Monthly Archives: December 2015

Order of Canada to Barb Byers

Congratulations to Barb Byers on being named to the Order of Canada. Barb has been a literacy advocate for over 25 years. She pioneered WEST, a workplace literacy program, as President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour. As Secretary Treasurer … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,100 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Dartmouth cafe that helps women to close next month | The Chronicle Herald

In a statement late Thursday, the Labour and Advanced Education Department acknowledged the enterprise was funded under the federal government’s Canada Job Fund Agreements and there is simply less federal funding for employability projects. I had been expecting this to … Continue reading

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A new home for the New Zealand Literacy Portal

One of my favourite sources of information on literacy is the New Zealand Literacy Portal. For years, every month I receive an email with a synopsis of the latest reports from across the world. For years, our Canadian research was … Continue reading

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