Resource Category: Community Literacy

Decoda Literacy Calendar 2020

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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions

This is a list of literacy-related dates to remember in the calendar year.

Community Literacy Planning Guide: Working Together for Literacy

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  • Publication Date: 2012 (Revised edition)
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions

This guidebook explores how the community literacy plan, a reporting requirement for ongoing literacy funding, can be completed. But more importantly, this guide provides task groups and literacy outreach coordinators with a tool to maintain the community literacy process. It discusses roles and responsibilities, how the work gets done, how resources are allocated, and how… Keep reading

Community Literacy Planning Guide

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  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: 2010 Legacies Now
  • By: Editors: Carole Trueman, Fiona Morrison, Ron Faris, Leona Gadasby, Nicole Allan, Natasha Vander Wal

The Literacy Now Communities program involves community members developing a plan that addresses local literacy needs. This guide explains the program and presents a process for developing and implementing a community plan.

Communicating about Literacy: Developing Your Communications Strategy

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  • Publication Date: 2008?
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: 2010 Legacies Now
  • By: 2010 Legacies Now

This guide lays out a step-by-step process for developing a communications strategy about literacy. Includes a hypothetical example of the steps in action. A supplementary, companion document to the Community Literacy Planning Guide published in 2006.

Literacy Now and District Literacy Initiatives: Connecting Loosely Coupled Formal and Informal Services

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Report
  • Source: UBC
  • By: Victor Glickman, Jim Anderson, Suzanne Smythe, Colleen Hawkey, Ann Anderson

This review of the community literacy planning process found that “…the community literacy process has been very effective in supporting participants to increase collaboration, enhance coordination, form partnerships and work together to reach out and provide rationalized and relevant services across their communities.”

Working with Volunteers: 25 ideas for good practice

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  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions

Working with Volunteers: 25 Ideas for Good Practice aims to provide a quick reference for things to know in order to make working with volunteers a positive experience for both your organization and the volunteer. It is written with the needs of literacy organizations and programs in British Columbia and their volunteers in mind.

Together to Learn: Helping parents to succeed

Together to Learn is a family literacy program that helps parents to upgrade courses while their children are being minded. The program is a partnership between Kootenay Family Place, Selkirk College and Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL). As well as providing upgrading and childminding, the program offers family literacy opportunities and hosts guest speakers… Keep reading

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

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  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions
  • By: Maureen Kehler and Leona Gadsby

This guidebook is the result of the Strengthening Rural Canada-Renforcer les communautés rurales du Canada Project. The project was a comprehensive study about the human and social capital of rural, small town and remote communities in Canada. The initiative investigated the connections between human capital and rural growth in communities. For the research project, the… Keep reading

Strengthening Rural Canada: Why Place Matters in Rural Communities

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  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Resource Type: Report
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions
  • By: Leona Gadsby and Ron Samson

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 rural communities in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario. The main objective of the research project was to… Keep reading

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

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  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Resource Type: PDFReport
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions
  • By: Dr. Bakhtiar Moazzami on behalf of Essential Skills Ontario, Decoda Literacy Solutions, the Saskatchewan Literacy Network, Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, and RESDAC

Strengthening Rural Canada was a pan-Canadian initiative examining how demographic changes have impacted rural and urban areas in four Canadian provinces, namely, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The focus has been on the following four population groups: 1. Total population; 2. Francophone population defined as individuals whose mother tongue is French; 3…. Keep reading