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Call for Proposals: Demonstration Project

The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD), CMHA-BC Division, Inclusion BC and SPARC BC are working with the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation to facilitate the development of community based demonstration projects that result in improved social inclusion outcomes for people with disabilities who have the Ministry’s Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation and… Read more

Adult Literacy Practitioner: Job Posting

The South Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a volunteer driven community based social service agency that provides programs and services in response to identified community needs. We are currently seeking an Adult Literacy Practitioner to implement our Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP). The program is a partnership between the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, SFU Faculty of… Read more

Job Opportunity! EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Literacy and Youth Initiatives Society, Vernon BC

Are you interested in leading a passionate team of people dedicated to improving literacy and the lives of youth ? This unique career opportunity will appeal to individuals motivated to provide strategic leadership and direction for two distinct yet related organizations, The Junction Literacy Centre and Teen Junction Youth Centre. Junction Literacy Centre: You will oversee… Read more

Essential Skills Resources

Check out these useful essential skills resources for your upcoming programs! Educators who teach students in adult education, employment preparation, and Essential Skills upgrading programs will value these SkillPlan publications that prepare students for the world of work. Learn more. These resources are all available from the Decoda library. If you’d like to borrow any… Read more

Registration now open for Get Set Learn Afterschool Program Training

Unfortunately, the Get Set Learn Afterschool Training has been cancelled due to low registration. We are excited to welcome Joanne Davis, Family Literacy Program Coordinator for Project READ Literacy Network Waterloo-Wellington. Come and learn about this strength-based, intercultural approach to family literacy that supports literacy and essential skills development  for low-income, multi-language families. See below… Read more

Win a free set of career books for your literacy program!

Grass Roots Press is launching a new career series in January 2014. They need your help in naming the series. The series is aimed at adult basic education and English as a Second Language students. The first three books will explore the careers of health care aides, massage therapists, and lab assistants. For each book, the… Read more

Attend a Money Matters webinar

More than 1000 adult learners across Canada have been helped by Money Matters, a free two-day financial literacy workshop. Many adult literacy learners are on low budgets, and find it a struggle to cover everyday costs, let alone plan for their future. Would Money Matters work for your literacy program? Literacy practitioners are invited to a 30-minute webinar about Money… Read more

Essential Skills Day

The fourth annual Essential Skills Day will take place on Friday, September 27, 2013 to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. ABC Life Literacy Canada has ideas on how to celebrate and free resources you can download or request in print. To find out more click here.

SFU Public Square Community Summit

The second SFU Public Square Community Summit is exploring issues regarding BC’s economic future. Faced with an increasingly competitive global economy, it is more important than ever that British Columbians find ways to work together on a common agenda for promoting the well-being of the province and its citizens. This Community Summit will invite participation from residents… Read more

Inter-Action, Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program

Inter-Action,  Canada’s new Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program, is administered  by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The Program assists in the socio-economic integration of individuals and communities, helping them  contribute to building an integrated and socially cohesive society. The Inter-Action  Events stream  provides funding to community-based events that foster intercultural or interfaith  understanding, civic memory… Read more