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October 10th is Thanksgiving October 10th is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. From all of us at LU, we wish you and your family a very happy thanksgiving. Download this fun Wordsearch with a Thanksgiving theme. If you are interested in reading more about Thanksgiving, it’s history and traditions, here is a link to a reading comprehension activity for more advanced readers: Gobble Gobble If you aren’t sure how to cook that traditional thanksgiving Turkey, why not read this article in the West Coast Reader: Or if eating turkey is not your thing and you’re looking for a Thanksgiving story …

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International Literacy Day 2022

September 8th is International Literacy Day. The theme this year is Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces. Low literacy skills limit someone’s access to vital support services, education, health care, as well as work, employment and recreational opportunities. Helping someone improve their literacy skills can change their lives. Providing an enriched and welcoming learning space where they feel ready to learn is so important. That’s what we do at Literacy Unlimited. Over the past 3 years, Literacy Unlimited has leveraged our resources, adapted our approaches, and transformed to meet the needs of our community. We now provide free tutoring services to adults …

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Voting in the Quebec Provincial Elections 2022

On Monday, October 3rd, 2022, Québec goes to the Polls to vote for our provincial leaders. You can find out everything you need to know about about how to register and vote at the official Elections Québec website. A Guide to Voting in Québec The Elections Québec website has lots of information to help you vote. You can find information on: How to vote Where and when to vote Other voting options Accessibility to voting A list of candidates standing in the elections Click on the links above to find out more. You can find more on the website.. Tutors …

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Family Fun

This month we supported the West Island Mission de l’Ouest de l’Ile with their Back-to-School event. Ingrid, our community programs coordinator, selected a whole load of amazing books for all ages. The West Island Mission will be adding these great reads to the backpacks that families pick up as they prepare to go back to school. The books reflect a diversity of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental abilities, religion, and culture. Hopefully, every child that picks up a backpack will find a book that resonates with them. Reading is just one great activity to do as …

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Unlimited Café – Spring 2022

THE UNLIMITED CAFÉ is a FREE online class from Literacy Unlimited Each week, participants come together on Zoom to: Talk about topics of interest Learn new vocabulary Listen to others More Info! Are you interested in taking part? Sign Up Here

Book a Ticket – Spring 2022

BOOK A TICKET is a FREE online class created by Literacy Unlimited especially for seniors (55+) Each week, participants come together on Zoom to: Visit new places (Travel week) Talk about to new ideas (TED Talks week) Listen to stories (Story week) More Info! Are you interested in taking part? Sign Up Here

Service Québec

Service Québec Service Québec offers courses to employees who work in Montreal. The training costs 2$ per hour of class and there is a wide range to select from. Courses include Excel, Google Analytics, Website development. Although the website and many of the courses are in French, some of the courses are offered in English by Dawson College. Go to the link below to find out more.

Black History Month 2022

February is Black History Month. The theme this year is: February and Forever: Celebrating Black History Today and Every Day Click here to check out the Government of Canada’s website. You will find lots of short biographies of the many Black figures in Canadian history. A great reading exercise to do in a session. Or try this interactive CBC site: Black Canadians in History. Then test your knowledge in our Black History Wordsearch Who’s Who in Canada Now and Then For more to read in a tutoring session, CBC are spotlighting members of the black community. Go to the Being …

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Let’s Get Together – Spring 2022

Our Spring course has finished. Check back in the Fall. Or, to find out more about this class, read on… Literacy Unlimited has created a group class for seniors (55+). It is called “Let’s Get Together”. In these classes, we will think about our “Everyday Dreams”. In each class you will do activities especially created for you. You will learn more about yourself, and others, while building new skills and having fun. Everyday Dreams Watch this video to find out more! Are you interested in taking part? Let us know if you are interested by filling in this form. Not …

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Family Literacy Day 2022

Celebrate Family Literacy Day 2022 “Improving my literacy allows me to be free. It gives me the confidence to interact more with my kids if they need help. For example, the other day my daughter asked me about a word and we looked it up together to find its meaning. I enjoy reading a fun magazine called Owl with the kids at bedtime. Literacy is the key.” Treldon, Literacy Unlimited learner Family Literacy Day, which occurs every January 27th, was introduced in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada. This initiative highlights the benefits of family involvement in the literacy development …

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