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Juneteenth 2021 is almost here. But what is it, and what does it all mean? Even though it is not a Canadian national holiday, Juneteenth holds great significance for Black people in North America. In 1834, the enslavement of Black people was abolished throughout the British colonies, including the land... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2021 at Arts & Culture
Great post! Thank you for putting all the resources together!
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Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month events and celebrate Black culture, heritage and achievement in Canada. The theme this year, "Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past," was inspired by the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). Government... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at New to Canada
Thanks for your comment Muriel. I just placed a hold on Daniel's book. I am really looking forward to reading it!
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Hello Muriel, thanks for your comment. I just placed a hold on Daniel's book. I am really looking forward to reading it!
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In 1965, UNESCO declared September 8 to be International Literacy Day. During this time people and organizations world wide highlight and celebrate the importance of literacy. While literacy rates have been improving, there is still much work to be done globally. Image from Kwame Manu. Used with permission. This year's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at New to Canada
Hello Diane, thanks for your comment. It is amazing how many lives are being touched!
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Thanks Aly! Yes, it was truly an inspiring event!
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Thanks for your post! I never new that there was a day designated to recognize the importance of Social Justice.
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Thank you Maria!
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Hello Liz, Thank you for your comment! We do hope that you enjoy some of the books from the reading list!
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If you are new to Canada, you may be wondering...what is Black History Month all about? Well, here is some history for you! Black History Month actually began as Black History Week back in 1926 when an American historian, Carter G. Woodson, and the Association for the Study of Negro... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at New to Canada
And what a legacy it is! A very informative post. Thanks!
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Thanks Dh! The learners in our program are so inspiring and this is reflected in their work.
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Fifty-one years ago, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially declared September 8 to be International Literacy Day. On this day, all around the world, many organizations actively promote literacy for everyone. The theme this year is Literacy and Skills Development. These are the skills that you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at New to Canada
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Many events are taking place throughout the city to mark the 151st Canada Day. How will you be spending your Canada Day weekend? With so much to do, it is hard to decide! But what comes to mind when you think of Canada? Great Canadian symbols or a great land?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at New to Canada
Thank for your comment Alyson! I did not know about her work regarding public perception on AIDS.
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April 17th, 2018 marked the passing of Barbara Bush (1925-2018). The former First Lady of the United States was many things to many people. She was a wife, a mother and remarkable person. She was a fierce advocate for adult literacy and family literacy, publicly supporting the need for more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at New to Canada
Hello Elsa, Thanks for your comment and reminding us of that great book. Another fascinating read that is also suitable for children is The Underground Railroad, Next Stop Toronto! It's written by Karolyn Smardz Frost, Adrienne Shadd, and Afua Cooper.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2018 on Experience The Underground Railroad at New to Canada
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In the 1850s and 1860s many people escaped from slavery to what is now known as Canada. The secret network of routes that they used was called the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad by Paul Collins - www.collinsart.org Free blacks, white sympathizers and abolitionists helped guide, shelter and support... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at New to Canada
Thank you M! I am glad that you liked it.
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Hello Ratna, Thanks for your comment! Yes, the English language is full of many exceptions. Sometimes phonics or grammar rules work but there are so many irregularities.
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Mary-Lou, thanks for your comment. You are so right! It is a shame. As a tutor, you have probably seen this first-hand. Thanks for being a volunteer in the library's adult literacy program.
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Thanks for you comment Deborah. I used to read halfway through a book before giving it up. Now I put it down a lot quicker!
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