The Seniors' Literacy and Learning Grant Program is a literacy initiative funded by the Adult Education Division of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education in partnership with the Department of Seniors.Program goal is to help seniors to address their basic learning needs. It provides grants of up to $5,000 each towards upgrading programs for seniors.
Seniors Councils, Clubs, and Seniors Organizations are invited to partner with their local community-based adult learning organization and together apply for a grant.This link provides contact information for Community Learning Organizations for support in developing your proposal. The application submission process is the responsibility of the Community Learning Organization and the coordinators are familiar with the new online application process.
For more information please contact:
Map and contact information for Community Learning Organizations. Click on your region for details.http://gonssal.ca/General-Public/index.shtml
The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) is part of the Adult Education Division of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development. Created in September 2001, NSSAL coordinates educational programs for adults who want to upgrade their literacy skills and/or earn their high school diploma. The school offers programs at more than 150 sites across the province in partnership with regional school boards, Nova Scotia Community College, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations.
This PDF document provides background information and statistics about older adults, gives an overview of learning in later life, identifies the barriers to learning, and suggests strategies to overcome them. It also includes a list of the resources in the Enhancing the Basic Learning Skills of Older Nova Scotians. A Resource Kit, and many other resources available to support older adult learning.
A compilation of health literacy lesson plans is now available to be used by literacy tutors and health educators who work with older adult learners.
Previous recipients of the Seniors' Literacy and Learning Grant Program 2011 include:
The Seniors' Literacy and Learning Partnership Award was created in 2007 to recognize exemplary partnerships between learning networks and seniors' councils or other seniors' organizations in the provision of upgrading programs to older learners in Nova Scotia.