This roadmap is designed to help adult literacy organizations make the best use of the technology they already have, and to plan for their future needs.
In this fact sheet, part of a series prepared by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, the authors point out that many adults lack adequate health literacy skills.
Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the University of Ottawa recently where she announced new support that will help more francophone students study in French in the field of their choice. Starting in 2013-14, Ontario's francophone students who travel a minimum of 80 kilometres to attend full-time studies in French will qualify for the Ontario Distance Grant, no matter where they live in the province.
The legislation introduced in Manitoba would regulate all education providers that intend to recruit and enrol international students, enhancing the province's reputation as a destination of choice for study by students from around the world, Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Erin Selby has announced.
This guide is one of the resources developed through the SCALES (Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills) project, undertaken by CONNECT Strategic Alliances, representing Ontario’s 24 publicly funded colleges.
This video focuses on a woman who trained for a new, more rewarding job after an injury forced her out of the old one. She had worked for years in the stockroom of a bookstore but, after an injury, wasn’t able to return to the heavy lifting required in her old job.
This Essential Skills tool is for tradespeople, apprentices, and people interested in construction careers who want to assess their current Essential Skills and their readiness for technical training.
This webinar outlines a project undertaken by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to get a national picture of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) practitioners working with adults across Canada.
"The dictionary definition says Literacy means to be able to read, write and comprehend. But to me it means much more. It means the confidence to express my thoughts, feelings and ideas and to socialize with people." - Story from Frontier College
This module was a collaboration between the Canadian Medical Association and Professional Development and Conferencing Services of Memorial University, in conjunction with subject-matter experts from The Centre for Literacy.
Please take a few minutes to fill out this short feedback survey regarding ABC Life Literacy Canada's and Natrel Baboo's joint project: Family Literacy Resources for New Parents. The survey must be completed before 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, May 24, 2013, for your chance to win a Family Literacy Day prize pack.
This audio file is part of a podcast series developed by Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), describing a research project that will help to update the numeracy element of the Essential Skills framework.
This video uses the style and atmosphere of a television crime drama to deliver a message about the importance of Essential Skills in learning, work, and life.
While recent testing suggests that Canadian students’ comprehension of basic skills is generally not declining, proficiency exams administered within some universities do show very slight declines in the skills of incoming students. Even though this decline is small overall, the authors of this paper say it does offer lessons in learning for students, their families, professors, universities, and governments.
Since 1986, Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) has helped low-income earners gain financial independence through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and asset building.
Walking along the street, you could pass by someone and never realize they struggle with literacy.
Literacy Nova Scotia Executive Director Jayne Hunter says four in 10 adults in Nova Scotia have real challenges with literacy. Literacy Nova Scotia is located in Forrester Hall on Nova Scotia Community College’s Truro campus. For more information, please call (902) 897-2444, visit www.ns.literacy.ca, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.
| Posted: May 13, 2013
Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society is offering the advanced workshop "Analysing workplace tasks to enhance classroom practice," in Red Deer, Alberta.
| Posted: May 13, 2013
Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society is offering the introductory workshop "Using the Workplace Essential Skills Framework" with the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in Edmonton on May 16. A special invitation to PD training and a workshop opportunity for professionals working with immigrants.
| Posted: May 13, 2013
Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society is offering the introductory workshop "Using the Workplace Essential Skills" Framework with the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in Calgary on May 14. A special invitation to PD training and workshop opportunity for professionals working with immigrants.
| Posted: May 13, 2013 |
Categories: Essential skills, Learning
Each year Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council acknowledges the achievements of its students through the Student of the Year award. Aggie Snook of Stephenville has been selected to receive the NLLLC Student of the Year Achievement Award for 2012. As well, the Susie Day Volunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize those who demonstrate outstanding service through participation in and leadership of Laubach programs. This year’s recipient is Maureen Kennedy.
The 2013 Council of the Federation of Literacy Award will honour the achievements of an adult learner who has worked to promote their language and supported, encouraged and shared with others ways to strengthen their language skills. Download application form...