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Celebrating Literacy in Many Languages

This video was a Literacy Month contest entry from the ISS of BC (Tri Cities) LINC CLB 3 evening class. Our video entry focuses on the variety of languages we speak as our first language, and so we are literate in so many! This is one of the many ways we are celebrating Literacy Month… Read more

International Day of the Girl Child

Today is International Day of the Girl Child.  It’s a day to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. This year’s theme is With Her: A Skilled GirlForce, with a focus on preparing girls for a successful transition to work. Today, 600… Read more

Yes I Can: Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators

Yes I Can: A Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators is a unique resource from Project READ Literacy Network. This guide for adult education facilitators provides information and strategies for supporting adult learners living with mental health conditions or disorders. In addition to general information on mental health challenges, it presents information on specific… Read more

Teach Mental Health

New this year, Teach Mental Health is free online, self-paced professional development for teachers to increase their knowledge about mental health and mental illness.  The seven modules are designed to give teachers and teacher candidates a foundation of mental health literacy, including effective strategies to use with students and in your own life. The seven… Read more

Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World

Today is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. Did you know that half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated? To learn more, read the World Health Organization’s Adolescent mental health fact sheet. In… Read more

Data Privacy and the Internet of Things at Home

The Internet of Things refers to the “smart” or “connected” devices that connect to each other via the Internet. They collect and share information, including your personal information (sometimes more than you realize), and that can introduce cyber security risks. While many are aware of the risks to devices at work, there are devices at… Read more

Literacy Month 2018 Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our Literacy Month 2018 contest. All the entries deserve congratulations for the things they did to foster literacy in September. A random draw was made on October 1st for the prize winners. In the class category (new for this year), the ISS of BC (Tri Cities) LINC CLB 2/3 day… Read more

Unexpected Libraries

Have you been to a library in a phone booth?  Have you borrowed from a mobile camel library? Have you seen a library on the beach? To learn about these and other unexpected libraries, read The Weirdest Libraries Around the World.

Decoda Library Draw

October is Canadian Library Month! It’s a time to celebrate the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. This year’s theme is A Visit Will Get You Thinking. Libraries have books, but they offer so much more. Here are two recent articles on the importance of libraries – one with a wider, cultural perspective and… Read more

ABC Health Matters

October is Health Literacy Month! ABC Health Matters is a health literacy program from ABC Life Literacy Canada, with the support of AbbVie Corporation. The workbooks from their three hour workshop are now available to download for free. The resources are intended for people receiving health services and/or their caregivers. Make a Medical History Card… Read more