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Brain Health 101

How to have a healthy brain As people age, the structure of the brain changes. This can affect memory and thinking abilities. We know it’s important to have a strong body. But it’s also important to keep the mind active. What can you do to keep your brain strong? Workshop on brain health To live is to grow and to grow is to live.  When we activate and strengthen our capacity for Intellectual Wellness, we can create, innovate, and grow in unimaginable ways! Intellectual Wellness can help keep our brains healthy and add to our wellbeing as we age.  Train

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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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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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Thanksgiving

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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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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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. https://www.montezdeniveau.ca/

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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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