Special Days and Months

e.g. Financial Literacy Month, Remembrance Day

Our News November 2023

Our News November 2023 Every year LU staff, tutors and learners contribute to our in-house publication, Our News. This year we asked everyone “How do you keep cool during a heat wave?” Here’s what they said! How do you keep cool during a heat wave? “I am not a big swimmer, but I spent time in the pool to cool off!” ~ SM “I will hydrate a lot, stay inside with A/C, and take cold showers. We will also go to water parks to keep cool” ~ TJ “I cope in a heat wave by having a bottle of water […]

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Write On 2023 – You Matter

Write On 2023 – You matter Welcome to the 2023 edition of Write On! This year the theme is YOU MATTER. Every year, Literacy Unlimited produces an in-house publication called Write On. Write On showcases short texts written by LU learners. We pull all the submissions together and create a booklet. You can read this booklet online below. Click on the arrows to flip the pages and hear what our readers have to say on this year’s theme.

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Black History Month 2023

February is Black History Month. The theme this year is: Out of the Darkness, into the Light Click here to check out the CTV News Montreal Programming for Black History Month. You will hear about the different black politicians that have served in Quebec. The article highlights the diversity and richness of Quebec’s black community, new and old. 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.

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Winter Holidays

Winter Holidays It’s the start of winter. And December is a month of holiday celebrations and family gatherings. The snow is falling and the temperature’s dropping. So, get out your winter clothes and prepare to start those winter activities. To add to your winter holiday fun, here are some fun things to do: Reading Here some simple texts to read: For beginner readers – Try this short picture book introducing winter activities on the Unite for Literacy website For more advanced readers – Here’s a short text about Christmas traditions on the Reading Skills 4 Today website. Word Puzzles Download

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Our News October 2022

Our News October 2022 Every year LU staff, tutors and learners contribute to our in-house publication, Our News. This year we asked everyone “What is your favorite season and why?” Here’s what they said! What are our favorite seasons? “My favorite season is fall as I enjoy the cool morning air and by the afternoon, the warm sun makes me just a little too hot in my sweater. I love the crunch of the leaves under my feet.” ~ SC “I love summer because everything is green and temperatures are warm. I do yoga outside, swim often and go for

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is November 11th. On Remembrance Day, we observe a minutes silence at 11 am (the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month). Across the world, we pause in this moment of silence to honour and remember all the men and women who have lost their lives, served, and continue to serve Canada and around the world during times of war, conflict and peace. Resources you can use to learn more about Remembrance Day Find out more about remembrance day and the brave men and women who serve in our armed forces on the Canadian Veterans

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Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month. Take some time this month to think about your financial situation. If you know someone who is struggling to manage their budget, particularly if they have been adversely affected by the pandemic and resulting lock down, why not share some tips and tools with them? There are lots of tips and tools online that will help you: manage your money wisely take control of your debt save for the future understand your financial rights and responsibilities Four Great Financial Literacy Resources 1: Financial Literacy resources in the the LU resource hub: https://literacyunlimited-resourcehub.ca/resources/other-literacy-skills/financial-literacy/ 2: ABC Life

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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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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: 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

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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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