The banquet room was full for the fifth annual Leading with Literacy Breakfast where the Lois Hole Memorial Literacy Award nominees and winners were recognized.
The Jasper Place Child and Family Resource Centre – West End Parent Link was given the Community Leader Group Award. They were recognized for their innovative and collaborative approach in delivering family literacy programs. A Books for Babies program just for dads and a Rhymes that Bind program involving seniors from an extended care residence were examples of their unique approach.
April 18 - 24 is Volunteer Appreciation Week in Canada, when organizations such as ours extend a very special note of thanks to our everyday heroes—our volunteers.
Our volunteer tutors delivered 7,348 tutoring sessions last year, or 14,696 hours of tutoring. Those working on special events, committees, and our Board of Directors volunteered that much time again, and they helped raise $153,000 through special fundraising events. Consider this: volunteer hours at the Centre in 2009 were the equivalent of 15 full-time jobs.
Centre for Family Literacy staff who are organizing the Cultivating Connections: Global Perspectives & Practices in Family Literacy conference were delighted when Thomas King agreed to be the keynote speaker at the conference banquet. A prolific author, photographer, and scholar, Thomas King holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Utah and has worked in Native Studies programs, both as a teacher and as an administrator, in Canada and the United States. He is currently a professor at the University of Guelph.
The Centre is now able to offer its tutors and students online renewal. Besides being able to access the complete library catalogue from home, they will now be able to renew books and avoid fines. Adult tutor program staff are available to offer training and support to our tutors and students to learn how to renew resources online. A printable page is now available on the Centre’s website—see the Adult Program Page—for step by step instuctions on how to renew online.
Concordia University College
Ralph King Athletic Centre
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J.H. Picard School,
7055 99 St NW, Edmonton
Aviation Museum Hangar
11410 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton
Ask yourself what comes to mind when you hear the word dog. Some people see a picture of the animal, others might hear a bark, while others sense the texture of the dog’s fur.
If you saw a picture of the dog or saw the letters of the word, then you are probably a visual learner. If you heard the dog bark, then your learning style would be auditory, and if you felt the soft fur of the dog, then your style is kinesthetic.