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Types of Literacy

Reading, Writing, and Numeracy This is the type of literacy that we’re all familiar with. It involves the ability to read, write, and use basic math skills. Many people develop these basic literacy skills in childhood, but there are numerous adult literacy programs all over the world.Did you know that low literacy skills have been…
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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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Handing out new children's books to families at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House's South Food Hub and at Ryan's Rainbow Emergency Food Outreach Bank, Burnaby, BC. - Literacy Burnaby

September Literacy Hamper Recap

Last month, Literacy Burnaby received more lovely new children’s books from Literacy Abbotsford, Read On Canada and First Book Canada! On Sept 8th, we were at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House’s South Food Hub to hand these books out to families after they have picked up their food. As you can see in the photos, there…
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Truth and Reconciliation Day – September 30th, 2021

“Imagine, if you can, what it would be like if your children or your grandchildren were taken away from you today and placed in an institution … and they never came back to you because they died in the schools.” Justice Murray Sinclair This September 30th marks the first ever National Day for Truth and…
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September is Literacy Month

We’d like to thank Mayor Mike Hurley for proclaiming September as Literacy Month in the City of Burnaby! As students are returning back to school this week, this proclamation by Mayor Hurley is a great reminder for all who those aren’t in the formal education system to recognize the increasing importance of literacy in their…
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An amazing week of book giveaways. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers! Fantastic Job!

August Hamper Week Wrap-Up

Last week, Literacy Now Burnaby volunteers worked tirelessly every day at our first Literacy Hamper Week! Thanks to donations by First Book Canada and Read On Canada!, we distributed 100s of children’s books at Burnaby food and resource hubs. And not only that – local residents chipped in generous book donations too, including bestsellers, fantasy,…
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Literacy for a Better World

Have you ever wondered if there was a simple cure for all of society’s ills? What if you could help reduce problems like poverty, disease, environmental degradation, racism and corruption? In the real world, there is no such magic bullet, but contributing to literacy may just be one of the most effective tools to improve…
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Literacy Hamper Distribution Week

Thanks to very generous donations, we are entering a whole week of Literacy Hamper Distribution at local Burnaby food and resource hubs! Literacy Now received over 1,000 children’s books at the Pop Up Book Distribution by First Book Canada. Thanks to the workers at the Richmond Raincoast Books, who helped with loading the truck! Another…
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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Speaker Series

On Wednesday September 29th, from 10am to 1pm PST on Zoom, Volunteer Burnaby is hosting a focused speaker series event called “Exploring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Non-Profit Sector.”  This event will feature four presentations from our remarkable speakers:  Rachelle Dallaire, Executive Director of Indigenous Perspectives Society. Ruth Mojeed Ramirez, Chief Equity Officer of…
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