A Guidebook for Place-Based Approaches to Literacy and Essential Skills Development
This guidebook is the result of the Strengthening Rural Canada-Renforcer les communautés rurales du Canada Project. The project was a comprehensive study about the human and social capital of rural, small town and remote communities in Canada. The initiative investigated the connections between human capital and rural growth in communities. For the research project, the communities of Gold River and Salmo in British Columbia, Rosetown and The Town of Hudson Bay in Saskatchewan, and Hearst and Kapuskasing in Ontario prepared literacy and essential skills plans. The Ontario communities are mainly Francophone.
This guidebook describes the process that these pilot communities used for literacy and essential skills planning over the course of a year. Also, the project and this guidebook were informed by annual place-based community planning for literacy in over one hundred communities in British Columbia. That planning process has been going on since 2004.
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Strengthening Rural Canada: Fewer and Older: Population and Demographic Challenges Across Canada
Strengthening Rural Canada was a pan-Canadian initiative examining how demographic changes have impacted rural and urban areas in four Canadian provinces, namely, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Saskatchewan. …
Literacy Now and District Literacy Initiatives: Connecting Loosely Coupled Formal and Informal Services
This review of the community literacy planning process found that “…the community literacy process has been very effective in supporting participants to increase collaboration, enhance coordination, form partnerships and work …