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Presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in September 2010, this report summarizes the organization’s activities in the preceding year.
Among the highlights of the year were the development of a comprehensive directory of services and programs available in New Brunswick’s Aboriginal community; continuing work on a project designed to build capacity for family literacy; and the start of planning for LCNB’s first regional learning disabilities workshop.
In August 2010, the annual Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament raised more than $150,000 for literacy and Essential Skills programs and services in New Brunswick.
This report, presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in September 2011, includes a summary of activities for 2010-2011; a report from the organization’s president; a financial statement; and a message from the coalition’s honorary patron, writer Sheree Fitch.
Among the highlights of the year was the completion of the Building Capacity for Family Literacy Project, which included six round table sessions and two sessions involving conversations with parents.
In April 2011, the LCNB held its first writing contest. The theme, “Lifelong Learning: the Future of New Brunswick,” was chosen to tie in with International Adult Learners Week, April 2-9. Twenty submissions were received and prizes were awarded to five adult learners.
The year also included the first meeting of the Provincial Literacy Partners group, which is made up of representatives from the LCNB; the Fédération d'alphabétisation du Nouveau-Brunswick (FANB); the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD); and the Workplace Essential Skills and Community Adult Learning Programs of the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. The goal of the group is to ensure good communication among those working in the field of literacy and Essential Skills.
Re: Hearings on Literacy
In February 2007, members of NALD were invited by the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to participate in the ongoing national discussion on literacy and its impact on education and employment skills in Canada.
Outlined in this brief, The National Adult Literacy Database Inc. recommends that the Senate strongly urge Cabinet to:
1. Recognize that literacy is not simply a children's education issue;
2. Renew its commitment to provide leadership and work with partners to develop and implement a coherent pan-Canadian literacy strategy;
3. Repair the broken partnerships with the provinces and territories that are so vital to build capacity and coherence in a truly pan-Canadian strategy.
Authors: Richard Hutchins
This document is part of the Community Capacity Building Toolkit developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick.
Recruitment and retention of volunteers and learners are important elements for success in any literacy organization. This document deals with a number of the key factors that should be considered in developing and maintaining a strong community-based organizational strategy.
The Ontario Literacy Coalition's Workplace/Workforce Literacy Symposium
This paper was written in May 2005 for the Ontario Literacy Coalition's Workplace/Workforce Symposium, which brought together delegates representing business, labour, literacy organizations, adult learners, adult education and training organizations, and government.
The purpose of this paper was to provide a common starting point and a forward-looking perspective for stimulating dialogue and future action on workforce and workplace literacy. This paper attempts to begin identifying and clarifying the multiple voices and interests of those with a stake in this field. It is not an exhaustive survey but, rather, presents the results of surveying a small number of people from provincial and national organizations that represent large constituencies in Ontario.
The document includes background information; information on workplace literacy approaches and partnerships; consultations with stakeholders in preparation for the symposium; a summary; and an appendix.
The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) developed this revised strategic plan following its 2009 annual meeting. The authors note that the plan reflects a clearly defined relationship with the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, as well as the expectations contained in the funding agreement with the Government of Canada.
The strategic plan includes a mission statement; a guide to the principles of the LCNB; an organizational chart; and an explanation of the expectations set for the board of the LCNB.
The authors have also included an action plan; a discussion of the challenges ahead; organizational options for the future; and a statement of the coalition’s long-term vision.
Authors: Yukon Literacy Coalition
This annual report offers an update on the work of the Yukon Literacy Coalition (YLC), an organization committed to supporting and encouraging literacy in all the languages of the Yukon.
The document includes reports from the president of the coalition’s board, its executive director, and the director of its family literacy centre.
Some highlights of the year included receiving funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to carry out a Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) workplace and workforce research project; the start of a film project on LES in the Yukon; planning for the Pan Northern Gathering scheduled for Yellowknife in 2012; and the preparation of the first draft of a strategic plan for the YLC.
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