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Stories from the Field Volume 3 now available!

Our third volume of Stories from the Field is now available! This volume represents the first 4 articles of this series that explores successes, challenges, best practices and innovation of ESL literacy practitioners. The new volume has already been well received by our followers. This series is a collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning … Continue reading

Introducing the Answers May Vary Research Report

Written by: Belle Auld The question: What resources and strategies work well when helping someone with a developmental disability improve his or her reading and writing skills? The answer: Answers may vary. You would think that after working 21 years in adult literacy  – 15 as the Coordinator of the Speech Assisted Reading and Writing … Continue reading

Literacy Snapshots: A Look at Three Programs Serving Nontraditional Adult Learners

After graduating from university, one of my first positions was at the Canadian Mental Health Association as a “social action coordinator.” A large part of this work involved advocating for people with psychiatric disabilities around issues such as housing, employment, and income support, which included applying for AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) and … Continue reading

Integrating Foundational Learning: A Training and Mentoring Project for Community Organizations Working with Adult Learners

Published May 20, 2014 The Integrating Foundational Learning (IFL) project is an innovative training initiative designed to educate and mentor staff in community agencies on how to better integrate essential skills and literacy practices into their program activities. In 2010, Calgary Learns identified a “specific need for training and mentoring of funded agency staff in … Continue reading