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A Guidebook for Place-Based Approaches to Literacy and Essential Skills Development

A Guidebook for Place-Based Approaches to Literacy and Essential Skills Development Authors: Maureen Kehler and Leona Gadsby Date: 2016 This guidebook is the result of the Strengthening Rural Canada-Renforcer les communaut√©s rurales du Canada Project. The project was a comprehensive study about the human and social capital of rural, small town and remote communities in… Read more

Strengthening Rural Canada: Why Place Matters in Rural Communities

Strengthening Rural Canada: Why Place Matters in Rural Communities Authors: Leona Gadsby and Ron Samson Date: 2016 This report documents phase two of a research project about developing literacy and essential skills (LES) as part of the solution to supporting growth and sustainability for rural communities. The project takes a place-based approach and engages six… Read more

Strengthening Rural Canada: Fewer and Older: Population and Demographic Challenges Across Canada

Strengthening Rural Canada: Fewer & Older: Population and Demographic Challenges Across Rural Canada: A Pan-Canadian Report Author: Dr. Bakhtiar Moazzami on behalf of Essential Skills Ontario, Decoda Literacy Solutions, the Saskatchewan Literacy Network, Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, and RESDAC. Date: 2015 Strengthening Rural Canada was a pan-Canadian initiative examining how demographic changes have impacted rural… Read more

Strengthening Rural Canada: Fewer & Older: The Population and Demographic Dilemma in Rural BC


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Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report analyzes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban British Columbia, as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. This webpage includes links to the full report, the… Read more

Working with Rotary: a guide for literacy practitioners


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This guide provides background information on Rotary Clubs for literacy practitioners.  It includes advice on making a presentation to Rotary as well as a sample presentation. Click here to access the guide.

Tips for a Good Presentation


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This is a checklist of things to remember when planning a presentation to potential funders. Includes ideas for following up after your presentation.

Tips to improving communication with the media


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This PR toolkit is a step-by-step guide for working with media in communities.  Designed for community literacy organizations in BC, it contains tips, tools and guidelines for working with the media, as well as some sample documents and tables.