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

Can you catch a ‘phish’?

Have you ever received a phishing email – an email that tries to trick you into giving personal or confidential information or access to your computer? This is a common cybercrime and phishing emails can be hard to identify. Here’s a decision tree to help you avoid phishing emails. For more tips and to test… Read more

Benefits of Unstructured Play

Unstructured play, sometimes called free play, allows children the freedom to explore, create and discover without predetermined rules or guidelines. Children choose what to do and how to do it. And, learning happens! The Canadian Public Health Association has created some resources around unstructured play. Here are two of the infographics on the benefits and… Read more

Email Writing Tips

Do you write emails everyday? Here are reminders of things you can do to improve your email communication. How to Write the Perfect Email – Tips and Tricks, a recent blog post from Grammarly, concisely covers the anatomy of a good email, common mistakes and what to do instead,  and four strategies to make your… Read more

ACEs and Toxic Stress

ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences. The Harvard Center on the Developing Child recently produced a new infographic that briefly explains the impact of ACEs and what can be done to reduce the effect of ACEs and toxic stress. For more information on the points in the infographic, read ACEs and Toxic Stress: Frequently Asked Questions…. Read more

Plain and Clear Language

Tomorrow is International Plain Language Day! The theme is ‘Let’s be clear!’ The following infographic was developed by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) in Ireland. Here are five online resources with more information: Clear Writing and Design: a reader-friendly handbook Making it clear: A Clear Language and design screen and checklist Plain language: a… Read more