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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.

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

ABC Life Literacy Canada introduces new Money Matters workbooks for people with diverse abilities

ABC Life Literacy Canada introduces new Money Matters workbooks for people with diverse abilities

Toronto, August 22, 2019 —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is pleased to announce it is adding to its suite of Money Matters financial literacy programs. Money Matters for People with Diverse Abilities is launching nationally with three workbooks available for download at www.abcmoneymatters.ca. The workbooks can be used by anyone teaching financial literacy programming.

Published on Tue, 07/23/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada joins the fight against fake news

News Media Canada joins the fight against fake news

New educational program funded by the Digital Citizen Initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage will help Canadians ‘SPOT’ flaws in online news stories

“There is an urgent need to ensure that all Canadians can critically assess what they’re reading and watching online.”

TORONTO, July 23, 2019 —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— With new funding from the Digital Citizen Initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage, News Media Canada today announced plans to launch an educational program to empower Canadians in the fight against fake news.

Published on Wed, 07/10/2019 by Top Hat

Top Hat Awards $100,000 Scholarship to Five Exceptional University Students

Top Hat Awards $100,000 Scholarship to Five Exceptional University Students

Nominated by their professors, honorees across North America selected for displaying leadership, growth and academic success.

Recipients of the first annual Top Hat Scholarship attend Ohio University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M, University of North Georgia and Dalhousie University.

Top Hat Gives Back with $100,000 Scholarship: The five recipients of the inaugural Top Hat Scholarship were nominated by their professors for displaying leadership, growth and academic success.

TORONTO--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--Top Hat, the leading active learning platform for higher education, has awarded scholarships worth a combined $100,000 USD to five exceptional North American students for their academic achievements and the positive learning environ

Published on Wed, 06/26/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada releases two new Money Matters videos

ABC Life Literacy Canada releases two new Money Matters videos

TORONTO, June 26, 2019 – /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – National literacy organization ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) has just released two new videos relating to its Money Matters program – an introductory financial literacy course targeted at adult literacy learners. The videos highlight the success of two program adaptations: Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians.

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