Literacy and Essential Skills Fact Sheets – CLLN

Workforce – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet, part of a series developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), examines the relationship between literacy and employment.

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2013-02-05

Poverty – Fact Sheet (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors begin by pointing out that low literacy, poverty, and exclusion are all part of the same problem. Low literacy and poverty create a cycle that is difficult to break.

Children from low-income households are at risk of low literacy. If parents are not equipped to actively engage with the school system, their children may be more likely to drop out of school.

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2013-01-22

Older Adults – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to focus attention on a variety of literacy-related topics.

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2013-01-21

Libraries – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet, part of a series developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), looks at the role of libraries in building a literate society.

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2013-01-14

Learning Disabilities – Fact Sheet (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors examine the impact of learning disabilities, which affect more than 10 percent of Canadians.

Learning disabilities affect an individual’s ability to acquire, process, and interpret information, but they do not reflect a lack of intelligence. With the right learning strategies and supports, the challenges of learning disabilities can be overcome.

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2013-01-07

Justice – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

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2013-01-02

Health – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between literacy and health.

The authors point out that low literacy has been shown to have a negative effect on all aspects of health, including life expectancy, accident rates, and the prevalence of such diseases as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

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2012-12-18

Families – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

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2012-12-11

Disabilities – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet offers an overview of the impact of disabilities on literacy and suggests ways to help people with disabilities become fully integrated into society.

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2012-12-05

Citizenship – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a number developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

The authors note that literacy supports critical thinking and enables informed actions and responses, which are the keys to a healthy democracy. Low literacy skills form a barrier to civic participation.

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2012-11-27
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