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Plainly Speaking

Author: Nicole d’Entremont of Plainly Speaking What is plain language? Plain language is a way of writing or speaking that’s clear, concise and helpful. It’s the opposite of wordy and confusing communications. Plain language seems effortless, but it takes time and skill to put it into practice. Four reasons your… Read More »Plainly Speaking

Reflections on a monumental transition: What we have learned through embracing digital skills as foundational learning

Author – Monica Leong, Digital Divide Project consultant Do you remember the monumental shift that came about with the global health pandemic in the (long ago) spring of 2020? Everything turned upside down overnight.  A world that had long thought of digital skills, adequate hardware and reliable internet as ‘nice… Read More »Reflections on a monumental transition: What we have learned through embracing digital skills as foundational learning

The link between literacy and poverty: Can education help to eliminate poverty?

Written and posted by ABC Life Literacy Canada on June 15, 2023 ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. There’s no denying the direct link between poverty and literacy. This 2022 report found that roughly one in five school-aged children worldwide (about 262… Read More »The link between literacy and poverty: Can education help to eliminate poverty?

Building on the Case for Literacy in Alberta

The Canada West Foundation just released their report ,“The Case for Literacy in Alberta-Life is hard when you can’t read!”. It is great to see the need for increasing low literacy rates spotlighted. We wholeheartedly agree that addressing Albertan’s literacy challenges needs to be a multi-prong approach targeted to various… Read More »Building on the Case for Literacy in Alberta

Tips From the Field

Are Finances a Barrier for Your Program Applicant? Calgary Learns’ grants support foundational learning programs for adults with financial barriers. Some practitioners have asked us how to best discern if the adults applying to participate in their Calgary Learns funded program have financial barriers.  We have seen a variety of… Read More »Tips From the Field