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Fun Facts about Children’s Books

Just for fun, here’s a video with some little known, behind the scenes facts about some familiar children’s books. If you’re participating in any of the Team Trivia events for Literacy Month in September, you might want to remember some of these!

Literacy Conference

Back by popular demand, our provincial literacy conference, Making Sense of the Modern World, will be held November 18-20, 2015 in Richmond, British Columbia. Keep checking this page to get more info about this must-attend B.C. literacy event. Learn more

More about Trigger Warnings

Kate Nonesuch has continued posting about trigger warnings on the blog on her website, Working in Adult Literacy. If you work with adult learners, particularly if you want to use challenging material, these are well worth reading for their thoughtful guidance. You can find the series of posts on trigger warnings here.

3-D Movies


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This is a general reader from the Youth Literacy project.

Strengthening Rural Canada: Fewer & Older: The Population and Demographic Dilemma in Rural BC


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Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report analyzes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban British Columbia, as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. This webpage includes links to the full report, the… Read more

Building Resilient Workers: Health and Safety at Work. Facilitator Guide


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Building Resilient Workers: Health and Safety at Work is a workforce literacy curriculum that consists of five modules that cover rights and responsibilities at work, hazards in the workplace, workplace First Aid, ergonomics, and workplace violence. It has reading, writing and oral communication activities embedded in the health and safety content. The curriculum includes a… Read more

Health and Safety at Work: Workbook


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Building Resilient Workers: Health and Safety at Work is a workforce literacy curriculum that consists of five modules that cover rights and responsibilities at work, hazards in the workplace, workplace First Aid, ergonomics, and workplace violence. It has reading, writing and oral communication activities embedded in the health and safety content. The curriculum includes a… Read more

Youth, Skills and Employability

Young people around the world are struggling to enter the labour market. The OECD Skills Outlook 2015 focuses on youth, skills and employability, and shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach. While education, social, and labour market policies have key roles to play, co-ordination between public policies and the private sector… Read more

Tutor Tips from Ireland

The National Adult Literacy Agency of Ireland held a Tutors’ Forum earlier this year. The following four videos showcase some of the tips and strategies that were offered for teaching reading and writing.

Tricky Misused Expressions

We use expressions everyday but not always accurately. The following infographic outlines some commonly misused expressions. Click the image to be taken to the full infographic.