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Thanksgiving

October 11th 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: http://www.learnenglish-online.com/reading/thanksgiving.html 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 to share with your …

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Halloween

October 31st is Halloween. This is a great time to have fun with your family – dressing up, carving jack-o-lanterns, and eating candy! The Centre for Family Literacy has some ideas for things to do in their blog post Halloween stories and science. If you’re looking for other things to do or want to learn more about Halloween. Here are some resources for you from LU: Download this fun Wordsearch with a Halloween theme. Or try this Criss-Cross Puzzle – It’s Spooky Season For more advanced readers, here is a short story to read from the British Council. There are …

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Orange Shirt Day

September 30th September 30th is Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation or Orange Shirt Day. Read the personal story of Phyllis Webstad and find out more about why wearing an orange shirt honours the survivors and families of the residential school system https://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.html You can also listen to Phyllis Webstad in this Orange Shirt Day presentation. Phyllis encourages us to read and listen to the stories from survivors and their families. If you are looking for books to read written by First Nations, Metis and Inuits authors, GoodMinds.com is a great place to start. More online resources to share …

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Adult Education Courses Fall 2021

Space is limited and many course are already full – call NOW to check availability. Place Cartier – Fall courses start August 26th Click here to find out more about registering at Place Cartier 2021 To apply online and set up an appointment with an advisor open this link to the LBPSB Online Registrations Forms These links will take you to the Place Cartier website and a summary of programs offered: Exclusive Student Services at Place Cartier CEGEP and University Readiness Career Program Readiness High School Diploma Special Needs Programs Language Programs You can also follow Place Cartier on facebook: …

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Voting in the Federal Elections 2021

On Monday, September 20th, 2021, Canada goes to the Polls to vote. You can find out everything you need to know about about how to register and vote at the official elections website, https://elections.ca Find out how Elections Canada is working to keep the polling stations safe and what to do if you need to mail in your vote by watching this short infomercial. A Guide to Voting ABC Life Literacy has produced a brilliant Guide to Voting. You can download the Guide to Voting PDF here. Tutors can use this guide in sessions with their learners. Created in partnership …

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Contacting LU Over the Summer

The LU office closes over the summer. We open on September 7th. If you need to contact us over the summer months, please call 514-694-0007. Someone will return your call as soon as possible. You can also email us. Please, note that our email is now back up and running. If you prefer to contact us online, send a message to info@literacyunlimited.ca Thank you and looking forward to welcoming you to LU in September!

Olympics

The Olympic Games, 2020 This July after being delayed for one year, the 2020 Olympic Games is taking place in Tokyo, Japan. The Olympics page is a great place to start a session. Here you can read more about the games and the athletes taking part. Find out all about the Canada Olympic Team Roster on the Official Team Canada website. Why not watch this video ‘Glory From Anywhere’ as part of your tutoring session. Talk about the vocabulary in the video. Follow up this video with a reading activity! News for You has an interesting article about the impact …

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Celebrate Joy

CELEBRATE JOY is a new holiday created by LU’s own executive director, Lucy Baum. Lucy reminds us how important it is that we take the time to find joy in what truly matters to us: our family and friends! On JUNE 27 this year and every year, we ask that you help us celebrate joy by laughing and loving (and remembering). Here are some activities you can do with a learner. For beginning readers Here’s a short story that reminds us that sometimes a kite is all you need on a windy day! You can also download the story as …

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Literacy Quebec Resources

Literacy Quebec is an umbrella organization representing 13 community-based literacy organizations across Quebec.  Literacy Unlimited is part of this network.  Member organizations offer literacy services, from one-on-one tutoring to small group instruction and learning centers to English speaking individuals and families. For a full list of all the great member organizations, visit the Literacy Quebec website at: https://www.literacyquebec.org/memberstest.html On the website, you will also find many literacy resources including these two great initiatives:  Literacy Helpline  The Literacy Helpline is a FREE service that provides information and support for tasks that require reading, writing and/or digital literacy skills. English-speaking Quebecers, 16 and over, can call 1-888-521-8181 for …

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Covid-19 Information and Resources

Here are just some links you will find useful as we face this pandemic together. CIUSSS tool – mental health and the pandemic (PDF) Literacy Quebec Covid-19 Vaccination Helpline Literacy Quebec Helpline – helping English speaking Quebecers who need information and support How to get an appointment for a Covid-19 vaccination in Quebec Information and advice on the Covid-19 situation from Public Health Canada Information on prevention and risks from Public Health Canada Local information and advice from the Quebec Government Self Care Guide PDF from the Quebec Government Information on economic support to individuals impacted by Covid-19 Applying for …

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