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Today is National Child Day

National Child Day commemorates the adoption of both the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.   This year marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which contains 54 articles that describe the basic rights… Read more

Workplace Wednesday: Essential Skills training at work

Do employers benefit from investing in Essential Skills training at work? Using evidence from the UPSKILL project, the following video shows why this kind of training is worthwhile. You can learn more about Decoda’s work on implementing Essential Skills in the Workplace here.

Tech Tuesday: Digital Divide

A digital divide refers to inequality in access to information and communication available through technology. It can be created by limited access to the technology or inability to use the technology. Does a digital divide exist in Canada? Read Digital divide persists in Canada, both in access and Internet fluency to see what the divide looks like…. Read more

LEAP

LEAP materials can be found on our LEAP Resources page. Access Resources

PALS & IPALS

PALS and IPALS materials can be found on our PALS Resources page. Access Resources

Our Brilliant Brains

Jenny Horsman, who is well known for her work on learning and violence, has created a new video, Our Brilliant Brains, explaining how the experiences of violence can make it hard to learn and make sense of the world.  The video includes simple strategies that can help people return to learning in the aftermath of… Read more

Download Your Resources

Check out our resources page for a ton of cards, fact sheets, and ideas to help your family celebrate Family Literacy Week! We’re getting there!

Tips for raising money-smart kids

How can you help your children develop healthy financial habits? For simple guidelines that include modelling the behaviour you want to encourage in your children, click here to read an article written by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada). A Parent’s Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids by Robin… Read more

ESL Financial Literacy Toolbox

The ESL Financial Literacy Toolbox was developed by Bow Valley College to help ESL literacy practitioners teach skills and share knowledge on using money wisely. The topics include: money, household expenditure, grocery shopping, shopping, budgeting, banking, goal setting, credit and debt, savings, fraud, work, government, and starting a business.  Each topic has materials and resources… Read more

Your Money Seniors

Are you retired or about to retire? Do you wonder how you will make your money last? Are you prepared for the unexpected? Do you know how to avoid financial abuse? Do you know how to spot fraud and what to do about it? Your Money Seniors is a new financial literacy program designed to… Read more