Summary of Key Events & Resources

Regional Seniors Lunch & Learn workshop is in the plans in the Western Region of the island this month
What: A lunch & learn style workshop, with free lunch served
When: The tentative date set for the week of January 22nd (to be confirmed)
Where: Western Region of the island – exact location TBA

Workshop Schedule:

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Part 1 How to stay safe on the internet
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch and social
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Part 2:Money safety
  • An invitation and more details are to come very soon! If you have any questions please email me at  or call: 437-253-0639

New UP Skills for Work Video Mini-Lesson – Creativity and Innovation!
What: The last of our UP Skills for Work (UPS4W) video mini-lessons is ready! Creativity is the skill that lets you see, hear, or think about things in new and different ways. Creativity can be used to have fun, solve problems, and come up with new ideas.
Where: Click here to access the EN & FR video lessons
Other Videos: You can find all of our video mini-lessons and other extra activities here

Start planning for Family Literacy Day 2024
WhatFamily Literacy Day takes place every year to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Celebrate 25 years of Family Literacy Day and learn together as a family by having a party! Make food, sing songs, and play games. The possibilities for learning are endless – and it’s fun when you do it together.
When: January 27th
Resources: click here

You’re invited to our Family Literacy Day event!
What: Celebrate Family Literacy Day 2024 Virtually with Honorary Chair Barbara Reid! Barbara will be doing a demonstration on how to use clay to create a picture. She will share unique techniques you can use to make different things. The event will end with a Q&A.
Who: This event is ideal for families with children in grades 1 to 6.
When: January 25, 2024, 4:30 pm ET
To register: click here

Tech Talk: Digital Champions: A Holistic Approach to Assisting with Digital Skills One-on-One
What: In this session, GEO Nova Scotia will provide tips on supporting individuals in acquiring the skills and confidence to get online. These insights are grounded in an evidence-based holistic approach.
When: February 6th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
To register: click here

Don’t forget to book your workshops and order resources!
If you’re serving learners that are seniors or indigenous peoples, you’re eligible for a $50 honoraria through Activate Learning, as well as a printed copy of all our resources to use during your workshop. If you’re serving any other groups of learners, you can still receive honoraria and resources through many of our other programs, including UP Skills for Work, ABC Money Matters and more. To see a full list of our programs, please visit

If you have any questions or want to book a workshop through Activate Learning, please email me at or call: 437-253-0639

Jelena Tomescu (she/her)
Program Specialist, Activate Learning
ABC Life Literacy Canada
Phone: 416-218-0010 x 137