Every adult learner has a unique story to share, and in today’s increasingly complex world, they must learn new skills and improve their knowledge. See links and resources for practitioners from Decoda Literacy Solutions below:
Civic literacy means having the knowledge and skills you need to participate in making change in your community. In Canada, this includes voting, knowing how the government works, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens and elected members of government. When you have strong civic literacy skills, you know how to make your voice heard by all levels of government – before, during and after an election.
Computers are a significant part of everyday life. They’ve changed how we do things, and they’re going to keep changing how we do things. To keep up, we need to keep learning. Digital literacy is having the knowledge, skills and confidence to keep up with the changes so we can continue to thrive at home, work, and in the community.
In a family, adults model literacy as an important skill needed to take part in society. Family literacy programs can increase adult literacy when literacy instruction for adults is incorporated into programs. Adults also learn how to support their children’s learning. Family literacy programs focus on parents as the means to improve the reading and writing skills of all family members.
Financial literacy seeks to raise general knowledge about money matters and provide information to help people manage finances and avoid potential problems.
Health literacy is about the knowledge and awareness that can help people manage their own health and make health decisions for their families.
Top ten Health Literacy Websites
B.C. Cancer Agency
How to get patients to read health information
Fraser Health Nutrition Resources
Building Resilient Workers
Health Information Geared to Readability Levels