Articles for ‘Edmonton’

Audio of Edmonton Presentations

Friday, April 17th, 2009

The following links are the audio files from the entire session in Edmonton.

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, Don Jamieson, Ph.D.

Centre for Family Literacy, Sandra Irving and Kimberley Onclin

The Further Education Society (FESA), Elaine Cairns and Sue Phillips

Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta and Foothills Academy in Calgary, Kathryn Burke and Brenda Martin

Bow Valley College, Becky Kelley

Calgary Reads, Dariel Bateman

Cambridge Strategies Inc., Ken Chapman

Edmonton Public Schools, Betty Tams, Ph.D. and Laurie Beggs

Calgary Public Library, Diana Villeneuve and Jean Ludlum

Camrose Family Literacy and Children’s Health and Mentorship Program (CHAMP), Sharilyn Cook and Nola Sharp

Edmonton Association of the Deaf, Dave Mason

Beacon Literacy Inc., Philip MacMillan

Discussion Period

Edmonton PowerPoints

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Following are versions of the PowerPoint presentations from the Edmonton consultation.

Centre for Family Literacy, Sandra Irving and Kimberley Onclin

Edmonton Media Coverage

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Please see this wonderful clip from Edmonton’s City TV newscast!!!!

A new chapter for Canadians?

Other media coverage from Edmonton included a visit from CBC Radio, CBC Television (French), NAIT Newswatch and an interview with CBC Radio-Canada.  Check below for links to some of the coverage:

Edmonton Examiner - Literacy consultation session passes through city

NAIT NewsWatch - Literacy rates down across Canada

Getting the story straight from the source

Monday, March 9th, 2009

We just heard a presentation from the Further Education Society (FESA), who brought in some special guests to illustrate the need for family literacy development.  FESA provides grassroots literacy and family-based programming to parents, especially those with children aged 0 to 16.  They work to find the context of where families are in terms of development and need and then how to reach them to help develop the parent’s and children’s literacy skills.

Joining the representatives from FESA were James Sargent and his children Winter and Wind.  James is a FESA success story who came to the group as a service user with his daughter Winter, and now works with FESA to find communities and families who can benefit from the organization’s programs.

Edmonton Welcome

Monday, March 9th, 2009

This morning we will be beginning our public consultation in Edmonton, and with an impressive slate of panelists from the region as well as presenters all signs point to it being a very successful day.


Edmonton, AB - March 9th, Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

Thursday, February 26th, 2009