News | Posted: July 24, 2015It is with deep regret that the Board of Directors of Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador announces the closure of the organization to take effect at the end of July 2015. It has been an extraordinary honour and privilege to have served as Board members of Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff, volunteers, donors and partner organizations for the many years of service and support they have provided to the literacy community and its constituents.
Funding | Posted: May 25, 2015The Department of Canadian Heritage is the lead department on the celebrations of Canada 150 and has created the Canada 150 Fund. This funding initiative aims to promote Canadian values, culture and history, generate national pride and bring citizens together to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Professional Development | Posted: May 25, 2015The 2015 Summer Institute will be the last hosted by The Centre. It will take place June 11-12, in collaboration with and supported by their long-standing partners. However, with deep regret, the Board of Directors announces the closure of The Centre for Literacy to take effect at the end of May 2015.
Research | Posted: May 11, 2015Join us on Tuesday, May 12 at 2:30 pm NL time (2:00 pm in parts of Labrador) for an overview of the findings from Fewer & Older: Population and Demographic Challenges Across Rural Canada. This report identifies significant issues in rural communities across the country, including aging populations and youth migration.
Event | Posted: April 22, 2015Frontier College is hosting a national forum on Integrating Literacy and Essential Skills for a Skilled Workforce. This forum will be webcast to conferences held concurrently in Halifax, Toronto, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Halifax. Register to watch the webcast of the national forum live.
Submissions | Posted: April 22, 2015The 2015 Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award is open for submissions.This award recognizes innovative adult literacy or adult-integrated family literacy programs delivered by a Canadian community organization that positively impacts the lives of adult learners. A Top Award of $20,000 will be awarded and up to four additional submissions may be selected to receive $5,000 each.
Resources | Posted: April 21, 2015Two new free Tech Tuesday webinars are scheduled, and more sessions will be announced in the upcoming months! In April, AlphaPlus will take a look at YouTube – a tool to connect and engage with existing and future learners and in May AlphaPlus will explore Instagram – a photo-sharing tool everyone is talking about.
Professional Development | Posted: April 21, 2015"Collective Impact", a comprehensive approach to address complex social problems, can change the way leaders, organizations and communities work. It’s about many people - Individuals and organizations from the public, private and community sectors - coming together to frame a common, clearly defined goal.
Resources | Posted: April 21, 2015‘Career Ladders’ – an approach designed to enhance the skills of vulnerable adults and move them into better jobs, as well as support employers looking to upskill their workforce – has been showing promise in countries across the world. Essential Skills Ontario has just released their Career Ladders Phase II Guide Book – Career Ladders at Two – which addresses training development and steps towards implementation of career ladders in the Ontario context.
Funding | Posted: March 20, 2015The Public Health Agency of Canada wants proposals for projects that support trauma-informed health promotion activities that meet the health needs of victims of domestic violence and child abuse. Letters of Intent are accepted on an ongoing basis. Teleconference sessions to learn more about this call for proposals will be held on March 24 & 25 (English) and 26 (French).