Literacy Resources

Map of Burnaby Literacy, ESL and Upgrading – Click on Map for an Interactive experience.

About the Literacy & Learning Resources Map:

            1. This map is interactive and can show big or small geographic areas.
            2. It is easy to enlarge to find street names, locations & directions to programs.
            3. Each topic can be viewed individually & will show only those locations
i.e. if viewing the “adult library” section only those locations will show.
            4. When all links are open not all pins show as some are at the same address.
            5. Let us know if there are Literacy/Learning programs and services to add.

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Clear Language
Use of Clear Language (also known as Plain Language) can help you ensure the majority of  readers are able to fully understand your message. Read more on the Clear Language page.

Family Literacy
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.

Literacy and Essential Skills
Literacy and Essential Skills are the skills people need for learning, work and life. They are used in the community and in the workplace in different forms and at different levels of complexity.

Health literacy
Health literacy is about the knowledge and awareness that can help people manage their own health and make health decisions for their families.

Up Skills for Work

ABC Life Literacy is thrilled has launched a new program geared at helping learners develop nine key employability skills to prepare them for new challenges and opportunities.

UP Skills for Work is focused on skills like attitude, motivation, accountability and stress management through nine modules. The first three are available on line.
Read the story Skills for a stronger, more confident workforce.

Literacy and essential skills are at the core of workplace education. Workplace education helps provide a foundation for lifelong learning as people and businesses grow together. Improving workers’ skills creates a more productive workforce, a more competitive economy, and an improved bottom line for both workers and business.

Financial literacy
Financial literacy seeks to raise general knowledge about money matters and provide information to help people manage finances and avoid potential problems.

9 Essential Skills
The Government of Canada has identified nine essential skills needed for the workplace. These skills are used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change

Computer and Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy learning resources for using computers and specific software developed by CBAL (Columbia Alliance for Literacy) are available to share. The resources include presentations, facilitator guides and handouts helpful for learning to use computers, work with photographs, talk on Skype, use Facebook or shop online.  See sidebar.