ABC Life Literacy


Activate Learning is a literacy program focused on supporting and empowering the unique population of Newfoundland and Labrador. The program aims to increase and enhance access to quality literacy services for seniors and Indigenous Peoples. Literacy resources and workshop topics align with the Skills for Success model and include:

  • Skills for work and life
  • Financial literacy
  • Health literacy


Literacy organizations and community groups that serve seniors or Indigenous Peoples can sign up to run a workshop through Activate Learning. 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.

Literacy organizations that work with learner groups that aren’t seniors or Indigenous Peoples can schedule workshops directly through ABC Life Literacy Canada program websites:

Employability and life skills through UP Skills for Work

Intro to employability and life skills






Time Management


Stress Management





Problem Solving



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

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“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 favourite thing about this workshop was the sharing time and discussing that math skills are something we need to practice. Solving problems can be done differently by different people. You are not alone if you have math anxiety like I do. I worry about passing it on to my children. Math is so important because we use it everywhere, not just in our jobs but in our daily activities.”  Learner

This project is funded in part by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.