Top 10 literacy news posts of 2020

In case you missed any of the many great news posts written for the literacy community this year, we’ve recapped the top 10 most popular.

  1. 20 family literacy activities to keep you busy in 2020
    In celebration of the 21st annual Family Literacy Day in January, ABC Life Literacy Canada offered 20 tips for families to do during 2020 to keep their literacy skills sharp.
  2. How to support adult learners in a remote setting
    In response to COVID-19 and the need for literacy programs to be delivered remotely, we offered advice on how literacy practitioners could build a distance learning program.
  3. Introducing a webinar series on remote program delivery
    We hosted a series of webinars in May and June to support literacy practitioners with the implementation of remote program delivery. Each of the webinars were recorded and you can still access these recordings.
  4. The importance of health literacy during a pandemic
    With so much information being shared on the internet and on social media, separating fact from fiction can be difficult. This article was a timely response to the pandemic and reinforced the importance of health literacy.
  5. New essential skills resources available
    We released new essential skills workbooks and activities from our Activate Learning program, which aims to improve the number of training opportunities in Newfoundland & Labrador. The resources can be downloaded by anyone.
  6. Where to find literacy worksheets for adults
    In order to keep adult learners engaged throughout their learning, they need to be offered a variety of innovative programming and course material, including worksheets. This article looks at popular places online to find literacy worksheets for adults.
  7. Free webinar series to better understand your finances
    In celebration of Financial Literacy Month in November, we ran a five-part Money Matters webinar series on steps to take to become a better money manager. You can view the recordings here.
  8. Adult literacy funding opportunities for non-profit organizations
    Navigating the world of fundraising can be a challenge, so we pulled together a list of adult literacy grants and funding opportunities for literacy organizations in Canada.
  9. How financial literacy can help us through difficult times
    With many people unemployed or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, being financially literate is more important than ever. We offer a variety of resources for learners to increase their financial literacy skills.
  10. Three ways to attract more learners to your adult literacy program
    While there are numerous literacy organizations intent on improving adult literacy rates, getting program awareness out can often be challenging. We outline how to attract more learners to your literacy program.