Seniors literacy

The Future of Literacy in Canada's Largest Cities (2010)

In this report, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) has, for the first time, been able to offer literacy projections for Canada’s four largest cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa. Prior to this, the CCL’s free online program Projections of Adult Literacy – Measurement Movement (PALMM) was capable of offering projection only on a national, provincial and territorial basis.

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2010-09-27

Literacy Through Leadership : Outlining an Adult Literacy Strategy for British Columbians (2006)

Select Standing Committee on Education : First Report

In February 2006, the Government of British Columbia appointed the Select Standing Committee on Education to examine, inquire into and make recommendations regarding effective strategies to address the specific challenge of adult literacy.

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2008-01-28

Tales From The Island (2007)

A Collection of Cape Breton Poetry and Prose

Tales From The Island is an anthology of work produced by the members of the Sydney Seniors’ Writing Circle. A few of these selections were previously included in other publications, but most were written since October 2006 and are published here for the first time.

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2007-11-09

The Captain's Log: Charting the Course for Literacy and Health in the New Millennium (2001)

First Canadian Conference on Literacy and Health

In partnership with 26 national health associations, the Canadian Public Health Association raises awareness about the links between literacy and health among health professionals. Specifically, over the past nine years, CPHA's National Literacy and Health Program (NLHP) has promoted plain language health information and clear verbal communication in the health profession throughout Canada.

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2006-06-23

Nova Scotia Seniors for Literacy Project (2001)

Final Report

The Nova Scotia Seniors for Literacy Project was undertaken by the Nova Scotia Senior Citizens' Secretariat and funded by the National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Education. An advisory committee of representatives with an interest in the literacy needs of seniors provided support and guidance (Appendix 1).

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2006-05-15

Report Card (2006)

The document "Report Card", published by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, is an overview of the IALSS, released in 2005.

The main themes of the document are:
- Labour Market Outcomes
- Industry Sectors
- Incidence of Low Proficiency

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2006-05-09

Study Reveals Cracks in Canada's Literacy Foundation: Community says politics must not stand in the way of progress - comments by MCL (2005)

This press release from the Movement for Canadian Literacy regarding the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLSS) which reveals serious cracks in Canada's literacy foundation with as many as 4 in 10 Canadian adults below the skill level considered necessary to thrive in today's knowledge society.

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2006-03-30

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

Seniors' Literacy in the NWT (2004)

This is a report of research carried out on behalf of the NWT (Northwest Territories) Literacy Council. The research was intended to better understand the literacy needs and preferences of NWT seniors, and to make recommendations for better and more relevant literacy supports and services for NWT seniors.

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2004-11-17

Literacy and Older Adults (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Older Adults and how the older a person is, the less likely her or she is to have the literacy skills needed for everyday life in Canada.

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2004-11-04

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