About

Activate Learning is a literacy program focused on supporting and empowering the unique population of Newfoundland and Labrador. The program aims to improve the number of training opportunities for adult learners, employees and workplaces. The topics align with the Skills for Success model and include:

  • Employability and life skills
  • Health literacy
  • Financial literacy
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How it works

Employers: Employers can sign up to run a workshop on one or more of the available 35 topics. Employers can choose to run a series of workshops on a number of topics, or focus on a select few based on the needs and interest of their organization and employees.

All employers that sign up to run a workshop will be provided with printed teaching materials and online facilitator training. We can also provide you with a workshop facilitator as well, should you need one. Additionally, employers may be eligible to receive a salary offset of up to $15/hr for each employee participating in a two-hour workshop (certain conditions apply).

Literacy Organizations: Literacy organizations can sign up to run a workshop on one or more of the available 35 topics. Literacy and learning organizations can choose to run a series of workshops on a number of topics, or focus on a select few based on the needs and interest of their learners.

All organizations that sign up to run a workshop will be provided with printed teaching materials and online facilitator training. Additionally, organizations may be eligible to receive a $50 honorarium for every workshop run.

Workshop Topics

Employability and life skills through UP Skills for Work

Intro to employability and life skills

Motivation

Attitude

Accountability

Presentation

Teamwork/Collaboration

Time Management

Adaptability

Stress Management

Reading

Writing

Numeracy

Digital

Problem Solving

Confidence

Communication

Creativity and Innovation

Financial Literacy through Money Matters

Spending plans*

Banking basics*

Borrowing money*

Ways to save*

Smart Shopping

What is a Bank?**

Ways to Pay**

Needs, Wants, and Spending Plans**

How to Use an ATM**

Understanding Your Paycheque**

Money Safety**

Facing Challenges**

*Custom workshops reflective of Indigenous Peoples culture and community also available.

**Adapted workshops to support people with diverse abilities.

Health Literacy through ABC Health Matters

Take charge of your health

Map out your health

Ready to host a workshop?

Questions about the program? Check out our FAQs!

Want to know more? Watch our 5-minute on-demand webinar!

Testimonials

“I appreciate the focus on skills as opposed to experience and education because it allows us to highlight our learners’ strengths, even if they feel they don’t have the traditional experience.” – Practitioner

“My colleagues and I attended the Stress Management workshop and it was an excellent experience! Erica is a great facilitator and was able to encourage a good discussion within our group. The materials were well presented, clear and very understandable. I would highly recommend this workshop and look forward to attending more in the future.” – Learner

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy & Essential Skills program.