NEW CLO STAFF
Community Literary of Ontario is
pleased to welcome Jette Cosburn and Cathy Barlow to the CLO team. Jette will
be working as the Administrative Assistant. Cathy is CLO's bookkeeper.
The Renfrew County Community Upgrading Program (RCCUP) completed a two-year
project last March with the publication of its tutor manual. The manual
incorporates the RCCUP program handbook, a reference for the teaching of basic
literacy skills, and three topic oriented lesson sections designed to help
tutors use "real life" interests and materials as a basis for
Three quite different topics were chosen - oral history, gardening and food,
and jobs - to appeal to a variety of interests. These sections are intended to
serve as a model for developing lessons around other topics tutors and students
would like to explore.
The teaching sections include sample Student Profiles for students at three
levels, and suggested activities that relate to learning outcomes for each. The
profiles outline the student's prior education and work history, and his/her
long-term, mid-term and short-term goals. After each profile are sample lesson
plans and follow-up activities.
Although some sections relate specifically to the RCCUP program and rural
literacy, the manual is intended to be useful to all one-to-one tutoring
programs. It is available for $25, plus $3 shipping.
Please contact RCCUP, Box 74,
Eganville, Ontario, K0J lT0
Literacy Fund of
The Literacy Fund of Ontario would like the following help from community
- Ideas for projects that could be done on a province-wide basis with a
particular franchised company. Superior Propane would be one example.
- The names of corporations whose branch plants have cooperated with your
program and whose head offices might be approached for funds.
- In the Toronto area, volunteers who might sit on committees and help with
- Examples of student success stories which the LFO could use in letters and
- Ideas for events, for example the Brazilian Ball, which could be used for
- Names of high profile people we might approach to sit on the LFO board,
chair committees, or undertake meetings with others who might donate funds.
- Ideas for products that might be used for fund-raising. Ideas for possible
partnerships the LFO might develop to undertake events or to get in-kind gifts,
such as computers, for programs.
Please send your ideas to:
Dawn Greenwood, Literacy Fund of Ontario
c/o Ontario Literacy Coalition
365 Bloor Street East, Suite 1003
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4
Or call Betty Butterworth at 416-532-2465 or
fax her at 416-532-6048.