Community Literacy Programs

Cultural Learning Connections Community Adult Literacy Program in Prince Rupert which will provide learners with the opportunity and support to establish and accomplish their learning goals. Computer, resume and job search workshops will be delivered at the Change Makers programming space, Eagles keep supportive housing and at the Unemployed Action Centre. Seminars focused on financial literacy, goal setting, planning and identifying resources in our community will be delivered. Change Makers’ recognize that health and civic literacy are important; we use these concepts to encourage dialogue, promote heathy decision making and provide engaging activities for our learners to explore.

Our Cultural Learning Connections Community Adult Literacy Program is designed to be delivered alongside and complimentary to the Raven Tale Revival Indigenous Community Adult Literacy Program. These two programs will work in unison to develop cross cultural understanding and work toward reconciliation while having the instructional capacity to address the unique challenges of working in a multicultural environment. Change Makers’ Cultural Learning Connection CALP will allow Immigrants and non-indigenous community members to connect with our Indigenous community members to explore the legacy of colonialism in Canada and work towards reconciliation through learning about history, culture and exploring legends and myths; we will focus on reading, writing, storytelling, digital media and theatre to develop communication, team-work and inter-personal dynamics. This work is essential in our community to provide services that span cultural and socio-economic groups and will create a safe space of inclusion for people to come together and work on achieving individual and group goals, promote cultural understanding, and offer opportunities for participants to develop their employability skills.

We are developing experiential peer learning programs so that learners will have the unique opportunity to mentor and direct the application of their learning. We have developed a community connection seminar that has helped job seekers identify their unique gifts that they can share with our community to develop a more resilient and integrated community. We deliver community-based programming through our partnerships in the community. Learners may learn to use computers, apply for online services like Ministry of Social Services, Employment Insurance Premiums, file taxes, write resumes and conduct job searches. Our close partnerships with Coast Mountain College and Hecate Strait Employment Development Society allows us to provide support and link learners to specific employment supports and educational opportunities so they may continue their educational journey and secure employment.