Literacy Organizations and Resources
The Edmonton Literacy Coalition is a group of organizations working together to raise awareness of literacy issues in our community.
Literacy Alberta promotes and supports literacy in Alberta. People from The Learning Centre are involved on the LA board and as regional representatives.
NALD is a database of adult literacy programs, resources, services and activities across Canada. It also links with other services and databases in North America and overseas.
Opportunities to improve literacy skills and to learn English as a second or an additional language are available in communities throughout the province.
In literacy, the dominant discourses limit recognition of the extent of violence and the effects of violence on learning. The impact of violence is traditionally seen as separate from education, and viewed as a matter for therapeutic interventions.
This project was a collaborative effort between TLCLA and the Candora Society of Edmonton. Its goal was to make it easier for adults with low literacy to use community resources. TLCLA’s Abbottsfield site is a result of this project. You can learn more about the project at the website.
Literacy programs in Edmonton
The Centre for Family literacy is dedicated to helping families grow and prosper. Our programs, training and research help Alberta families achieve what they imagine – improved education, jobs and health.
Provides services for adults who want to improve skills in reading, writing and math. Students are matched with volunteers to work on individualized programs. Has volunteer opportunities.
NorQuest College is an accredited high school and courses follow the Alberta Education curriculum. We also offer selected high school equivalency courses that are accepted by Alberta universities and colleges under the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer agreement.
The members of the Abbottsfield Writers’ Circle post their poems and stories on this blog.
English Express is a newspaper for adults who are learning to read English. The website has articles, readers’ stories and word games.
This is an on-line learner newspaper packed with interactive activities.
Read the National Adult Literacy Database story of the week.