Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Thu, 03/28/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Connecting tech-savvy youths with adult learners

Connecting tech-savvy youths with adult learners

It would seem that connecting tech-savvy Canadians with those who could learn from their digital know-how could benefit both the teacher and the learner.

Many young Canadians have grown up with technology as a constant in their lives. They’ve always had the Internet at their fingertips; mobile devices and tablets always on-hand to be kept up-to-date on the latest news. For these Canadians, the rapidly changing demands of technology are expected and exciting, with the introduction of new devices promising to make everyday tasks easier and quicker.

Published on Thu, 03/28/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Youths teach digital literacy to Adult Learners

Youths teach digital literacy to Adult Learners

"Youth Teaching Adults will bring together youth tutors and adult learners for a rewarding intergenerational learning experience where both the tutor and adult will build confidence and skills."

TORONTO, March 28, 2019 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – In the age of rapidly changing technology, it can be difficult to keep up. While some Canadians thrive on new digital devices and technology, others find it confusing and daunting. How do we connect tech-savvy individuals with those who could benefit the most from their knowledge? Introducing: Youth Teaching Adults.

Published on Mon, 03/11/2019 by Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada

Media Advisory: Legendary Rock Band FOREIGNER to Visit Shriners Hospitals for Children® ─ Canada on Tuesday, March 12th

Media Advisory: Legendary Rock Band FOREIGNER to Visit Shriners Hospitals for Children® ─ Canada on Tuesday, March 12th

Event Information

03/12/2019 @ 1:00 PM
Montreal, Quebec

FOREIGNER Has A Long-Standing Relationship with Shriners Hospitals for Children®, and Recently Donated a Special Version of its Classic Song “I Want To Know What Love Is” with a Choir Featuring Shriners Hospitals for Children Patients

Published on Thu, 01/24/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Canadian Families Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Family Literacy Day

Canadian Families Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Family Literacy Day

TORONTO, January 24, 2019 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - How will you celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 27? That’s the question ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) has been asking families, community organizations, schools, libraries, and learning centres coast-to-coast-to-coast in the lead up to the 20th Anniversary of this annual event.

Published on Mon, 01/21/2019 by Scouts Canada

Take Winter Adventures to the Next Level with Scouts Canada’s Ultimate Camping Hacks

Take Winter Adventures to the Next Level with Scouts Canada’s Ultimate Camping Hacks

Winter and camping, an oxymoron? Or the ultimate outdoor adventure? The experts at Scouts Canada agree with the latter!

Picture this, you’ve just set up camp and have a warm fire roaring, when white billows of snow begin to fall around you. There’s nothing more Canadian than winter camping, but of course, warmth, comfort, and safety should be top of mind before planning your next (or first) camping venture in cold temperatures.

Published on Fri, 12/28/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Literacy Day is January 27

Family Literacy Day is January 27

We're counting down to the 20th anniversary of Family Literacy Day (FLD) on January 27! In celebration of this milestone, families are encouraged to "Take 20" minutes to make learning together part of their everyday. Download the following free resources to support your FLD activities.

Published on Fri, 11/30/2018 by HBC Foundation

HBC Foundation Establishes Scholarship Fund to Support the Jed Foundation in Improving College Student Mental Health

HBC Foundation Establishes Scholarship Fund to Support the Jed Foundation in Improving College Student Mental Health

Fund will benefit over half a million young adults

First grant awarded to Tufts University at New York Times Get With The Times Event

Published on Fri, 11/16/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Three ways to get closer to nature

Three ways to get closer to nature

Canadians are more disconnected from nature than ever before. We spend more and more of our time indoors, and a large per cent of us live in an urban setting away from large natural areas.

We’re losing touch with the natural world, one that needs our help to stop and reverse the damage left by development and climate change.

Published on Thu, 10/25/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Invest in Your Financial Well-Being with Money Matters

Invest in Your Financial Well-Being with Money Matters

Toronto, ON - October 25, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - November is Financial Literacy Month and this year’s theme is “Invest in your financial well-being”. The goal of Financial Literacy Month is to encourage Canadians to take control of their finances and reduce financial stress. Money Matters, ABC Life Literacy Canada’s suite of money management workshops and tools are designed to do exactly that.

Published on Tue, 10/23/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Demystifying spooky species this Halloween

Demystifying spooky species this Halloween

By Wendy Ho, Content Coordinator, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Why do some species spook us more than others? Some say it is an evolutionary adaptation, some say it is an irrational fear, while still others say that is because some (like spiders) are always shrouded in myths.

If you’re not a fan of spiders, read on below to learn more about a few common spooky species, and turn your perception of them from awful to awesome.

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