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Published on Fri, 01/26/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

This Groundhog Day, it’s all relatives

This Groundhog Day, it’s all relatives

February 2 marks Groundhog Day, a North American tradition dating back to 1888. The groundhog, also called the woodchuck, is the largest member of the squirrel family and one of four marmot species that live in Canada. Rather than just focusing on groundhogs this year, here are some fascinating facts about these rodents and some of their close relatives:

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 Sat, 12/23/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

10 ways to start 2018 on a green foot

10 ways to start 2018 on a green foot

With 2017 come and gone, there’s no better time than now to turn over a new leaf. The beginning of a new year brings new possibilities, and we make resolutions that we hope will stick over the next 365 days. Whether you’re hoping to hit the gym more frequently this year, or pledging to devote more time to family and friends, try incorporating nature into your resolutions. By putting more green into your step in 2018, you are not only benefiting the planet, but boosting your own well-being.

Published on Mon, 01/08/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Learn at play, every day

Learn at play, every day

 

Family Literacy Day comes once a year, on January 27, but there are lots of ways to get kids involved in learning every day. One of the best tools in a parent’s toolbox is play! Why not try one of these activities and see how much fun learning can be.

Published on Tue, 12/26/2017 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Get teens excited with these teen-friendly family literacy activities

Get teens excited with these teen-friendly family literacy activities

 

Teens and tweens may not want to participate in story time, but there are lots of ways to engage them in fun literacy activities. The key is to pick projects or games that work with their interest! Why not try one of these activities on Family Literacy Day with your older child for a fun way to bond and engage in learning together:

Published on Tue, 11/28/2017 by Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canada’s Species at Risk Continues to Grow

Canada’s Species at Risk Continues to Grow

by Mario Toneguzzi

The number of species at risk of extinction in Canada has risen to an alarming level and officials are meeting in Kananaskis, Alberta to plot a strategy to combat the increasing problem.

Published on Tue, 11/21/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Give giving a go this Giving Tuesday

Give giving a go this Giving Tuesday

This November 28, start the holiday season off on the right foot by taking part in Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday, a global giving and volunteer movement, officially returns this year on November 28. Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday encourages individuals and corporations to donate and/or volunteer their time to support charities and non-profit organizations. It follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday every year, as a way to help offset the buying frenzy that these days bring. This November 28, start the holiday season off on the right foot by taking part in Giving Tuesday. Are you wondering how to do your part?
Published on Wed, 10/25/2017 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Over 430 women in agriculture gather for Advancing Women Conference

Over 430 women in agriculture gather for Advancing Women Conference

Calgary, October 25, 2017 – More than 430 women in the Canadian agriculture industry are gathering in Niagara Falls for a one-of-a-kind experience of professional networking and personal inspiration.

The two-day Advancing Women in Agriculture: Life Skills for Leadership Conference takes place on October 30 & 31, 2017 and is the 7th conference in the series in Canada. This year organizers added a one-day tour of the wine country and 75 women from across Canada will be experiencing the area and industry. 

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