Women of Impact in Canada

This year Canada is celebrating International Women’s Day with the theme #BecauseOfYou. It is highlighting grassroots efforts to advance gender equality in communities across Canada and honouring Canadians who are driving positive change. Do you know why the following Canadian women are trailblazers? Find the answers and more in the Women of Impact in Canada… Read more

The Great Big Crunch

On March 5th, you can participate in The Great Big Crunch. At 11 am, join together to bite into crunchy fresh local produce! Teachers can connect the crunch to math, science, language arts and more using apple activities from FoodShare’s 2020 Great Big Crunch Educator Toolkit. The Great Big Crunch is one way to celebrate… Read more

Literacy Lost

Literacy Lost: Canada’s Basic Skills Shortfall is a new report from the Canada West Foundation. Written by Janet Lane and T. Scott Murray, this report uses PIAAC data to describe the shortage of literacy skills in Canada and why that matters. Here’s the introduction: Workplaces are changing quickly. Machines or algorithms are replacing some tasks,… Read more

Canada History Week

This week is Canada History Week! This year’s theme is Science, Creativity and Innovation: Our Canadian Story, highlighting historic achievements by Canadians in the fields of medicine, science, technology, engineering and math. Historica Canada has created a digital magazine for Canada History Week. This interactive publication provides snapshots of Canadian accomplishments with links to more… Read more

BC People : Portraits of Diversity

Today is Canadian Multiculturalism Day! It’s an opportunity to celebrate diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect. It’s also a time to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society. British Columbia is the most ethnically diverse province in Canada. Almost 30% of BC’s four million people… Read more

Adult Literacy in Canada 2017

In 2017, CUPE conducted a study of the literacy landscape in Canada. They were interested in determining if and how adult literacy practitioners and leaders were able to sustain their work, after major federal funding cuts to literacy. The study also identified shared needs across the country. Based on interviews with almost 40 organizations and… Read more

National Research Plan for Financial Literacy

The Research Sub-Committee on Financial Literacy has released Progress Report: Canada’s National research Plan on Financial Literacy 2016-2018. The report shares major themes and emerging trends in financial literacy research as well as opportunities for future research. It goes beyond reporting research results to discussing the implications for practitioners and what the findings can mean… Read more

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week

This year, TD Canadian Children’s Book Week runs from May 5th to 12th. The theme is “Bring Books to Life”.  This is a week to celebrate Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading. Readings and workshops are planned in communities across Canada. To help you create your own event or reading list, a TD… Read more

Refugee Rights Day Lesson Activities

April 4th is Refugee Rights Day in Canada. It marks the day that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was interpreted as guaranteeing refugees the same basic rights as anyone else in Canada. BC TEAL has created Refugee Rights Day Lesson Activities for EAL classrooms.  These intercultural competency-informed materials support classroom conversations on diversity,… Read more