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Published on Fri, 12/28/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Literacy Day is January 27

Family Literacy Day is January 27

We're counting down to the 20th anniversary of Family Literacy Day (FLD) on January 27! In celebration of this milestone, families are encouraged to "Take 20" minutes to make learning together part of their everyday. Download the following free resources to support your FLD activities.

Published on Wed, 12/05/2018 by Domtar Corporation

Domtar Employees Donate Books and Read to Students at Humke Elementary School & Chahk Ha Chee Head Start Childcare Center

Domtar Employees Donate Books and Read to Students at Humke Elementary School & Chahk Ha Chee Head Start Childcare Center

Employee volunteers read to kindergartners & preschoolers today and donated more than 150 books during two reading events; Domtar’s reading and book donation events also featured the company’s holiday parade float and a visit from Santa

NEKOOSA, Wis., December 5, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced that employee volunteers from the company’s pulp and paper mill in Nekoosa, WI today visited local Humke Elementary School and the Chahk Ha Chee Head Start Childcare Center to read to children and to commem

Published on Thu, 10/25/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Invest in Your Financial Well-Being with Money Matters

Invest in Your Financial Well-Being with Money Matters

Toronto, ON - October 25, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - November is Financial Literacy Month and this year’s theme is “Invest in your financial well-being”. The goal of Financial Literacy Month is to encourage Canadians to take control of their finances and reduce financial stress. Money Matters, ABC Life Literacy Canada’s suite of money management workshops and tools are designed to do exactly that.

Published on Fri, 10/05/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Steve Nixon, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association
I am very concerned. You should be, too.

Recently, I read some statistics on how Canadians are navigating their way through the whole “Fake News” issue.

Published on Thu, 10/04/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter – Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter – Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Dave Adsett, Publisher, The Wellington Advertiser, Fergus, ON

Every town has one. In Fergus, his name is Ian.

Published on Thu, 10/04/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Margaret Hasein, Publisher, Biggar Independent, Biggar, SK

It was a typical summer night, sitting around the campfire at the lake. Friends and family, lots of laughter, toasting marshmallows, partaking in a few beverages.

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Concordia University

First Engineering Faculty in Canada Named after a Woman: Business Leader Gina Cody Donates $15 Million to Concordia University

First Engineering Faculty in Canada Named after a Woman: Business Leader Gina Cody Donates $15 Million to Concordia University

Gift to establish Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science will improve access to education, fund research and inspire a new generation

Published on Thu, 09/20/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Teamwork, Time Management, and Presentation Workshops Highlight ABC Life Literacy Canada’s Celebration of Essential Skills Day

Teamwork, Time Management, and Presentation Workshops Highlight ABC Life Literacy Canada’s Celebration of Essential Skills Day

Toronto, ON – September 20, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - Today marks the 9th annual Essential Skills Day, a day set aside to raise awareness of the nine essential skills and the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. In celebration of Essential Skills Day, ABC Life Literacy Canada has released three new workshops to add to the UP Skills for Work employability skills program.  

Published on Thu, 09/13/2018 by Top Hat

Top Hat Announces Scholarship to Recognize Innovative Teaching Practices and Celebrate Student Leadership, Growth and Success

Top Hat Announces Scholarship to Recognize Innovative Teaching Practices and Celebrate Student Leadership, Growth and Success

To make higher education more affordable, Top Hat has officially launched the Top Hat Scholarship. Profs can nominate students for 1 of 5 scholarships with a total prize value of $100,000USD per year.

Top Hat is offering five scholarships to students with a combined annual prize value of $100,000 USD

Top Hat Scholarship exemplifies Top Hat’s mission to support innovative educators
who are supporting student success through innovative teaching and active learning

Published on Thu, 08/30/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada Connects Learners to Learning Centres in Celebration of International Literacy Day

ABC Life Literacy Canada Connects Learners to Learning Centres in Celebration of International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is a global event which was created to bring awareness to the fact that literacy is a matter of dignity and a human right.

TORONTO, August 30, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - UNESCO has proclaimed that September 8th, 2018 is International Literacy Day (ILD). This year’s theme is Literacy and Skills Development. Skills, in this context refers to the knowledge and competencies required for employment, careers, and livelihoods; particularly technical and vocational skills, along with transferable skills and digital skills.

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