Categories: Essential skills, Learning
Lifelong learning creates change in the lives of learners, their families and the people whose lives are touched by the learners’ news skills and training, says Helen Wussow, the dean of Lifelong Learning which houses Continuing Studies at Simon Fraser University.
The Saskatchewan Literacy Network wishes to thank everyone who participated in this year’s “What Did You Learn Today” contest sponsored by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO to bring awareness to International Adult Learners’ Week.
“Canada’s social and economic future lies in the continued educational growth of its citizens,” said Andrew Parkin, director general of CMEC. “Whether it is learning a new language, improving our literacy, or acquiring the skills needed for a new career, adult learning offers us the chance to grow as individuals and in doing so create positive change in our homes, communities and country.”
The Saskatchewan Literacy Network, in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, is pleased to present the What Did You Learn Today? Contest. It is open to adults in Saskatchewan and wraps up Sunday, April 10, at midnight.
In 2010 and 2011, the PEI Literacy Alliance partnered with Holland College to host an afternoon of entertainment for Holland College students involved in the level and GED courses.
The NWT Literacy Council is pleased to announce the launch of its new book, Stories of Progress on a Learning Journey, featuring the stories of 56 NWT adult learners. The book is just in time for International Adult Learners’ Week: April 2-9, 2011.
Literacy BC is celebrating the achievements of Community Adult Literacy Programs which offer a unique adult learning service to thousands of British Columbians each year.
Fifty adult learners will get help with the cost of post-secondary education in the upcoming year, thanks to the Successful Post-secondary Transition Scholarships program in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The TDSB Adult ESL Program is hosting a variety of activities this week and the public is invited to attend.
The Acadia Lifelong Learning Centre will again celebrate UNESCO’s International Adult Learners’ Week with a special event for people aged 50+ on Wednesday, April 6,at the Fountain Learning Commons, Acadia University, beginning at 7 p.m.
Martine Coulombe, New Brunswick’s minister of Post-secondary Education, Training and Labour, has issued a statement in recognition of International Adult Learners’ Week.
Some of your favourite titles at Grass Roots Press are 10 per cent off from April 2 to 9, Adult Learners’ Week.
About 50 people attended the Never Ending Learning Conference Saturday in northeast Edmonton, an event organized by adult literacy students with The Learning Centre Literacy Association.
Among the many activities during the week is the 1001 Ways to Learn challenge. Entrants simply have to describe their learning experiences either in written or video form.
The Northwest Territories Literacy Council is grateful to the adult learners who submitted their stories for publication online.
Through the learner area of its website, CLLN strives to strengthen the voice of learners across Canada. Complete with an audio component, the learner area features learner profiles, an interactive election feature and tips for writing letters.
This year, during IALW, the Ontario Literacy Coalition will focus particular attention on access, participation and inclusion, as well as on innovative policies to help improve adult learning programs to meet everyone’s needs.
The University of Alberta faculty of extensionis pleased to announce it will be participating in this year's Adult Learners' Week. Events planned include a panel discussion on the importance of continuing adult education and a free public lecture titled "Take this Job and Love It."
April 2–9 is International Adult Learners’ Week in Canada. Congratulations to the 640 adult education students in RETSD who know the value of lifelong learning and who understand how learning can be a powerful instrument of change in their lives.
In 2011 IRCOM will be partnering with Urban Circle Training Centre for a series of cross cultural learning days.
(Manitoba) The Springfield Adult Learning Centre is celebrating Adult Learner's Week April 4th 5th, and 6th. Events will take place from 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
The LEARN program has successfully assisted thousands of adult learners looking to improve their literacy skills. It allows Canadian adults to easily access information about local literacy organizations and help them move forward in finding an appropriate learning program.
In celebration of International Adult Learners’ Week happening across Canada April 2-9, ABC Life Literacy Canada will travel to Edmonton March 30-April 1 as part of a media and PR Tour.
Thirty-seven-year-old businessman Brian Armstrong of Edmonton has a secret he’s willing to share. Until age 23, one of the few things he could read was a menu, and even that wasn’t always correct. If it hadn’t been for an insightful and determined “former biker” friend, he’d still be that way.
Whether at work, in your community or with your family at home, mark IALW 2011 (April 2-9) in your calendar and participate. Spreading the word about the importance of lifelong learning contributes to more opportunities for all.
Frontier College wants to know: How does learning inspire you to participate in your community?
International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW), an initiative that celebrates adult learners and the joy of lifelong learning, will be observed in Canada from April 2 to 9, 2011.
To mark the upcoming international celebration, adult learners at UWinnipeg were recently invited to share their personal learning journeys – how and why they returned to pursue post-secondary education. A student at UWinnipeg is considered to be an “adult learner” if he/she has taken a break of three or more years from formal education before starting or resuming university.
Adult learners from across the province are invited to share with the coalition what lifelong learning means to them and to the future of New Brunswick.
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