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Literacy Outreach Coordinator: 604-562-3447

Author: Jonathan Ro

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Fall Program Updates

Burnaby Family Life Burnaby Family Life has great family programing for children and parents/caregivers for the fall! You will definitely want to check out the attached posters for all they offer and how to access them. Choose from programs such as;   Nobody’s Perfect (multiple languages) Parenting for Immigrants  Fatherhood, a Journey Mother Goose Learning Together Through Play Baby and Me  And…
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Beware of These 10 Common Types of Predatory Lending

Predatory lending is the use of fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair tactics some people use to dupe others into loans that they can’t afford. It is closely tied to the concept of subprime mortgage lending, which is the practice of making loans to borrowers who do not qualify for the best market interest rates. In Canada,…
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8 Ways to Become a Faster Reader

How can we maximize the amount of reading and learning in the limited time that we have?

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3 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the biggest challenges for computer beginners is typing. It is required for everything from a basic Google seach to signing into email accounts. Typing is an essential skill for digital literacy that is often overlooked. So here are 3 essential keyboard shortcuts that will makes typing easier for beginners. Ctrl+C (copy) Ctrl+V (paste)…
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3 Ways to Easily Manage Your Online Passwords

If you’re reading this, I bet you have countless online accounts. I personally have hundreds of usernames and passwords. In this article, I’ll show you some tricks I’ve learned over the years on how to easily manage this type of data. It wasn’t long ago when people didn’t need so many online accounts. But today,…
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Upcoming Event: “Play to Learn, Learn to Play”

June 1st, 2022, 10am-1pm at Humphries Park, Burnaby Featuring JUNO Nominated Musician and Former CBC Kids TV Star Will Stroet! The Burnaby Early Childhood Development Table is hosting the “Play to Learn, Learn to Play” event at Edmonds Park on June 1st between 10-1pm. This is a great chance for families to learn about the…
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Feeding Hearts and Minds with Literacy Hampers in 2022

Spring and summer months are times for our literacy hampers, which are gifts of books and other learning materials included in food bank packages for the needy. 48% of adult Canadians have low literacy skills that fall below a high school level, which negatively affects their ability to function at work and in their personal…
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Workshop Event: Indigenous Physical Literacy 101

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (ISPARC) is a provincial organization dedicated to improving the health of Indigenous peoples by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families, and communities. ISPARC’s Indigenous Physical Literacy Workshop provides an Indigenous lens and perspective to physical literacy.  Attendees will be introduced to the concept of the Holistic…
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Literacy Hampers Update

In just 10 events, Burnaby Literacy Now has already handed out over 2,000 books! Special thanks to the many generous community members from Burnaby (David, Sharon, Julie, Muna, Maria, Julia, Mario, and so many more) for their book donations. Another big thank you to these wonderful organizations and our Food Hub Librarians for making this…
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WorkBC Support for Trans+ Individuals

Literacy Now Burnaby understands that the Trans+ community may face difficulty in the job market due to social stigma. That’s why they are committed to being an ally for the Trans+ community. No matter our sexual orientation and identity, we all deserve the opportunity to engage in meaningful work. Women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities,…
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