Resource Category: Community Literacy

Working with Volunteers: 25 ideas for good practice

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  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Resource Type: PDF
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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

Working with Rotary: a guide for literacy practitioners

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  • Publication Date: 2015
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  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions

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.

Tips for a Good Presentation

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  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Resource Type: PDF
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions

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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  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Resource Type: PDF
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions

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.