Personal experiences

Report on Consultations with Adults Living with HIV/AIDS (2008)

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This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005. The meeting saw the establishment of working groups to concentrate on health-related issues for identified priority groups, including adults living with HIV/AIDS.

This report is based on consultations held in Montreal (QC); Edmonton (AB); and Truro (NS).

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2012-05-03

Celebrating Adult Learners' Week 2012 - March 24 – April 1 (2012)

New Skills, New Confidence - Contest Submissions

This document contains the 67 entries received for Literacy Nova Scotia’s fifth annual International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) contest.

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2012-04-04

Breaking the Barriers to Literacy - Part 2 [Video - 6:27] (2009)

This is the second and final part of a video prepared by Literacy Network Northeast (LNN), one of 16 regional literacy networks in Ontario funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. LNN works with government-funded Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies that offer programs to adults who want to upgrade their Essential Skills in order to find work, go on to further education, or achieve greater independence.

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2012-01-17

Breaking the Barriers to Literacy - Part 1 [Video - 6:29] (2009)

This is the first of two segments of a video prepared by Literacy Network Northeast (LNN), one of 16 regional literacy networks in Ontario funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

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2012-01-13

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

Write On! Student Literature: Expressing our thoughts and opinions - Issue 6 (2011)

Spring 2011

Write On! is a publication of Literacy Unlimited, a community organization based in the Montreal suburb of Pointe Claire. It features writing by the organization’s adult learners.

The works include poetry, opinion pieces, and personal anecdotes. Work by some of the learners has appeared in previous issues of Write On! and one woman describes how her life has changed since the time of the essay she wrote several years ago.

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2011-11-18

Write On! Student Literature: Expressing our thoughts and opinions - Issue 5 (2010)

Spring 2010

This is a collection of writings by adult students of Literacy Unlimited, a community organization in the Montreal area. Their writing includes poetry, fiction and personal anecdotes.

Many of the students were born outside Canada and some of their writing focuses on how they found a new life in this country.

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2011-11-18

What we want you to understand: Linking the lives of adult learners to the field's research (2011)

Contextualizing the 2006 State of the Field Report: Barriers to Participation in Adult Learning

In 2006, a report entitled “Barriers to Participation in Adult Learning” was published as part of a series of reports about various aspects of adult learning. Based on a review of relevant literature, the authors classified the barriers as situational; institutional; attitudinal; academic; or pedagogical.

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2011-11-15

Police stories: Working with people with low literacy (2009)

In this document, prepared by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), police officers reflect on the impact of low literacy among the people they deal with.

The officers share their concern that some people don’t understand what is going on in the court system and discuss telltale signs that low literacy is a problem for someone.

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2011-07-22

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