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Literacy Outreach Coordinator: 604-562-3447

Author: Jonathan Ro

Puddles, Pines, And Petals: Adventures In The Outdoors

Early childhood educators are invited to take part in a FREE professional development seminar organized by the Douglas College ECE Program featuring Deb Smith, M.Ed. to explore Outdoor Learning Programs for kids. The event is scheduled for May 5th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm by Zoom. Outdoor nature learning is increasingly being recognized for the many…
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Hamper volunteers

Let’s Get Ready for This Year’s Hamper Project!

We are continuing the Literacy Hamper Project in April and May of this year (view last year’s recap here and here). Over 3,000 books for children, teens, and adults, as well as games, stationaries, and literacy goods are waiting to be distributed at local Burnaby food hubs. We are looking for food hub librarians to help facilitate this project.…
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keep calm piggy bank

5 Facts About The Rising Interest Rate In Canada

The Bank of Canada raised its interest rate to 0.5 per cent on Wednesday. This increases the cost of borrowing money in Canada. Here are 5 facts you need to know about the interest rates and inflation. 1. When The Bank of Canada (BOC) raises its interest rate, interest rates at all other banks in…
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computer help in burnaby

Computer Help in Burnaby – 2022 Guide

Do you need computer help in Burnaby? Today, mobile devices, computers, and apps are needed to live a productive life. If you need computer help in Burnaby, there are lots of sources offering assistance. There are free 1-on-1 help available for computers, phones, tablets, zoom & more. This page lists programs which anyone can access.…
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family literacy week

Celebrate Family Literacy Day in Burnaby

January 27 is Family Literacy Day in Burnaby. This year’s theme is “Learning in the Great Outdoors”, which encourages families to make time for outdoor learning. Spending time in nature provides many cognitive benefits. Studies have shown that exposure to nature improves a child’s ability to learn and can even improve grades. In the age…
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new year 2022

Upcoming Events, January 2022

We sincerely hope everyone is enjoying their final week of 2021. The new year is just around the corner, so let’s get ready by previewing some of the literacy events scheduled for the month of January 2022. Family Literacy Week: January 23-30 Thousands of schools, libraries, community groups and families across the country celebrate Family…
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women and code

Why We Really Want to Learn Code

There are 2 common reasons to learn coding 1. You want to build something like a website, app, game, plugin, etc that lets you accomplish a goal. For example, You’re an entrepreneur or manager and you want to create a website to solve a problem. Then knowledge of web programming can help you achieve your…
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Investing basics

Investing Starter Kit

Let’s face it. Budgeting and saving aren’t the most exciting things about financial literacy. However, investing can make saving fun because you can make more money. Saving isn’t boring when you can see your investments grow right before your eyes. If you’re new to investing, getting started can be overwhelming. While I’m not an experienced…
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Start your personal finance journey today

Start Your Financial Literacy Journey Today

As Canadians start to grapple with higher prices and record setting household debt due to the Covid-19 pandemic, financial literacy is becoming something of a buzzword. The problem is, schools do not place great importance in teaching people about personal finance. This means we have to teach ourselves. Luckily, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada…
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Misinformation and Covid-19

Dangers of Misinformation

We have seen an explosion of misinformation in the media during the pandemic. Many of us have seen one of those dubious health tips that says drinking hot tea or eating lots of garlic will prevent you from catching the coronavirus. Some say the vaccines are designed by Bill Gates to implant us with 5G…
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