ABC Life Literacy Canada

Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month! This year’s theme is Take Charge of Your Finances. ABC Life Literacy Canada has produced a financial literacy infographic that summarizes some of the statistics about financial literacy in Canada. In addition, they have also made available: Financial Literacy Month 2019 social media guide Money Matters Workbook 1: Spending Plans… Read more

ABC Health Matters

October is Health Literacy Month! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines health literacy as “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.” It includes knowing how to describe symptoms, where to find help for health issues,… Read more

Money Matters Financial Literacy Program

Are you looking for financial literacy resources or a financial literacy program? ABC Life Literacy Canada has produced Money Matters, a free introductory financial literacy program. It covers topics such as spending plans, basic banking, credit and borrowing, and saving. If your organization hosts workshops, you receive free online training and workshop materials will be… Read more

Five Indigenous Financial Literacy Resources

The financial literacy challenges of Indigenous individuals and communities are complicated by cultural and structural barriers. (Collin, 2011) Here are five resources that have been developed to support Indigenous financial literacy: Financial Health and Wealth is a new publication from the Native Women’s Association of Canada. While NWAC focuses on the lives of Indigenous women… Read more

UP Skills Update

UP Skills for Work is a workforce literacy program from ABC Life Literacy. It will include free workshops and workbooks with introductory information on key employability skills: motivation, attitude, accountability, presentation, teamwork, time management, adaptability, stress management and confidence. Last fall, three of the workplace skills were addressed: motivation, attitude and accountability. This fall, three… Read more

UP Skills for Work

Are you starting to plan your adult literacy programs for the fall? What about new-to-you workplace literacy programs? Here’s a program to consider. UP Skills for Work is a workplace literacy program from ABC Life Literacy Canada. This soft skills program is designed to be delivered to adult learners at community organizations and workplaces across… Read more

ABC Internet Matters

ABC Life Literacy Canada has created a new pilot digital literacy program ABC Internet Matters. The program is designed to help adults develop a deeper understanding of the Internet, what it is and how it can help them do things that are important to them, their families, work, and community. The program is structured around… Read more

A Guide to Voting for Literacy Practitioners

Civic literacy is the knowledge and skills needed to participate in making change in your community. This includes voting. The Canadian federal election next month provides an opportunity for literacy learners to practice civic literacy. ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Elections Canada has created A Guide to Voting: a Literacy Practitioner Workbook for… Read more