2008

Reading the Future: Daisa Allurut [Video - 5:39] (2008)

This five-minute video is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners who explain how improved literacy skills have changed their lives.

The subject of this video is a 34-year-old Inuit woman whose first language is Inuktitut. She has two young children and is very aware of the importance of education in providing them with opportunities in life.

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2011-04-08

Reading the Future: Sabrina Jaundoo [Video - 4:15] (2008)

This video, about four minutes in length, is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). The videos feature adult learners discussing how improving their literacy skills broadened their horizons.

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2011-04-01

Reading the Future: Keppel Disney [Video - 5:17] (2008)

This five-minute video is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners explaining how improving their literacy skills changed their lives.

The subject of this video is a 44-year-old man who grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and, from the beginning, struggled academically in his small rural school. He dropped out of school and eventually ended up in jail.

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2011-03-22

I Can Vote! A user-friendly guide to voting in Canada (2008)

Revised and augmented edition

The goal of this guide, an updated version of an earlier document, is to make the electoral process more accessible to all Canadians.

The guide is divided into three sections: definitions of terms related to elections and voting; the electoral process; and step-by-step instructions on what to do on election day.

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2011-03-15

Fill Up Your Piggy (2008)

A guide to managing your money

This document, prepared by Ontario-based Credit Canada, includes a variety of information about basic money management.

The authors have included tips for avoiding overspending; tracking expenses; using credit wisely; and setting a budget. One section provides ideas for making household cleaners and beauty treatments from products found around the house.

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2011-03-11

More For Your Money Booklet (2008)

A guide to managing your money

This document has been prepared by Credit Canada, a non-profit organization that helps people develop their financial management skills.

The authors have included sections on setting financial goals for both the short and long term; tracking expenses; establishing a budget; and using credit wisely.

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2011-03-08

Weaving Worlds: Enhancing the Learning of Aboriginal Students (2008)

This presentation is part of the Minerva Lecture Series, an initiative of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). The author is a member of the Lil’wat First Nation and holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledge and Learning at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

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2011-03-08

Landscape of Literacy and Disability in Canada (2008)

Using easy-to-read maps, this report shows the wide discrepancy of literacy between those with and without disabilities.

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2011-03-01

Strong Foundations (2008)

A Guide to Regional Literacy Coordination in British Columbia

The authors of this guide begin with a history of regional literacy coordination in British Columbia from 1989 to 2008, then go on to provide a template for a description of the job; contact information for officials of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development; and a section on the role of Literacy BC.

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2011-02-25

A Comparative Study of Small Group Classroom Literacy Instruction and Computer-Based Literacy Instruction on the Success of Adult Learners in GED Preparation (2008)

A Province Wide Intervention

In this study, approximately 100 adults enrolled in General Education Development (GED) preparatory programs in Prince Edward Island were randomly assigned to one of three groups: a classroom-based reading program; a computer-based reading program; or a comparison group that received a traditional GED preparation course.

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2011-02-24

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