Education

Published on Mon, 10/07/2013 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Helping Your Teen to Map out a Career Course

Helping Your Teen to Map out a Career Course

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" For a young child, it's a question that usually unleashes optimism, fantasy and possibility. But for teens rapidly approaching the end of high school, it can stir up feelings of confusion, stress and anxiety, especially if they're completely unsure about the direction they're heading.

Help your teen navigate their educational and career options by:

Published on Thu, 09/05/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Unwind from school with nature

Unwind from school with nature

Summer is out and school is in; a phrase hardly celebrated by those heading back to class this fall. Thankfully weekends exist; two days a week free for family time. And what better way to unwind with your family, than spending time in nature? After all, some say fresh air and open spaces might be just what you need to be successful throughout school year.

Published on Tue, 07/02/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Helping children, one nature day at a time

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.

Published on Fri, 04/19/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Volunteers Caring for Canada

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.

Published on Tue, 04/16/2013 by World Vision Canada

Bigger than prom: the 30 Hour Famine

Bigger than prom: the 30 Hour Famine

The 30 Hour Famine is a fun event allowing Canadian students to helps children globally by supporting World Vision projects.

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.

Published on Mon, 12/10/2012 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

15 minutes is all it takes to improve literacy skills

15 minutes is all it takes to improve literacy skills

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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.

Published on Wed, 04/04/2012 by Canadian Virtual Hospice

On-line "How-to" Videos Help Family Caregivers

On-line "How-to" Videos Help Family Caregivers

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Canadian Virtual Hospice Launches Caregiving Video Series
on National Caregivers Day -- April 5, 2012


WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- For Release April 3, 2012

Published on Wed, 11/30/2011 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Literacy Day, January 27, 2012

Family Literacy Day, January 27, 2012

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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.

Published on Wed, 11/23/2011 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Take time to learn together on Family Literacy Day®

Take time to learn together on Family Literacy Day®

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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.

Published on Wed, 11/16/2011 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Embrace literacy at home for best results

Embrace literacy at home for best results

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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.

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