Literacy Awareness

Literacy Changes Lives: What's the value of lifelong learning? Meet Brett, Gideon and Chris [Video - 1:56] (2012)

This two-minute video features brief interviews with some of the participants in Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy’s 2012 Learners’ Conference, which was based on the theme “Ten Reasons to Keep Learning.”

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2014-06-05

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Michael Moore [Video - 1:35] (2012)

Produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, this video is one in a series focusing on adults who have gone back to school to upgrade their skills.

It focuses on Michael Moore, a man who grew up struggling with literacy and, as an adult, faced problems with everyday tasks that involved literacy skills. Finally, at the age of 46, he decided to go back to school to improve his skills.

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2014-06-04

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Chris [Video - 1:12] (2012)

This video is part of a series produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes lifelong learning.

It focuses on a young man who quit school at age 16, vowing never to go back. However, he has realized the importance of learning, and is studying at a community centre.

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2014-06-03

Literacy and Literacy Training of Francophone Minority Groups in Canada (1997)

Discussion Paper

This document offers a framework for discussing the literacy levels and literacy training of French-speaking Canadians living in minority areas.

The first part of this discussion paper includes data about the status of francophones when it comes to literacy levels and training. The second part raises a number of issues that affect the development and success of literacy training initiatives in French.

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2013-11-20

Investing in Skills for Nova Scotia in the 21st Century (2009)

In this short document, the authors make the case for investing in lifelong learning in order to build a secure economic future in Nova Scotia.

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2013-09-16

Words of Promise: Voluntary Organizations' Experiences with Literacy (1991)

In 1990, to mark International Literacy Year, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada invited voluntary organizations to look at the literacy needs of the people who use their services.

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2013-08-12

Literacy for Life Presents Literacy Programs [Video 3:00] (2011)

Since 1998, the Literacy for Life Foundation has been providing free and low-cost programs in the municipal district of Foothills, south of Calgary, Alberta. This short video provides an overview of the programs offered by the organization, and builds awareness of the importance of literacy at all stages of life.

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2013-08-06

12 Days of Poetry (2012)

This document was published by the Yukon Literacy Council (YLC) to launch a seasonal literacy campaign featuring the work of 12 local poets. During the campaign, which ran from November 30 to December 21, 2012, the poems were read on the local radio station and appeared in the local newspaper.

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2013-04-30

Jump into Literacy (2011)

Using a slide-show format, the author provides information on how children learn and offers suggestions for stimulating their interest in learning. Topics covered include key factors that influence brain development; the link between physical fitness and intelligence; promoting emergent literacy through movement and active learning; and the importance of spending time outdoors to promote healthy child development.

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2013-04-19

Breaking Down the Silos in Surrey, B.C. – Surrey's Literacy Strategy [Video – 6:25] (2010)

In this video, community leaders and officials from Surrey, British Columbia, explain the importance of embedding a literacy strategy into all aspects of city life.

City officials, business leaders, and educators discuss how literacy is intertwined into such diverse matters as the crime reduction strategy, student support services, library programs, and services for immigrants.

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2013-03-21

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