Resources

Downtown Eastside Learning and Training Services (2017-updated from the 2013 edition): A quick reference guide for literacy, training, and educational services in the Downtown Eastside. online version | print version

HELP Brochure (2017 Ed.) This brochure is intended as a street and office source of resources that exist in the DTES as well as the greater Vancouver area. The brochure contains sources for the following areas: food, shelter, medical, legal, finance, communication, transportation and education.

Adult Basic Education is a Basic Right is collaboratively authored by researchers and educators in the adult education field in British Columbia. Their aim is to gather and share information about the social, economic and educational consequences of the ABE tuition policy and other changes to adult education policy in BC. Read all of the posts by Suzanne Smythe on Adult Basic Education is a Basic Right.

Decoda Literacy Solutions: Whether you’re a literacy practitioner looking for educational resources to run a program; a caregiver looking for literacy resources to use with the kids at home; or a student looking for information for a school project, this section is a great place to start.

Carnegie Newsletter: It’s really simple. Find an issue you’d like to read and then either click the arrows to the right and left of the issue to flip through pages. Or use the arrow keys on your keyboard. Furthermore, to zoom in on the issue, simply click on it. To zoom back out, click again.

Downtown Eastside Learning and Training Services (2013): A quick reference guide for literacy, training, and educational services in the Downtown Eastside. online version | print version

Strengthening Literacy in the Downtown Eastside (2010): Read more about the DTES Adult Literacy Roundtable’s vision, goals and action plan. Updates to this plan can be found in the Roundtable’s 2011 report, 2012 report, 2014 report and 2015 Report.

BC Literacy Directory: A listing of programs available in the Vancouver-Hastings area in reading, writing & math, ESL, skills upgrading & high school completion, and Aboriginal learning.

ESL Literacy Network Website: A rich resource of tools, materials, curricula and research developed by Bow Valley College.

Decoder: From the Field – Changing Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: http://decoda.ca/about-us/media/e-bulletin/the-decoder-april-2014/.

Carnegie Newsletter: DTES Literacy Roundtable Update: http://carnegie.vcn.bc.ca/oct_114_page5#id85vP6udr89gBzRksMwZOJA.

Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services: www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/finance.

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