs (2011)

This directory lists programs and initiatives that provide literacy education and support in New Brunswick. The first section lists province-wide initiatives that offer programs or services in many communities around New Brunswick, while subsequent sections list local programs and initiatives by county.

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2012-07-16

Literacy and numeracy skills in Nova Scotia: The Dartmouth Learning Network [Video – 2:00] (2011)

This short promotional video was prepared by the Dartmouth Learning Network (DLN) in Nova Scotia, a community organization that provides academic classes and one-on-one tutoring for adults.

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2012-05-09

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