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Celebrating Senator Joyce Fairbairn

(Toronto, ON – August 28, 2012) – It was 1987 when Joyce Fairbairn, then a freshly minted Senator, had her eyes opened to a new issue, a new cause that she would champion as her life’s work: adult literacy. It was the beginning of a long career championing the cause of adult literacy. Haunted by the … Continue reading

September, Life Literacy Month

September is recognized as Life Literacy Month, ABC Life Literacy Canada encourages all Canadians to try something new, whether it be going back to school, upgrading your skills or learning a new activity. “Life Literacy Month is a great opportunity to celebrate literacy and learning,” says Margaret Eaton, ABC Life Literacy Canada president. “We know that … Continue reading

The Centre for Literacy Fall Institute 2012

The Fall Institute 2012, Social Finance and Innovation for Adult Basic Learning: Opportunities and Challenges is coming up. Date: Sunday, October-14-12 9:00 AM – Tuesday, October-16-12 1:30 PM (Atlantic Time) Location: Delta Brunswick Hotel, Saint John, New Brunswick Conference Overview The Fall Institute will explore a range of social finance and other innovative funding models including those currently being … Continue reading

Workplace Literacy

Most adults spend the greatest portion of their lives working. Applying for a job, filling out benefit forms, “learning the ropes”, and keeping up to date and safe require strong literacy skills. Highly-skilled employees are happier, safer, and more productive. It is in the best interests of businesses and organizations to focus on the literacy … Continue reading