Education

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.

Published on Thu, 06/21/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Empowering Indigenous Peoples through Money Matters financial literacy program

Empowering Indigenous Peoples through Money Matters financial literacy program

On Thursday June 21st the summer solstice sun will rise on National Indigenous Peoples Day. A day for all Canadians to celebrate the culture and ongoing contributions of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit to the intricate fabric of our country.

Published on Thu, 06/21/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples

(Toronto, ON – June 21, 2018)  As the sun rises on the longest day of the year ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) joins Canadians across the country in celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and the many contributions of our country’s Indigenous Peoples.

Published on Tue, 04/17/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family literacy program reaches Canadians in five first languages with new website and activities

Family literacy program reaches Canadians in five first languages with new website and activities

[TORONTO] -- ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is proud to announce the new and improved HSBC Family Literacy First website — www.familyliteracyfirst.ca — now with access to over 50 downloadable family learning activities.

Published on Thu, 01/25/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Canadian Families Learn Together for the Largest Family Literacy Celebration in Canada on Family Literacy Day

Canadian Families Learn Together for the Largest Family Literacy Celebration in Canada on Family Literacy Day

Published on Wed, 01/17/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Q&A with Family Literacy Day Honourary Chair Barbara Reid

Q&A with Family Literacy Day Honourary Chair Barbara Reid

Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Published on Tue, 01/09/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Ring in the New Year by improving your financial literacy

Ring in the New Year by improving your financial literacy

The New Year is a time for new beginnings and resolutions, and one of the best resolutions you can make for yourself and your family is to become more financially literate. Financial literacy is having the skills and confidence to set financial goals and achieve them using the tools and resources that are available to you. ABC Life Literacy Canada has created a variety of free resources for all Canadians as well as those new to Canada, such as Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians. ABC recommends the following financial literacy tips to start the New Year:

Published on Tue, 01/09/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Money Matters empowers newcomers and new Canadians to start the New Year in control of their finances

Money Matters empowers newcomers and new Canadians to start the New Year in control of their finances

(Toronto, ON – January 9, 2018) ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is ringing in the New Year with Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians, a financial literacy program for Canada’s newcomer community. The program, which is taught at community learning centres across the country, helps learners to navigate the Canadian banking system, learn how to save and build credit. The program also enables learners to set financial goals and develop the skills and confidence to reach them.

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