Do you have a lump or change in your breast?
This plain language pamphlet and audio cassette for women with low literacy skills guides the reader through the steps from finding a lump or change to seeking medical advice and treatment. It includes the reassuring note that most women who discover a lump or change in their breasts do not have cancer. It demystifies the examination process and offers women the information to be active participants in their own care. The resource was produced by the Canadian Cancer Society, Newfoundland & Labrador Division, in conjunction with the Atlantic Breast Cancer Information Project. For more information, contact Jacqueline Campbell at 709-753-6703.
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The Society We Want has prepared a new issue guide on the changing world of paid work. As we said in earlier issues of literacy.ca, The Society We Want is a public dialogue process in which small groups discuss their values in relation to todays pressing issues. Feedback from the discussions is used to influence decision-makers. For more information, contact The Society We Want, Family Network, CPRN Inc., 2 Carlton St., Suite 1009, Toronto, ON, M5B 1J3. Tel: 416-343-1110, Fax: 416-260-1505. CPRN website: http://www.cprn.com
The Language of Literacy: A National Resource Directory of Aboriginal Literacy Programs
Canadian Aboriginal Literacy Strategy
The NLS recently announced that it will fund the preparation of a National Aboriginal Literacy Enhancement Strategy. CODE Inc. and the Native Education Centre in Vancouver is putting together a study team of literacy, strategic planning and program development specialists that will develop a ten-year education and training strategy for Aboriginal people. The study team will be producing a regular newsletter and will solicit feedback at each step of the planning process. To get on the mailing list, please contact the Canadian Aboriginal Literacy Enhancement Strategy, 2255 St. Laurent Blvd., Suite 120, Ottawa, ON, K1G 4K3. Tel: 613-260-3457, Fax: 613-26-3458, E-mail: email@example.com, Website: www.codeinc.com