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Congratulations to Literacy Unlimited

30 years in the community! Literacy Unlimited activities began in 1981 with one student and one volunteer. Over the years they have impacted hundreds of learners and their families. On October 20 they celebrated 30 years in the community with a wine and cheese in Beaconsfield. This event brought together presidents, executive directors, alumni, volunteers, … Continue reading


Find A Love for Literacy & Lifelong Learning This Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Discover a love of lifelong learning with this fun list of literacy tips and activities from ABC Life Literacy Canada. Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be about romantic love – here  are six ways that families can enjoy the endless possibilities of practicing literacy skills. 1.    Think of words that rhyme and … Continue reading

Blueprint Projects: Funding for Women’s & Girl’s Programs

Want to make a real difference in the lives of Canadian women and girls?  The Women’s Program at Status of Women Canada has just launched a new initiative called Blueprint Projects. The deadline is February 21, 2011. Incorporated not-for-profit and for-profit Canadian organizations with the mandate, experience, expertise and capacity to deliver the proposed project … Continue reading

Anglican & Lutheran Churches Call for Increased Literacy Programs

In a Jan 20th letter to the Hon. Diane Finley, the Anglican and Lutheran churches in Canada have asked the federal government to adopt recommendations made by a House of Commons committee (the so-called poverty report, written by the HUMA Committee) to “immediately commit to an action plan to reduce poverty in the country.” Archbishop … Continue reading

Funding Opportunities for Community, Literacy & Learning Organizations

A number of grant and project funding opportunities have landed in our inbox lately. Here is a roundup of the best opportunities for community, literacy and learning organizations! Aboriginal Women’s Program Funding The Aboriginal Peoples’ Program is now accepting applications for the Aboriginal Women’s Programming Elements for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Application requirements are online … Continue reading

Exciting Media Literacy Partnership for QELA

***La version française suit.*** During the months of February and March, the Quebec English Literacy Alliance will travel to four Quebec regions with a unique series of workshops geared towards English-speaking educators and community leaders. QELA has partnered with CitizenShift, a multimedia platform dedicated to media for social change, and the Community Economic Development and … Continue reading

Good Reads Review: The Hangman by Louise Penny

QELA is pleased to present reviews of the Good Reads books, written by adult learners from literacy councils around Quebec. Here is Gerardo A.Z. Juarez’s review of The Hangman by Quebec author Louise Penny. Gerardo is a student at the Yamaska Literacy Council. The Hangman is a murder mystery set in a village in Quebec’s … Continue reading

Literacy Link Eastern Ontario Invites Field Trial Applications – Deadline Feb 11, 2011

Literacy Link Eastern Ontario, Inc. (LLEO) is looking for participants to field test occupational curricula based on the Essential Skills. The deadline for applications is February 11, 2011. LLEO has built a solid reputation for developing, managing and producing quality literacy and Essential Skills projects, with the assistance of provincial and federal funding. Products developed … Continue reading

Family Literacy Day: The Nine Essential Skills of Play

The Canadian government recognizes nine essential skills that are used in nearly every occupation and throughout daily life. We use these skills every day–even when we’re having fun! The good folks at Literacy BC have determined how we use each of the essential skills while playing. Keep these in mind while you celebrate Family Literacy … Continue reading

Celebrate Family Literacy Day 2011

***La version française suit.*** Family Literacy Day® is a national initiative, developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada, that takes place every year on January 27 to encourage families to spend 15 minutes a day to read or practice a literacy activity together. Schools, libraries, literacy groups and community centres across the country will take part … Continue reading