Literacy promotion

Learning Changes Lives – Part 2 [Video - 0:52] (2012)

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

It features young adults talking about the progress they have made and the confidence they have gained. One woman says that her reading improved by four levels in one year.

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2012-03-27

Learn anywhere [Video – 0:30] (2011)

This short video is designed to raise awareness of Family Literacy Day, observed annually on January 27.

The video shows a little boy and his father, moving their arms like airplane wings as they walk in the woods. When they reach a clearing, the father pulls an inflatable couch out of his backpack and the two snuggle together to read a book about airplanes.

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2012-01-20

Learning Changes Lives [Video - 0:45] (2011)

Prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, this brief video promotes the idea that it is never too late to learn.

It includes short interviews with several older adults, who describe how improving their literacy skills changed their lives. One man says that he has learned more in the nine months since he walked through the doors of a literacy centre than he had in all his life prior to that point.

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2012-01-10

People, Words & Change: Make the Call for Literacy [Video - 5:27] (2011)

This video was prepared by People, Words & Change, a community organization in Ottawa offering one-on-one literacy and Essential Skills tutoring for adults.

The video features six adult literacy learners who share their stories. They describe their struggles to cope despite their low skills and how they overcame their fears and sought help from the tutoring organization.

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2012-01-03

Paul Rosen's Literacy Journey [Video - 5:35] (2011)

In this video, Paralympic gold medallist Paul Rosen talks about his struggles with literacy. As a child, he fell behind his classmates in reading and writing, and spent much of his adult life covering up his lack of literacy skills.

Then, at the age of 50, he decided to take a course and soon became a confident, enthusiastic reader.

He serves as a learning ambassador for ABC Life Literacy Canada, which produced the video.

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2011-12-22

Family Literacy Day: Social Media Guide (2011)

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy‐related activities as a family. This guide offers suggestions for using social media like Facebook and Twitter to promote the day.

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2011-12-20

Listen to Learn Youth Literacy Project - Phase II: Timmins (2001)

This is a brief written in 2001 that extracts demographic data sets regarding literacy rates, attitudes and situational factors among youth learners in with the Listen to Learn Youth Literacy Project in Timmins, Ontario. The survey examines a small number of youths ranging in age from 15-26 and from varying backgrounds.

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2009-09-09

Addressing Canada's Literacy Challenge: A Cost/ Benefit Analysis (2009)

In this report, the authors discuss the cost and the importance of investing in literacy. They suggest that advanced literacy is the single most important tool that Canadians need to compete in the global economy and present estimates of the total cost of raising the literacy skill of the adult population to Level 3.

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2009-01-08

The Consultation on Adult Literacy in Manitoba: What We Heard (2008)

In April 2008, the Province of Manitoba initiated consultations with key stakeholders and the public for input into the development of a provincial-wide adult literacy strategy. Participants included literacy practitioners, immigrant organizations, aboriginal organizations, non-government organizations and business representatives. This report summarizes the consultation findings.

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2009-01-02

Literacy - more than words (2008)

Summary of Input on a Literacy Framework for Alberta

This document summarizes comments from over 500 individuals on a literacy framework for Alberta, provided during the Alberta Literacy Forum held in Edmonton in April 2008. The Forum was Alberta's contribution to the Council of Ministers of Education Canada's Pan-Canadian Interactive Literacy Forum. This report on the Forum is organized into the following sections:

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2008-12-04

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