- Indigenous Literacy
- Needs Assessment – January 2014
- Reference guides and directories
- More resources
- High school upgrading
- Knowledge Builders grant program
Literacy & Foundational Learning for Indigenous Adults: Investment Strategy & Framework to Guide Calgary Learns.
Submitted by Métis Calgary Family Services Society. Suzanne McLeod, M.A., Ph.D. (Candidate). July 2016
Preparing the Lodge: Decolonizing Academic Assessment and Learning for Indigenous Learners
A report on the collaborative project 2015-16 Bridges Social Development (Canada Bridges) and St. Mary’s University.
In 2013 Calgary Learns gathered data from key stakeholders in the adult foundational learning field. With over 145 participants and representation from 59 organizations, we received rich input on the needs of adult foundational learners and potential steps we can take to address them as a community. This resulted in our Needs Assessment Report – January 2014.
Please note that we are currently working – with the help of Inform Alberta – to create an adult learning/literacy program directory with different chapters to make a more effective tool for referrals.
As you will notice below, there are a lot of great reference guides out there and it will be up to your organization to look for the directory/resource that works best for you, so you can help your learners find their way.
- Adult Literacy Research Institute (Bow Valley College)
- Alberta Learning Information Centre (ALIS)
- Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES)
- Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)
- Calgary Public Library
- ESL Literacy Network (Bow Valley College)
- ESL Rural Routes (Norquest College)
- FQR Links (Foreign Qualifications Recognition)
- Human Services Employment, Training and Career Services Directory (The Province of Alberta)
- Immigrant Services Calgary’s Directory of ESL Programs and Services for Immigrants and International Students in Calgary (ILVARC)
- Inform Alberta
- Learning Links (CanLearn Society)
- Literacy Alberta Helpline 1-800-767-3231
- National Adult Literacy Database (Copian)
- National online repository and community for Canadian English as a Second Language (Tutela, Citizenship and Immigration)
- Rite to Read Program (Canlearn Society)
- SHARE: discussions, access literacy research, library of resources (Literacy Alberta)
- Talentpool Hub
- TalentPool Inventory
- Test Of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES)
- Volunteering with ESL Learners (VESL)
- The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO): CCVO was established in 2004 to strengthen individual organizations and the sector generally, by building capacity and addressing the larger systemic issues that can ultimately help or hinder their missions. CCVO works to provide leadership on issues broadly affecting the nonprofit/voluntary sector.
- The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL):CCL is an independent, non-profit corporation that promotes and supports research to improve all aspects of learning—across the country and across all walks of life.
- Canadian Language Benchmarks & Essential Skills: A website that matches the Canadian Language Benchmarks to the Workplace Essential Skills and provides background and resources.
- The Community Learning Network (CLN): The CLN is a provincial not-for-profit organization that provides leadership, resources, and connections to Alberta’s more than 80 Community Adult Learning Councils (CALCs) The CLN works with Alberta Advanced Education and Technology to enable Councils to address the adult learning needs in the communities they serve.
- Grassroots Press: Meeting the needs of adult literacy & ESL practitioners and students. Grass Roots Press has been publishing and distributing adult literacy materials to over 4000 individuals and organizations across North American since 1997. The company was founded on the belief that the best resources are those developed by literacy educators. From tutor training materials, to landmark research findings, to exceptional student materials.
- Money Mentors: A not-for-profit consumer service providing workshops, information and counselling programs on; budgeting and basic money management, debt repayment and credit.
Knowledge Builders Grant Program
First Calgary Savings recognizes the necessity of employee learning and training to ensure organizational effectiveness.
If a charitable organization that you know has an internal learning need that addresses growth in the area of leadership, planning, teamwork or organizational development, visit the Knowledge Builders website for the application form and brochure.