|LITERACY PARTNERS OF QUEBEC||MARCH 2003||VOLUME 9 ISSUE 2||PG. 2|
Classroom and Boardroom Meet
LPQ was recently approached by a member of Borden Ladner Gervais, a national lawfirm who was looking for help in launching a most interesting and important project called BLG Reads to Kids.
BLG Reads to Kids, in its simplest form, is a national program of reading to young children (K - 3) in economically disadvantaged schools. Through BLG Reads to Kids, they are looking to participate, in a meaningful and sustainable way, in the literacy development of children in our communities.
BLG Reads to Kids will be launched in Montreal on April 2 with the announcement of schools in both English and French school boards that are interested in having BLG's volunteer readers participate in activities in their schools.
Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy Program
This is a new Provincial Early Literacy program supported by several agencies in the province. New mothers receive a canvas book bag containing two books, information on reading development, community literacy resources, and their baby's first library card.
Using IALS as a
basis for the need, this program will continue to offer support to high-risk
parents and children. Even now, the program goes beyond providing the bag of
books by providing information about other needs ie. adult
Nonparticipation in Learning and Upgrading Programs, published by ABC CANADA is a report by researcher Ellen Long.
This is a two-stage study in the area of nonparticipation.
For Stage One of the study, interviewers across Canada spoke to people who had never participated in a literacy or upgrading program.
Stage Two was a large-scale phone survey, again of people who had not participated in a literacy or upgrading program.
This research provides important information for the literacy field. Information; 1-800-303-1004.
"Looking for Work" Facilitator Guide and Student Workbook is an updated version of the original publication created in 1995.
In this latest edition the Student Workbook and handouts are provided as master copies for copying. Information: Learning Resource Centre (p) (780)-427-5775 www.allis.gov.ab./careershop
Developed as a
joint project between NWT
Literacy Council, Nunavut Literacy Council,
Frontier College and
the Labrador Literacy Information and Action Network Tools for Community
Building focuses on building capacity to develop and manage local literacy
As a result,
HRDC produced a Lessons Learned study on policies, programs and practices
directed at adult literacy. Available in both English and French, each Lessons
Learned includes a summary, a report and a video.
Incarceration to Inclusion: Looking at the Transition from Correctional Facility Programs to Community Based Adult Education is a report conducted by Smithers Literacy Services. The report attempts to identify barriers to transition and attempts to discover why inmates did not access community education following their incarceration. For a copy of the report or for information, contact Jane Boulton, (250) 847-9515; Email: email@example.com