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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. https://www.montezdeniveau.ca/

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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Under the Cover 2022

Under the Cover 2022 Spend an evening with a Canadian novelist and raise funds to support free adult literacy tutoring in the West Island. Literacy Unlimited is proud to present Under the Cover, a conversation with a Canadian author about books, the writing process, and topics of interest to the audience. At each Under the Cover event, a moderator will interview an author for the first part of the evening. At the end of the evening, there will be time for questions to be answered. Two online Under the Cover Events are scheduled for 2022 and will be on Zoom: NEW DATE: April 13 – Kim …

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Giving Tuesday Campaign

Giving Tuesday Campaign Giving Tuesday is an international day to recognize and celebrate the power of giving back. Literacy Unlimited believes in “Literacy for All”, which we support with our free one-on-one custom tutoring for adults who want to improve their English literacy. We are volunteer-driven, community-focused and dedicated to changing lives through improved adult literacy. Please help us continue to provide our services by giving a donation this year of just $5. It makes a difference. Give Time Consider volunteering with Literacy Unlimited. ● We are always in need of new tutors (full training provided): VOLUNTEER● Our Board of …

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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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Our News September 2021

Our News September 2021 Every year LU staff, tutors and learners contribute to our in-house publication, Our News. This year we asked everyone “what did you love about the summer?” . Here’s what they said! What we loved about summer! “With the easing of Covid restrictions, it was wonderful to be able to participate in outdoor fitness and Zumba classes at the Y and to be able to be with people again. That combined with a five day getaway to Magog made it a perfect summer.” ~ SB “I enjoyed making my first vegetable garden. The kale and tomatoes are still growing.” …

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Thanksgiving

October 11th is 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 …

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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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