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.
Canadian Mother Develops Safe and Sound Cackleberries Online World for 3-7 Year Olds
Picture a friendly world reminiscent of a more innocent earlier time, a world of childhood wonder. This unique edutainment site where safety comes first has a mission to restore the innocence to childhood and in a real life story twist, it was virtual world producer and creator Eronne Foster's experience with street and addicted youth that made her so determined to create this site.
September Asthma Spike: Proper hand washing important
Every year, around the third week of September, hospitalization rates skyrocket for people with asthma. Research points to two main culprits:
- Over the summer, people with asthma tend to break from routine, including managing their asthma
- Once back at school, kids pass around viral infections (colds) and bring the bug home to family members.
Ways to stop the asthma spike:
Canada Post announces 2011 Literacy Awards winners
PRESS RELEASE EMBARGO : September 8, 2011
Globally some 796 million adults lack minimum literacy skills
OTTAWA (September 8, 2011) – In recognition of International Literacy Day, Canada Post today announced the winners of its 2011 Community Literacy Awards. There are 13 winners - seven in the Educator category and six Individuals from all parts of Canada. The Canada Post Community Literacy Awards program began in 1993 to recognize literacy learners and the community-based organizations that support them.