Literacy Fact Sheets

Community Resources

Referral resources in the community

National Literacy Organizations: Literacy Websites

National Adult Literacy Database
http://www.nald.ca/litweb/nation/national.htm
NALD lists will always be the most up-to-date.

Provincial Literacy Organizations

National Adult Literacy Database
http://www.nald.ca/litweb/province/province.htm

Literacy and What You Can Do

Literacy BC
http://www2.literacy.bc.ca/facts/youcando.pdf

Literacy and You: Toolkit

Successful Communication, Communications Canada
http://www.nald.ca/library/learning/successe/successe.pdf

Understanding Literacy and Crime Prevention

Taking Down The Wall Of Words: A Handbook for Community Agencies, Part 2 (Organizational Audit)
John Howard Society
http://www.johnhoward.ca/document/Wall/wall2cvr.htm

Literacy Behind Bars: Results From the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy Prison Survey
Institute of Education Sciences, US Education Department
An Introduction to Risk Factors and Protective Factors
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007473

Literacy: An Essential Ingredient Of Offender Post Release Success
Correctional Services Canada
http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/releases/03-09-04_e.shtml

Helping America’s Youth
http://guide.helpingamericasyouth.gov/programtool-factors.cfm?factorID=rfs5

Literacy and the Justice system

Literacy and Justice

Literacy BC

http://www2.literacy.bc.ca/facts/justice.pdf

Literacy in the Courtroom

National Judicial Institute
http://www.nji.ca/nji/Public/documents/LiteracyGuideEv3.pdf_000.pdf

Literacy and Access to the Canadian Justice System Casebook

National Judicial Institute
http://www.nji.ca/nji/Public/documents/
LiteracyandAccesstotheCanadianJusticeSystem.pdf

Statement of Principles on Self-represented Litigants and Accused Persons
The Canadian Judicial Council
http://www.cjc-ccm.gc.ca/cmslib/general/
Final-Statement-of-Principles-SRL.pdf

Literacy and the Courts: Protecting the Right to Understand

John Howard Society
http://www.johnhoward.ca/document/litcou/english/page_vii.htm

Understanding Literacy: A Judicial Imperative

John Howard Society
http://www.johnhoward.ca/document/undrstnd/english/contents.htm

Justice Literacy: Assessment And Awareness Project (Tool and Workshop)
John Howard Society of Saskatchewan
http://www.justiceliteracy.org/

Lawyers for Literacy

Canadian Bar Association
http://www.cba.org/BC/Practice_Resources/lawyers_literacy/default.aspx

Literacy and Access to Administrative Justice in Canada:
A Guide for the Promotion of Plain Language
Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals
http://www.ccat-ctac.org/en/publications/

Duty to Accommodate

Duty to Accommodate Fact sheet

Canadian Human Rights Commission
http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/pdf/duty_factsheet_en.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty to Accommodate
Canadian Human Rights Commission
http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/pdf/dta_faq_en.pdf

Policy and Guidelines on Disability and the Duty to Accommodate,
Ontario Human Rights Commission, (Toronto: OHRC, 2000)

Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities (2006) (Ottawa: Social Development Canada, 2006), citing Delcey, Michel. “Déficiences motrices et situation de handicaps” – ed. AFP-2002

Current Canadian Human Rights Laws

Duty to Accommodate
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
http://www.ldac-taac.ca/LDandtheLaw/ch04_Law-e.asp

Chapter 3: Human Rights Legislation That Prohibits Discrimination
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

http://www.ldac-taac.ca/LDandtheLaw/ch03_Law-e.asp

List by Province
http://www.ldac-taac.ca/LDandtheLaw/ch03-1_Law-e.asp

National Judicial Institute
www.nji.ca/nji/index.cfm

ARCH Disability Law Centre,
www.archdisabilitylaw.ca