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Since 1992, Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) has been supporting the literacy community by working to ensure that all Nova Scotians have equal access to quality literacy, essential skills, and lifelong learning opportunities.

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  Quick Links:

  Practitioner Training and      Certification Program

  LNS Resource Hub

  NSSAL Community Grants

  NSSAL PD Fund

  Find a Literacy Program

  Contact Us

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Help us ensure that all Nova Scotians achieve their learning goals and fulfill their potential.

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Have you considered becoming a member of Literacy Nova Scotia?

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News from Literacy Nova Scotia

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Spring Dinner and Auction for Literacy

On April 4, we hosted our Spring Dinner and Auction for Literacy. The event was presented by Lockheed Martin Canada and thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our guests, sponsors, volunteers, and presenters, the event was a huge success! Congratulations to Dunia Rashid-Abubakar from Yarmouth County Learning Network for being the recipient of this year's Adult Learner Achievement Award and to long-time educator Marnie Riggs for receiving the Literacy Champion Award. The evening was made even more memorable with a fantastic presentation from CBC medical expert, Dr. Iris Gorfinkel. For those who couldn't attend, we recorded Dr. Gorfinkel's talk. You can watch it on our YouTube channel.

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Adult Learners' Week Celebration

We're incredibly proud of the dedication and hard work demonstrated by our ALW speakers at our April 5 celebration—Selena Atwell, Rachel Brautigam, Clinton Ray Howard, and Ruth Brown. Their inspiring words resonated deeply with all who attended the event. We would also like to thank adult learners Arianne Richardson-Côté, Vicki Steadman, and Firman Young for joining us and for sharing their learning journeys.

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Call for Presenters

The call for presenters for our Professional Development Conference for Literacy Practitioners is now open. This year's theme is "Expanding Connections Across Communities," and we're focused on building, fostering, and sustaining communities of practice with a special focus on Nova Scotia's Acadian community. The conference will take place on November 14 and 15 in Truro.

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Join Our Board of Directors

We're looking for dedicated individuals to join our board. We have several vacancies, including regional and learner representative positions. If you know someone who would be a great fit for this role, please read through our Call for Nominations package and submit a Nomination Form by May 31, 2024. 

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Adult Learners' Week Booklet

The 2024 Adult Learners' Week Booklet has been printed and will soon be on its way you. While you wait, why not dive into our digital copy? Discover the inspiring stories showcasing the profound impact of learning on lives and families. Get ready to feel moved and inspired! 

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Resources for Practitioners and CLOs

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LNS Resource Hub

The LNS Resource Hub was created for literacy practitioners and adult learning educators who teach, tutor or mentor adult learners in Nova Scotia, and are employed by or affiliated with NSCC or a community learning organization. It enables practitioners to easily share and co-develop teaching resources while also providing an online forum to discuss literacy resources and best practices. New resources are continually being added to the growing resource library.

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Practitioner Training and Certification Program

Literacy Nova Scotia's eCampus is home to our Practitioner Training (PT) and Certification Program modules. The online foundational training was created for literacy practitioners and education service providers who wish to learn the fundamentals of working with adult learners. The program provides essential training to practitioners in their first year of working with adult literacy learners, but seasoned practitioners are welcome to register.

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NSSAL Community Grants

NSSAL Community Grants enhance and support the participation of adult learners in community learning programs. This financial support provided by the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI) is available to community learning organizations funded under the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) based on criteria approved by the Adult Education Division. The duration of the grant is 12 months (July to June) and funds can not be forward forward. Any changes to your budget or activities report must be pre-approved.

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NSSAL Professional Development Fund

The NSSAL PD Fund is your gateway to unlocking the full potential of your organization's professional development opportunities. The NSSAL PD Fund is available for groups. Exceptions are made to cover individual travel expenses through the fund to ensure everyone has equal access to these invaluable opportunities. Apply today and take full advantage of this valuable resource.

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About Literacy Nova Scotia

Literacy Nova Scotia is a non-profit charitable umbrella organization that provides a provincial forum for organizations and people to work together so that every adult has literacy and essential skills learning opportunities. We do that by raising awareness about the state of literacy in the province and the country, by promoting accessible programs for all, by collaborating with others who have similar interests and goals to support and celebrate learning, and by making connections.

LNS provides funding, practitioner training, and learner financial awards. We also produce resources, share information about literacy, promote accessible programs for all, and collaborate with others in order to support and celebrate learning. 

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LNS is partly funded by the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration.

 

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