230–500 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 3X1
Phone (204) 786-1212 Fax (204) 786-1249
November 18, 2002
LITERACYWORKS is undertaking “Strategies for Success”, a research and development project involving a survey of the literacy community in Manitoba to determine the need for new Manitoba-based literacy programming focused on adults with learning disabilities. From this research we will be determining the extent and type of needs and supports other literacy programs require to help them serve their learning disabled learners. We will also be determining the future programming of LITERACYWORKS to develop more extensive training for literacy practitioners throughout the province.
This project, funded by National Literacy Secretariat, is a partnership of Learning Disabilities of Manitoba, Literacy Partners of Manitoba, and LITERACYWORKS, in consultation with Robin Millar, Centre for Education and Work.
We would like to invite you to participate in this research project. Attached please find a copy of our survey and consent form. Please expect a follow up telephone call to confirm its receipt and your participation. We have included a small thank you honorarium of $5 for your participation. As well, all programs that have returned surveys by December 15, 2002 will be entered in a draw to win an expandable, electronic Merriam-Webster Bookman. Besides a dictionary and thesaurus, features include automatic spelling correction and definitions of sound-alike words.
Any questions can be answered at the time of our follow up telephone call or if you wish you may contact us or our research assistant, Cheryl Nicholson, at LITERACYWORKS (204) 786-1212. The survey takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. We would appreciate if you could return it to us in the enclosed self-addressed envelope as soon as possible. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.