Decoda Literacy Conference

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The Decoda Literacy Conference 2022

Thank you to all the speakers, presenters, and participants at the Decoda Literacy Conference 2022!

Every two years the Decoda Literacy Conference brings together BC’s provincial literacy network for interactive, dynamic and informative learning sessions. This year’s conference was held May 4-6 at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond, BC.

Attendees included leaders in adult learning, key members of the public and private sector, and literacy practitioners working in community-based literacy programs for people of all ages.

The theme was “Literacy connects us!” And, it was a wonderful time to connect, share and learn together. For a glimpse at what happened, read Connecting for Literacy at Decoda Conference.

Decoda Literacy Conference 2022 Program Guide

Thanks for all the smiles!

Available Presentation Slides

Links to embedded presentation videos have been provided when available.

Displaced Workers Project

Moving forward project by Sue Oguchi and Margaret Lyster



Welcome message from the Hon. Nathan Cullen

Keynote – Craig Alexander: Slide presentation & video link

19. Embodied literacy: Emotional, physical, and artistic literacy to create and support community by Shahira Sakiyama

20. Supporting refugee resettlement: Lessons learned, scalable resources and digital delivery

21. Writing out loud by Deborah Morgan, Diana Twiss and Mary Kiviste

22. Reaching families: A virtual book club model by Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye

23. Digital literacies & digital justice: New pedagogies in times of crisis by Dionne Pelan, Gwen André, Rajeeta Samala, Suzanne Smythe and William Booth

24. Improving instructor/learner connections in literacy classrooms by building personal resilience with energetic self-care by Michelle Lebeau and Robyn Leslie

25. Your life in lines: Fostering belonging through literacy by Mandy Huser and Rhonda Palmer


Provincial Panel with Brigid Hayes

26. Community connections by Karen Johnson

28. Raising skills and expectations in Indigenous communities through libraries and learning centres by Gordon Yusko, Louise Ormerod and Shirley-Pat Chamberlain

29. Reading comprehension workshop by Dr. Pat Campbell

30. More than just clicks: A workshop for creating digital literacy at the right level by Dionne Pelan and Karen Chiang

31. Reading through the pandemic: Inspiring change and building resiliency with online early literacy tutoring by Fabrice Grover and Jacob Pitawanakwat

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