Lindsay L. Kennedy
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Lindsay Kennedy is President and CEO of Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), the national hub for research, information and knowledge mobilization, increasing literacies and essential skills across Canada. For over 20 years, Lindsay has worked in many different roles within the literacy and essential skills field. She is well-known as a visionary and a collaborator.

CLLN, a non-profit charitable organization, represents literacy coalitions, organizations and individuals in every province and territory in Canada. CLLN believes that literacy and learning should be valued – at home, in the workplace and in the community. www.literacy.ca

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Family Literacy Is for the Grown-Ups Too

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 3:42 PM

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative held across Canada every year on January 27. Its goal is to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Stemming from research done in the 1960s and '70s, it is now generally well-understood...

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Literacy Doesn't Mean What You Think

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 11:35 AM

For International Literacy Day in September I wrote about how our understanding of literacy has evolved, moving from the literacy/illiteracy dichotomy that people were concerned about in the 1980s to a more nuanced understanding of levels of literacy and the importance of lifelong learning.

Taking the question...

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Media Literacy Is Key For People of All Ages

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 3:09 PM

November 4-8, 2013, is Media Literacy Week in Canada. A project of MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers' Federation, the week focuses on helping young people become more aware of the power and influence of media in their lives.

This year's theme is marketing and consumerism: What's Being Sold: Helping...

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Big Data Release on Adult Literacy and Skills Just Around the Corner

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 4:39 PM

Next week, Canada and the rest of the world will get a first glimpse at substantial new data on adult literacy and skills.

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies -- or PIAAC -- is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). About once...

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Does Your Workplace Have a "Learning Culture"?

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2013 | 1:32 AM

Canadians of all ages go back to school in September, but learning that takes place outside the classroom is increasingly being recognized as a key factor for a thriving economy and a fulfilling life. Following Labour Day, many workplaces move into full swing with preparations for Learn @...

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How Literacy Has Evolved in Canada

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 5:26 PM

International Literacy Day has been celebrated on September 8 since 1966. The aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies around the world. It's also an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come, and where we need to go next.

As I was thinking...

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Celebrating Aboriginal Literacy and Learning

(2) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 4:00 PM

National Aboriginal Day, June 21, is a day of recognition that celebrates the cultures and contributions of Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. It is, fittingly, the first in a series of special days that includes Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24 in Québec) and Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27), wrapping...

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Adult Learners' Week 2013: Never Stop Learning

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 7:59 AM

Adult Learners' Week is celebrated in Canada every year. April 6 to 14, 2013 provides a focal point to consider the importance of lifelong learning and recognize the achievements of Canadian adult learners.

It's also an opportunity for all adults to take a pause and think about...

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Supporting Literacy Would Be the Best Investment Jim Flaherty Could Make

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 12:20 PM

In the lead up to the federal government's 2013 budget there has been a lot of talk about infrastructure.
There are those concerned about potential negative economic consequences as the federal stimulus plan winds down, and those who have been campaigning for years about the need...

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