Families, Parenting and Children

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 Sat, 04/07/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Volunteer ideas for nature lovers

Volunteer ideas for nature lovers

National Volunteer Week, April 15 to 21, 2018, is the perfect time to lend a hand in your community.

National Volunteer Week, April 15 to 21, is the perfect time to lend a hand in your community. With spring finally here, why not take advantage of the more comfortable temperatures and volunteer outdoors? There are many nature conservation volunteer opportunities where you can get some fresh air, meet others with similar interests and explore new areas, all while protecting nature and wildlife.

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, 01/16/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Make a pledge to nature this year

Make a pledge to nature this year

If you didn't make any New Year’s resolutions, if you’ve given up on the ones you made or if you want to add more to your list, make it a goal this year to devote yourself to nature. Getting out into nature is great for your health, learning about nature expands your knowledge and helping conserve natural areas and the species that live in them is vital to our planet’s health. Here are some ideas on how you can appreciate and give back to nature in 2018:

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.

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.

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