About

Activate Learning is a literacy and essential skills 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 on the following topics:

  • Essential Skills
  • Employability 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 24 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 24 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

Essential Skills through Essential Skills for Life

  • Reading
  • Document use
  • Numeracy
  • Writing
  • Oral communication
  • Working with others
  • Thinking
  • Digital technology
  • Continuous learning

Employability Skills through UP Skills for Work

  • Motivation
  • Confidence
  • Attitude
  • Accountability
  • Presentation
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Adaptability
  • Stress management

Financial Literacy through Money Matters

  • Spending plans
  • Banking basics
  • Borrowing money
  • RESPs and other ways to save

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 essential 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.