Practitioner resources

Diversity At Work (2000)

A Cross-Cultural Training Manual for Literacy Tutors, Volunteers and Practitioners

This document is a copy of a PowerPoint presentation made by the Canadian Centre on Minority Affairs during a workshop for literacy tutors, volunteers and practitioners.

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2005-08-22

Guide To Evaluation For Family Literacy Projects In Alberta (1997)

This guide to evaluation grew out of research conducted by the Family Literacy Action Group (FLAG) of Alberta. The research identified what family literacy workers in Alberta considered key issues and concerns. The most prevalent of these issues and concerns were the lack of on-going funding sources for family literacy programs and the need for strategies for reaching families most in need of this type of support.

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2005-08-05

Adult Literacy Programs in the Halifax Regional Municipality - Directory (2003)

Companion Document to: The Right to Read...and Read Well

This document is a companion to ”Literacy for Persons with Disabilities; The Right to Read...and Read Well”. It is a directory of literacy organizations and programs in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area. Included are public and private programs where literacy is at least part of the program offering or where literacy is core to the program. Excluded are ESL programs, computer literacy programs and strictly employment-related programs.

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2005-07-25

Violence and Learning: Taking Action (2004)

During this project, literacy and adult educators were invited to share and build knowledge about the impacts of violence on learning and ways to address them. Through workshops, an online course, research projects and other activities, three co-facilitators and the project participants explored ways to break silences about violence and to create environments to support learning for all.

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2005-07-19

Computers for Elder Learning (2002)

The need to improve the literacy skills of older Canadians is clear. The vast majority of Canada's senior citizens have Level 1 or Level 2 literacy skills, as identified by the International Adult Literacy Survey.

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2005-06-29

Filling the Gap - Keeping Good Work Going (2004)

Research Findings and Recommendations Regarding Voluntary Sector Project Sustainability in Atlantic Canada

Many organizations struggle to keep good work going beyond the initial pilot project or startup phase. The Brother T.I. Murphy Learning Resource Centre Inc. (the Murphy Centre) of St. John's, Newfoundland, carried out a research project to explore the theme of project sustainability in the voluntary, community-based sector in Atlantic Canada.

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2005-06-09

Language, Literacy & Healthy Development: The Work of CAPC and CPNP Projects (2004)

Literacy is related in multiple ways to healthy development. Consequently, it has become a serious concern for Health Canada. The effects of literacy on health are both direct and indirect; whether the health issue is the safe administration of medications and infant formulas or the ability to secure food and housing, literacy is involved.

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2005-05-25

Native Literacy Practitioner's Guide to Training (Draft) (2003)

This Guide provides basic information about post-secondary training opportunities for practitioners who work with adults in Native literacy and upgrading programs. The Guide's primary focus is on training opportunities in Ontario. However, there are online courses are listed. Courses listed were for the 2002-2003 academic year. Contact the appropriate institution for current information.

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2005-05-13

Reading Between The Lines (2004)

A practical guide for organizations and individuals wishing to improve the accessibility of their literacy programs to people with physical disabilities

This handbook is designed to help anyone offering literacy training to people with physical disabilities make their services truly accessible to their client group. The information presented here is the result of a review of the existing literature and of conducting 27 interviews across Canada with people with a physical disability who have self-identified problems with reading and writing.

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2005-05-13

Changing Paths (2002)

A literacy & life skills program for women in conflict with the law

In 1998, a program was undertaken by the Edmonton John Howard Society and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, with the collaborative support of numerous community-based agencies and organizations. This program was especially designed for women who were in, or at risk of being in, conflict with the law.

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2005-05-11

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