Literacy Now Communities

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Literacy Now Communities guided communities through a planning process to identify and address local literacy needs. The program focused on building partnerships, networking and sharing best practices within BC's communities and regions.  Literacy Now Communities was supported by the Province of British Columbia.

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  1. Finding made-in-BC solutions to the challenge of low literacy

    The literacy committee in Lillooet created a book bus to deliver books, resources and much-needed planning to remote areas.

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  2. NHL coaching legend goes behind the bench for literacy

    NHL coaching legend Jacques Demers toured three BC communities to share his story and lessons from a lifetime struggle with low literacy.

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  3. Vernon program improves literacy

    Vernon improves literacy for local residents with support from the Literacy Now Communities program.

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  4. Arrow Lakes area improves local literacy

    The Arrow and Slocan literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  5. Vernon area improves local literacy

    The Vernon literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  6. Quesnel improves local literacy

    The Quesnel literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  7. Mission improves local literacy

    The Mission literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  8. Lillooet improves local literacy

    The Lillooet literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  9. Kimberley improves local literacy

    The Kimberley literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  10. Cranbrook improves local literacy

    The Cranbrook literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  11. Grand Forks improves local literacy

    The Grand Forks literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  12. Kaslo improves local literacy

    The Kaslo literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  13. Nelson improves local literacy

    The Nelson literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  14. New Westminster improves local literacy

    The New Westminster literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  15. Campbell River improves local literacy

    The Campbell River literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  16. Vernon launches Literacy Now program

    Debbie Schiller, coordinator for the Literacy Now Task Group in the Vernon area, wrote about challenges facing literacy providers in her region.

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  17. Dawson Creek improves literacy

    Dawson Creek works to improve literacy in the area thanks to funding from Literacy Now Communities.

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  18. Partnerships help Nelson’s literacy services grow

    Cyber Seniors, a free computer literacy course, is one of many local programs offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and its partners.

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  19. Collaborative planning key to improving literacy

    This fall in Cranbrook, young parents looking to improve their literacy and employment skills have a new option: the Young Parent Education Program (YPEP). Childcare is provided while participants work to upgrade their education, and sessions include family time in which parents and children play and learn together.

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  20. Finding made-in-B.C. solutions to the challenge of low literacy

    Challenges often require creative solutions. The challenge in Lillooet: how to make existing literacy services more accessible for learners of all ages. The community needed an action plan, and they developed one through 2010 Legacies Now's Literacy Now Communities program.

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  21. Video: The Impact of Literacy Now Communities

    Debbie Schiller, Literacy Outreach Coordinator for Vernon, talks about the impact of the Literacy Now Communities program.

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  22. Family Story Time draws newcomers to reading

    Quesnel program taps local entertainers to join family reading events.

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  23. Smithers: Ground to Griddle Community Kitchen

    The Smithers Community Services Association (SCSA) is offering food for thought-literally.

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  24. Front-line workers are trained to spot literacy issues

    Train the Tutor program helps those in Prince George identify literacy issues.

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  25. Literacy programs created across B.C.

    The innovative Literacy Now Communities program, developed by 2010 Legacies Now with support from the Province of British Columbia, guides local literacy task groups through a process to create a literacy plan that meets their community’s specific needs.

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