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Literacy Outreach Coordinator: 604-562-3447


How to Protect Yourself From the Sun

Summer’s here! As we spend more time outside in the nice weather, we need sun protection. With every sunburn, your risk of skin cancer increases. So, let’s learn about staying safe in the sun. Why Use Sun Protection The sun emits UV rays, and UV rays are everywhere. These rays can cause sunburn. Did you…
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What Are Your Rights At Work?

As a worker in BC, what are your rights? How can you stay safe at work? Let’s learn about your rights and responsibilities at work and what to do if you get injured. Your Rights and Responsibilities at Work As a worker in BC, you have 3 rights and many other responsibilities.  Your rights are:…
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A mother improves her children's cultural literacy by reading to them.

10 Books For Your Child’s Cultural Literacy!

Can you name one way to improve your child’s cultural literacy? If you can’t, we’re here to help. Cultural literacy develops communication skills, self reflection, and an open mind. To do this, try reading! There’s so many great, diverse children’s books available. In this blog, we have 10 book recommendations to improve your child’s cultural…
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What is Cyberbullying?

1 in 4 young adults (ages 12-17) reported experiencing cyberbullying in 2018. With the increasing use of technology, it’s becoming more of a problem. So, in this blog, we’ll talk about what cyberbullying is, why it’s a problem, and what you as a parent can do to prevent it.  What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is deliberate,…
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3 Fun Math Games Using a Deck of Cards

Math can be tough. Lots of kids don’t like it. However, we still need to be able to use numbers. We use them every day and they’re everywhere! So, how can we make math fun? Through games! Below, we have three fun math games for kids, where all you need is a deck of cards.…
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Benefits and Credits For Newcomers

In Canada, taxes make many services and benefits available. The collected tax money helps newcomers, lower income families, students, seniors, and people with disabilities.  To receive the Canada Child Benefit and the GST/HST Credit, you must be a resident of Canada for tax purposes  have a valid social insurance number (SIN) You are considered a…
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What is Phishing?

Phishing is a risk for everyone. If you’re phished, you could lose money, important information, or passwords. Keep reading to find out what phishing is, some common scams, and how to avoid it. What is Phishing? Phishing is a cyber crime. It is when a person is contacted by email, text message, or phone by…
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How To Celebrate Your Heritage

How can we celebrate our heritage? Heritage has been passed down to us and continues to shape us today. Learning about your ancestry and culture can also be a fun family activity! So, why and how can you celebrate your heritage? Why Should I Celebrate My Heritage? No one is from nowhere. Everybody is born…
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1 Game to Improve Numeracy in Children

Is family literacy important? Of course it is! Children who have parents that are involved with them in family literacy score higher on standardized reading tests. This shows us that children are influenced by their parents and that parents can demonstrate the importance of literacy (and numeracy!). In this blog, we’ll explain why numeracy is…
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Thank You For All The Book Donations!

Family Literacy Week (January 22-29) is coming up, and we’re happy to have received so many wonderful book donations in 2022. We’d especially like to thank Alberta, Danielle, Gail, Julie, Kevin, Kirsten, Maureen and the “Dunbar Folks,” Paula, Prachi, Priscilla, Shihori, Soyoung, and Stacy. Once again, we truly appreciate all the book donations! Without your help,…
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