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Diabetes and Literacy

Today is World Diabetes Day. Literacy is an important factor in learning to manage personal health, including diabetes. The Diabetes Essential Skills Kit (DESK) is designed to help health practitioners and literacy practitioners work together with patients and learners to develop skills to help them manage pre-diabetes and diabetes. The kit consists of two online… Read more

Know Your Financial Rights and Responsibilities

Make Informed Decisions is the theme for the third week of Financial Literacy Month. To learn more about what you should know before you make decisions about products and services with a financial institution, visit Financial rights and responsibilities from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

Let’s Play! Activities for Families

Let’s Play! Activities for Families is a new package of resources developed by the BC Ministry of Education for parents and caregivers who want to support their child’s early learning through play. Each booklet contains four play activities that include all the details needed to do each activity and an explanation of how the activity… Read more

Pronunciation for Adult ESL Students

Watch a pre-beginning level adult ESL class as they move through their weekly pronunciation routine and practice word stress with vocabulary words in their weekly reading. The teacher uses multisensory activities to engage learners and help them to hear and produce the rhythm of English. This is one in a series of videos on pronunciation… Read more

Five Indigenous Financial Literacy Resources

The financial literacy challenges of Indigenous individuals and communities are complicated by cultural and structural barriers. (Collin, 2011) Here are five resources that have been developed to support Indigenous financial literacy: Financial Health and Wealth is a new publication from the Native Women’s Association of Canada. While NWAC focuses on the lives of Indigenous women… Read more

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Webinars & Training

Are you looking to register for one of our professional training sessions? Upgrade your skills from the comfort of your own home? Register for training sessions and webinars here. Read more

Online Picture Prompts

Do your students need some help in finding something to write about? Have you ever tried using online picture prompts? Here are five places you can start finding picture prompts online: Picture Prompts from the New York Times Learning Network includes both photos and illustrations with fairly short introductions. What’s Going On in This Picture?… Read more

Fact or Fiction Online?

This week is Media Literacy Week. This year’s theme is Fact or Fake: Helping the World Stop Misinformation it Its Tracks, highlighting the importance of verifying that online information is true, unbiased and relevant. Here are some places you can find more tips and tools for evaluating web information: Authenticating Information including Reality Check –… Read more

Financial Literacy Month – Week 2

Have a plan to pay off your debt is the theme for the second week of Financial Literacy Month. To learn more about managing debt, credit cards, mortgages, loans, lines of credit, credit reports and more, visit Debt and borrowing from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.