Education

Published on Thu, 03/19/2020 by Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada

Safety in Schools Awards 100,000th Workplace Safety Training Certificate Through High School Program

Safety in Schools Awards 100,000th Workplace Safety Training Certificate Through High School Program

With its founding partners – ComplyWorks Ltd. and SWIFT Learning, Safety in Schools was able to provide the infrastructure and support needed to successfully launch and run the safety education and training program within the high school curriculum.

CALGARY, Alberta —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— Safety in Schools, a Calgary-based non-profit organization, announced today they have awarded their 100,000th workplace safety certificate, reaching a huge milestone within high schools across Western Canada and confirming their commitment to the education and safety of young workers.

Published on Tue, 02/11/2020 by BioTalent Canada

Youth Facing Challenges to Employment in Biotech Get Help via New Wage Subsidy

Youth Facing Challenges to Employment in Biotech Get Help via New Wage Subsidy

New BioTalent Canada wage subsidy will help youth gain employment in Canada’s bio-economy.

OTTAWA, Ontario --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Today, BioTalent Canada announced a new wage subsidy program to help youth facing challenges to employment gain valuable experience in Canada’s growing bio-economy. The program, known as “Career Starter,” will provide $1.87 million to help youth at risk of disconnecting from the bio-economy workforce, or who represent a demographic facing barriers to employment, such as: Canadians with a disability, Indigenous, visible minority, or a member of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Published on Thu, 02/06/2020 by ECO Canada

New Graduate Certificate in Science and Policy of Climate Change at Royal Roads

New Graduate Certificate in Science and Policy of Climate Change at Royal Roads

“The best way to tackle the real challenge is to empower environmental professionals with knowledge and education that is focused on creating solutions from a competent workforce. This certificate is the first of its kind to do just that.”

Published on Wed, 01/22/2020 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Families, libraries and literacy organizations among groups set to celebrate Family Literacy Day

Families, libraries and literacy organizations among groups set to celebrate Family Literacy Day

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Family Literacy Day is taking place on January 27th and hundreds of groups across the country are preparing to celebrate the annual initiative. Created in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada, Family Literacy Day is now in its 21st year and aims to encourage reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Each year, groups across the country take part by hosting events that include fun-filled learning activities.

Published on Thu, 10/24/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Take Charge of Your Finances with Money Matters

Take Charge of Your Finances with Money Matters

Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for adults that helps learners take control of their finances and make smarter decisions about spending and saving. Access the Money Matters program online at online.abcmoneymatters.ca.

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- November is Financial Literacy Month and this year’s theme is “Take Charge of Your Finances”. The goal of Financial Literacy Month is to encourage Canadians to take control of their financial well-being by making a budget, having a savings and debt reduction plan, and understanding their financial rights and responsibilities.

Published on Thu, 09/26/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Digital literacy program now available in French

Digital literacy program now available in French

TORONTO--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--A successful digital literacy program presented by ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) and Youth Empowering Parents has just been released in French.

Youth Teaching Adults provides an opportunity for youth to develop their leadership skills through teaching technology to adult learners one-on-one, and for learners to increase their digital literacy skills.

Published on Tue, 09/24/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada adds three new workshops to its UP Skills for Work program

ABC Life Literacy Canada adds three new workshops to its UP Skills for Work program

TORONTO--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--In honour of the 10th annual Essential Skills Day, ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) has added three additional workshops to its UP Skills for Work employability skills program on the topics of Stress Management, Adaptability and Confidence.

The program aims to help develop the key employability skills that employers look for when hiring. These soft skills help workers to be adaptable and motivated throughout their whole employment and as they move into new roles or careers.

Published on Mon, 09/16/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada Launches ‘SPOT Fake News Online’ Media Literacy Tool

News Media Canada Launches ‘SPOT Fake News Online’ Media Literacy Tool

Campaign will help Canadians to ‘SPOT’ fake news online by asking four critical questions

 

TORONTO, September 16, 2019 --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- News Media Canada today announced the launch of a new media literacy tool, SPOT Fake News Online, to help Canadians of all ages critically assess online news and information.

Published on Mon, 08/26/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is top winner of the Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is top winner of the Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Each of the winners have demonstrated that their program has made a positive contribution to the lives of their adult learners as well as the community, and all serve as a model for other organizations to adapt.

TORONTO, August 26, 2019 --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is pleased to announce the top and honourable mention winners of the 2019 Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award (LIA). The annual award recognizes organizations that develop and implement innovative adult literacy and essential skills programs in communities across Canada.

Published on Thu, 08/22/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

New financial literacy program available for people with diverse abilities

New financial literacy program available for people with diverse abilities

Like many students, Jenna Martinuzzi wasn't taught how to spend wisely or budget her money in school. So, when her mother suggested she take part in a pilot program designed to teach students with various abilities about everything from how interest works to the basics of daily banking opportunities, Martinuzzi jumped at the opportunity.

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