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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.

Published on Tue, 08/28/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Further Education Society of Alberta named Top Winner of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Further Education Society of Alberta named Top Winner of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Calgary-based organization to receive $20,000 for its New Beginnings program

“This year’s winners highlight the creative work taking place across the literacy field in order to reach underserved and at-risk populations.” - Mack Rogers, Executive Director, ABC Life Literacy Canada

TORONTO, August 28, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award (LIA). The LIA recognizes organizations that develop and implement innovative adult literacy and essential skills programs in communities across Canada. The award is bestowed on one top winner and four honourable mention winners.

Published on Thu, 08/09/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Money Matters Workshop in Simplified Chinese Gets the Thumbs Up from Participants

Money Matters Workshop in Simplified Chinese Gets the Thumbs Up from Participants

On a mild Tuesday morning in late July, a group of senior citizens began arriving at ASSIST Community Services Centre in downtown Edmonton. The room was set up for a workshop for 15 people, but they kept coming.

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