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Our projects and programs range from short term to long term; from in-house to on-site; from consulting to training. Our door is always open to discuss your projects, how we can help, and celebrate successes. Here is our current line up.
New Coordinator Training
We teamed up with the Community Learning Network to deliver this workshop to 23 candidates in November. This training now includes the Volunteer Tutor Adult Literacy (VTAL) and Community Adult Learning Council (CALC) and Family Literacy coordinators (CFL). The spring event happens in April.
Essential Skills Field Work
Increase professional capacity of CALP coordinators and staff to embed essential skills in work with learners, and create more opportunities for learners to be aware of and have access to essential skills training and development. For More information, click here.
The Taking Shelter with Literacy (TSWL)
TSWL aims to help build safer families, homes and communities through our program of training, advice and resources.The TSWL project, in partnership with Further Education Society of Alberta (FESA), For more information, click here.
Learning and Violence Project – with Dr. Jenny Horsman
This project is moving into the final phase, with the focus on setting up two pilot sites in colleges or communities to work with the new materials developed specifically for this initiative. Three new Interactive Tools aimed at changing how we learn and/or teach literacy and essential skills are available on the Learning and Violence website.
In partnership with Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), we have trained six experienced facilitators to become Workplace Essential Skills (WES) practitioners. All are currently providing essential skills training to businesses in their home communities. The businesses include a hotel, a bank, a casino, an employment agency, and a service company to the oil and gas industry. LA and AWES will publish a final report, including a WES Marketing Tool Kit, on their websites after the project ends in the spring 2012.
Integrating Foundational Learning
The Integrating Foundational Learning project, funded by Calgary Learns, has been a great success. Seven organizations funded by Calgary Learns were trained on how to include literacy and essential skills in their employability and community issues programs. A final report and the Foundational Learning Checklist will be available on our website.
Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS)
We are working with CUPS, who provide critical services to vulnerable citizens, to develop literacy-friendly services. Using literacy and plain language audits, training and advice, we will work with staff to create clear oral, print and online practices and information. After a successul Killarney project funded by the Herbert and Maren Mueller Foundation, we are pleased to receive this new funding.
Plain Language Basic Driver's Handbook
We are working with Alberta Transportation and the AMA to create a plain language Driver's Handbook guide. The proejct is funded by the Alberta Traffic Safety Fund. The Guide will be an excellent resource for preparing learners for the testing process, and using the Government's Handbook.
Calgary Emergency Management Agency Plain Language Advice
Calgary's Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) came to us for advice on their new plain language Household Emergency Action Plan publication. Find out how to protect your home and your family in an emergency or disaster.
Plain Language Services
We recognize the important role plain language plays in literacy. We provide audits, training and advice on how you can create clear communications. Our 2010-2011 Annual Report theme was plain language - and it was applied to the design and content. Contact us to find out more.