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Lindsay L. Kennedy

President and CEO, Canadian Literacy and Learning Network

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.

Family Literacy Is for the Grown-Ups Too

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.
01/23/2014 05:11 EST

Literacy Doesn't Mean What You Think

A quick search of web-based resources yielded 17 different types of subject-related literacy, but these initiatives are really more about promoting general awareness and knowledge of a specific subject area than they are about literacy as a foundational skill.
12/10/2013 12:28 EST

Media Literacy Is Key For People of All Ages

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.
11/04/2013 05:30 EST

Does Your Workplace Have a "Learning Culture"?

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.
09/22/2013 01:32 EDT

How Literacy Has Evolved in Canada

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.
09/03/2013 05:26 EDT

Celebrating Aboriginal Literacy and Learning

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. In celebration, here are a few key points about literacy and essential skills that have broad application in supporting better outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
06/21/2013 05:43 EDT

Adult Learners' Week 2013: Never Stop Learning

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.
04/05/2013 07:59 EDT