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Today is Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day is a global effort — taking place annually on January 28th — that generates awareness about the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business. Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of…
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Digital Literacy and Short-Term Skills Training for Newcomer Women at ISSofBC

A free 2½ week part-time online study PLUS certification training. Cohort 3 begins: Feb 5, 2021 The world is transitioning to digital economy. Are you equipped? Do you have the knowledge to get online and stay connected? This is your opportunity to acquire digital skills on your own with the support of a facilitator and…
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Family Literacy Week 2021

The Province of British Columbia has proclaimed Family Literacy Week (January 24-31, 2021) in British Columbia. Family Literacy Week is an annual BC campaign that recognizes the importance of family literacy. This year’s Family Literacy Week theme is “Let’s Be Active.” Active play is any physical activity that includes moderate to vigorous burst of high…
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Story Time From Space LIVE

Join us for the first Story Time From Space Live reading from the International Space Station!Read along with astronaut Shannon Walker as we follow the extreme adventures of Willow the Water Bear. Chat with amazing people during the live stream:Author: Houston KiddTardigrade scientist: Dr. Thomas BoothbyAstrophysicist: Dr. Jeffrey BennettAstronauts: Dr. Bjarni Tryggvason & Dr. Alvin Drew Date: 26 Jan 2021Time:…
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Family Literacy Week Photo Contest

Family Literacy Week Photo Contest The Family Literacy Week Photo Contest will be held throughout Family Literacy Week, January 24 – January 31, 2021. Enter to win! There will be two random draws – one for an individual prize and one for a class prize. Rules & Regulations

An Online English Language Group at BNH

Are you interested in research on self-care and mental health?Are you looking for some social connection with others?You got it! Self-Care is an online English Language Group whose topics involve many interesting elements that contribute to mental health, like laughter, nature, exercise, and more! Let’s learn some super useful health information, improve our English, and…
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Online EAL Class at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Want to improve your English and have some fun at the same time? No problem! Get ready to join BNH’s online English class every Tuesday, starting from January 12th! BNH EAL class is a great way to learn English and practice conversation with others from the comfort of your home. All learners, newcomers, and refugees…
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Research Snippet

Excerpts from the recent issue of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy (emphasis and hyperlinks added by me): Asking “when and why the discourse in the field of adult literacy education shifted from the language of human rights and social justice to the language of human capital and workforce development“, Ira Yankwitt from the Literacy Assistance Center in New York answers…
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A Quote with Pictures

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”                                                            –Alvin Toffler In: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. 2020. Embracing a Culture of Lifelong Learning: Contribution to the Futures of Education Initiative. https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000374112. Text: CC BY-SA 3.0 IGOPicture: Lukas Park

A Quote

Education is not a privilege. Education is a right. Education is peace.—Malala Yousafzai In: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. 2020. Embracing a Culture of Lifelong Learning: Contribution to the Futures of Education Initiative. https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000374112.