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General News · 4th April 2011
Cortes Literacy
Cortes Literacy is in the final stages of determining fund allocation for this coming year. Our task group has identified many literacy-related needs, issues and gaps in our community that can be addressed with this funding.

But have we heard from everyone?

Read the following list. Inform us if you have additional ideas to add to this list in the major or minor categories.

Our meeting is April 13th. Time and place TBA. Email or call Coreen with your ideas for how our community service providers and organizations can collaborate on a literacy-related project that you !!!!feel is important. cortesliteracytwincomm.ca or 935-0152

1.YOUTH EMPOWERMENT: leadership; motivating them to stay longer; skill sharing/ targeted learning; financial management; boating tickets; outdoor courses ie: kayaking; circus arts
2.COMMUNICATION: centralized, inclusive, voice for organizations: tangible & in print; dialogue process; facilitation; decision-making
3.HEALTH LITERACY: mental health; invisible disabilities in children/youth/adults/seniors; nutritional literacy
4.MEDIA LITERACY: basic computer courses for everyone, for seniors; classes/one-on-one; video production
5.EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
6.ECOLITERACY: sustainable, self-sufficient living; food security; inventory natural resources
7.CORTES HISTORY: oral history
8.COMMUNITY LITERACY REGARDING FIRST NATIONS
9.PRE-SCHOOL
10.SKILLS CENTRE/“CORTES COLLEGE”: community governance/board development; financial literacy; promotional literacy; business management; skills for teens/young adults (ie: boating ticket); off-island export for island revenues; skills sharing; typing courses; computer courses
11.TRANSPORTATION (for greater access to literacy and learning): posting/sharing/reducing; electric/biodiesel public transport
12.LIBRARY
13.WRITTEN LANGUAGE: reading, writing; typing; kids that fall through the gaps; imagination library; affordable adult programming