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Working with Volunteers: 25 ideas for good practice
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. Each… Read more
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… Read more
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 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… 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
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
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
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
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.