Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador


What's New?

Health project funding for victims of violence and abuse

Funding | Posted: March 20, 2015
The 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).

Canada Post fund benefits children

Funding | Posted: March 20, 2015
The Canada Post Community Foundation funds programs for children. The focus for its funding program is community, education and health. The deadline to apply is April 17, 2015.

Amplifying Student Voice Through Digital Literacy

News | Posted: March 20, 2015
"In all of my work in education, there has never been a more motivating or driving force than student voice." In this posting, the author shares some ideas on the importance of nurturing a rich voice for adults, and on developing their knowledge of digital platforms, before sending their writing off into the world.

AlphaPlus Tech Tuesdays are back!

News | Posted: March 20, 2015
Tech Tuesdays are one-hour webinars that focus on digital tools for administrators, instructors and learners. There are webinars this spring about YouTube and Instagram. The webinars are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month (excluding July and August).

Write for a Better World - submissions invited from students in Grades 5 - 8

Submissions | Posted: March 18, 2015
Write for a Better World, the perfect March Break activity for kids in Grades 5-8, is now in full swing! Write for a Better World is a nationwide contest that encourages kids to write and think about the values of global citizenship. Please encourage any and all students in your life to submit their entries for the April 3rd deadline!

Literacy NL provides pre-budget submission to the province

Submissions | Posted: March 12, 2015
Literacy NL is committed to improving the skills of individuals, families and communities by engaging in collaboration, research, awareness, knowledge dissemination and community capacity building. In this submission for the 2015 provincial budget, it is our intention to provide input and recommendations that will advance literacy and skills development in the province.

Report: Population and Demographic Challenges facing Rural NL Communities

News | Posted: February 27, 2015
A new report shows that rural, remote and small towns in Newfoundland and Labrador are facing an uphill battle. Fewer & Older: The Coming Population and Demographic Challenges in Rural Newfoundland & Labrador, identifies significant issues in rural communities, including long-term population decline, aging populations and youth migration.

OLES webinar: Building Essential Skills in the Skilled Trades

News | Posted: February 18, 2015
The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills invites you to join us for a free webinar which will take place on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 from 12:00-1:30pm EST. This webinar will provide information on the need for strong essential skills in the skilled trades as well as practical and effective strategies to support trainers, advisors and employment counsellors to address skills gaps for increased success in technical training, certification and the workplace.

Youth Learning Project: Embedding essential skills in programs for Northern Youth

News | Posted: February 16, 2015
The program “Pan-Northern Youth Project: Re-Engaging Disengaged Northern Youth in Learning” is a pan-Northern initiative for northern youth designed to support community-based youth programs across in embedding literacy and essential skills into their programming. With the supportive partnership of local community organizations, and the dedication of local facilitators, Literacy NL supported five programs in embedded learning in the communities of L’anse au Loup, Port Hope Simpson, Nain and Postville.

Family Literacy Day is January 27th

News | Posted: January 26, 2015
We encourage you to circle January 27th in your calendar, and celebrate learning at home with your family. Use whatever tools you have at hand – paper and crayons, hand games and nursery rhymes, story books or recipes. Or simply engage your family in thoughtful conversation around the kitchen table. More on Family Literacy.....

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This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills.