October 2011

Celebrate the first Financial Literacy Week - Momentum Let's talk Money event

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 18:00 - 20:00

Momentum, a Calgary-based community economic development organization is hosting this event with guest speakers sharing their experiences.

Fish Creek Library, 3rd Floor. 11161 Bonaventure S.E.

Wine and appetizers.

Find out more.


Calgary Learns: Financial Literacy Week event

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 13:00 - 16:00
Calgary Learns is  hosting a Take 5 Momentum Fiancial Literacy event the afternoon of Wed. Nov. 2 at  Fish Creek Library, top floor, at 11161 Bonaventure Dr.

Free: Essential Skills Online Training Tool Session

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 12:00 - 13:30

Come to Literacy Alberta, Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 12 noon to 1.30pm for a free training session on how to use the Summer in Smallywood: An Essential Skills Online Learning Tool. Just bring your lunch - and we'll do the rest.

Presented by: Matt Markowiak of The Centre for Skills Development & Training, Ontario
Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Place: Literacy Alberta office, 3060 - 17th Ave. SW

Why would you attend the next Literacy and Learning Symposium?

Workshops and training
43% (3 votes)
Keynote speakers
14% (1 vote)
Networking with peers
0% (0 votes)
Food, fun and friends
0% (0 votes)
All of the above
43% (3 votes)
Total votes: 7

Literacy and Learning Symposium 2011 has strong impact

The Literacy and Learning Symposium 2011, October 19 - 21, hosted by Literacy Alberta, the Community Learning Network and the Centre for Family Literacy, welcomed 300 participants to the three day learning and sharing event.

Participants had over 40 presentations and 45 presenters to choose from. Opening keynote speaker Betty-Ann Heggie - The Stilleto Chick - spoke on new leadership for a new era and the important role mentorship plays.

"It is time to re-invent leadership through mentorship," Heggie said.

Dr Jenny Horsman: Looking at learning and violence from a new perspective

Dr Jenny Horsman and Nadine Sookermany, from the Spiral Community Resource Group and learningandviolence.net, are co-presenting  ‘Rethinking Learning/Teaching – Groundbreaking Tools for Colleges and Community Programs at the Literacy and Learning Symposium 2011.

Calgary Foundation Vital Coonversations - Literacy

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 17:00 - 20:00

Everyone is invited to the next Calgary Foundation Vital Conversations on the subject of Literacy, October 28that Calgary's Crowfoot Library fromm 5 - 8 pm.

What do you think is the most important factor in improving literacy?

Education and training
20% (1 vote)
Employment opprotunities
0% (0 votes)
Community support
0% (0 votes)
All of the above
80% (4 votes)
Total votes: 5

Literacy and Learning Symposium 2011 tackles tough issues

Literacy Alberta, the Community Learning Network and the Centre for Family Literacy will be welcoming hundreds of supporters from around the province to the Literacy & Learning Symposium 2011, October 19-21 at the Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport.

NALD extends survey response deadline to October 11

The National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) is interested in knowing more about what its users think about its services and how important you feel they are.

NALD values feedback from the community so we are asking you to complete a short online survey. The information you provide will be important in helping us understand more about our current users and what new services we may provide.

Please give us your honest feedback to help us shape how we may better serve you in the future.