Helping children, one nature day at a time
With summer holidays now in full force, parents are enrolling their kids in sports lessons, camps and classes. And although these activities can help kids spend less time indoors, perhaps the most exciting summer adventure awaits them right outside your door - in nature.
Volunteers Caring for Canada
(National Volunteer Week - April 22-26)
Volunteers across the country are being recognized this week as National Volunteer Week kicks off. From Goose Bay to North Bay, Canadians who donate their time and talents continue to be a driving force in Canada's economy.
Erica Thompson spends her days coordinating the cross-country Conservation Volunteers program for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). She sees the positive impact Canadians make every day on the environment.
Bigger than prom: the 30 Hour Famine
For many it's bigger than prom - a night where kids get to take over their schools, walls come down between cliques and everyone has a giant party to celebrate the change they are making in the world. The World Vision 30 Hour Famine (famine.ca) is the largest youth fundraising event in the world to fight poverty and hunger. It's also a fun night, and a social highlight for schools and youth groups across Canada. Every group gets to plan a unique event as they go without solid food for 30 hours.
15 minutes is all it takes to improve literacy skills
After a long day at school, the last thing most kids want to do is learn at home. But the benefits of learning as a family outside the classroom are huge -- not only are children exposed to a culture of lifelong learning, but the bond between parent and child can grow with each teachable moment.
On-line "How-to" Videos Help Family Caregivers
Canadian Virtual Hospice Launches Caregiving Video Series
on National Caregivers Day -- April 5, 2012
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- For Release April 3, 2012
Family Literacy Day, January 27, 2012
Family Literacy Day is the largest national family literacy initiative in Canada.
Every year on January 27, families and communities across the country celebrate this special day at literacy-themed events coordinated by literacy organizations, schools, public libraries and families.
ABC Life Literacy Canada is asking every newspaper in Canada to run a Family Literacy Day advertisement. Newspapers Canada is proud to offer a variety of sizes for you to choose from. See below for links to the ads and the Family Literacy Day logo.
Take time to learn together on Family Literacy Day®
Finding time to learn, even for just 15 minutes a day together with your child can be hard to do with today's hectic schedules. But the benefits of dedicating this time together on a daily basis, whether reading and writing, playing and exercising, or simply talking about your day, are far-reaching and beneficial for everyone.
Embrace literacy at home for best results
Every day, we send our kids off to school hoping they will learn something – anything – and grow into knowledgeable, successful adults. But while we deal with the daily details of that thing called life, we sometimes forget to encourage learning at home.
War Amps Marks Remembrance Day With Re-Release Of First World War Documentaries
OTTAWA, November 1, 2011 -- November 11th marks the anniversary of the end of the First World War, and is a day Canadians honour and remember those who have served and those who died.
Cold Fire™ Ignites Massive Change in Home Fire Extinguisher Market During Fire Safety Week
Fire Safety Week 2011 sees the revolutionary anti-combustible Cold Fire™ make its journey from predominantly government and industrial use to availability for domestic use as well. Front line Tested by NASCAR racing teams and firefighters around the globe, Cold Fire's natural fire suppressants and retardants are now available to the public for use in their own homes.