Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Wed, 01/22/2020 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Families, libraries and literacy organizations among groups set to celebrate Family Literacy Day

Families, libraries and literacy organizations among groups set to celebrate Family Literacy Day

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Family Literacy Day is taking place on January 27th and hundreds of groups across the country are preparing to celebrate the annual initiative. Created in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada, Family Literacy Day is now in its 21st year and aims to encourage reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Each year, groups across the country take part by hosting events that include fun-filled learning activities.

Published on Mon, 01/13/2020 by Scouts Canada

A Scout’s Guide to Winter: Cold-Weather Tips from Canada’s Youngest Outdoor Experts

A Scout’s Guide to Winter: Cold-Weather Tips from Canada’s Youngest Outdoor Experts

Click here to download photos. Photo credit: Images courtesy of Scouts Canada.

Before an excursion, make sure you are informed and prepared for potential scenarios to enjoy safe adventures.

The snow and cold are here to stay – meteorologists are predicting a classic Canadian winter season with chilly conditions hanging on through April. When heading out into the cold, whether it’s commuting to work or school, or embracing winter sports, it’s important to keep safety in mind.

Published on Thu, 12/12/2019 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Training, Equipment, and Teamwork Combine to Save Youth Trapped in Corn

Training, Equipment, and Teamwork Combine to Save Youth Trapped in Corn

By Robin Anderson for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
Grain entrapment is a growing concern on farms and in grain handling facilities. Grain entrapment happens quickly and is often fatal. That’s where the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s (CASA) BeGrainSafe program comes in. BeGrainSafe works to save lives through awareness and training.
Published on Thu, 10/24/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Take Charge of Your Finances with Money Matters

Take Charge of Your Finances with Money Matters

Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for adults that helps learners take control of their finances and make smarter decisions about spending and saving. Access the Money Matters program online at online.abcmoneymatters.ca.

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- November is Financial Literacy Month and this year’s theme is “Take Charge of Your Finances”. The goal of Financial Literacy Month is to encourage Canadians to take control of their financial well-being by making a budget, having a savings and debt reduction plan, and understanding their financial rights and responsibilities.

Published on Thu, 09/26/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Digital literacy program now available in French

Digital literacy program now available in French

TORONTO--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--A successful digital literacy program presented by ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) and Youth Empowering Parents has just been released in French.

Youth Teaching Adults provides an opportunity for youth to develop their leadership skills through teaching technology to adult learners one-on-one, and for learners to increase their digital literacy skills.

Published on Tue, 09/24/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada adds three new workshops to its UP Skills for Work program

ABC Life Literacy Canada adds three new workshops to its UP Skills for Work program

TORONTO--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--In honour of the 10th annual Essential Skills Day, ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) has added three additional workshops to its UP Skills for Work employability skills program on the topics of Stress Management, Adaptability and Confidence.

The program aims to help develop the key employability skills that employers look for when hiring. These soft skills help workers to be adaptable and motivated throughout their whole employment and as they move into new roles or careers.

Published on Thu, 09/12/2019 by Domino's Pizza of Canada

Domino’s Pizza of Canada® Once Again Partners with SickKids

Domino’s Pizza of Canada® Once Again Partners with SickKids

Every time a Customer Orders the “SickKids Special Offer,” $2 will be donated to SickKids!

Join Dominos Canada on Sunday, September 15th between 11am–4pm (or while supplies last) to help raise money for SickKids!

TECUMSEH, Ontario --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- On Sunday, September 15, Domino’s Pizza stores in the Greater Toronto Area will be raising “dough” for SickKids Foundation.

Published on Mon, 08/26/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is top winner of the Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is top winner of the Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Each of the winners have demonstrated that their program has made a positive contribution to the lives of their adult learners as well as the community, and all serve as a model for other organizations to adapt.

TORONTO, August 26, 2019 --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is pleased to announce the top and honourable mention winners of the 2019 Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award (LIA). The annual award recognizes organizations that develop and implement innovative adult literacy and essential skills programs in communities across Canada.

Published on Thu, 08/22/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

New financial literacy program available for people with diverse abilities

New financial literacy program available for people with diverse abilities

Like many students, Jenna Martinuzzi wasn't taught how to spend wisely or budget her money in school. So, when her mother suggested she take part in a pilot program designed to teach students with various abilities about everything from how interest works to the basics of daily banking opportunities, Martinuzzi jumped at the opportunity.

Published on Thu, 08/22/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada introduces new Money Matters workbooks for people with diverse abilities

ABC Life Literacy Canada introduces new Money Matters workbooks for people with diverse abilities

Toronto, August 22, 2019 —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is pleased to announce it is adding to its suite of Money Matters financial literacy programs. Money Matters for People with Diverse Abilities is launching nationally with three workbooks available for download at www.abcmoneymatters.ca. The workbooks can be used by anyone teaching financial literacy programming.

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