“Anybody can do it, they basically have to be a guide and a navigator with the student,” said Caron.The City of Edmonton proclaimed September as Life Literacy Month, bringing to light the challenges those with literacy issues face while raising awareness of programs available for those ready to learn.
The legislation that currently governs landlord and tenant law in Alberta is the Residential Tenancies Act that came into force in November 2004 and was updated as recently as April 2009.Quick Definitions Agent: A person who acts on behalf of another person in their absence and has permission to do so (such as for a landlord during an In-inspection report).Sub-lease: This occurs when the tenant does not dispose of or convey its entire interest in the term, and the tenant retains a reversionary interest in the property.For example, if the tenant has eight months left on a tenancy agreement of one year, and they sublet out only four months. Definition of Residential Premises In the Residential Tenancies Act the term “Residential Premises” includes most places that people live in and call home such as apartments, houses, or self-contained rooms that are rented.All through school, Talbot was constantly reminded that she couldn’t keep up with her classmates, which made her feel stupid, like she would never be able to learn to read.
“It just made me feel that I was not good enough, or not smart enough to do anything else.
When Treassa Talbot first walked into the Project Adult Literacy Society (PALS), she was struggling to read anything beyond three letter words, now she’s reading novels.
“I used to feel that everybody was smarter and brighter than me. Talbot is just one of an estimated 832,000 Albertans who struggle with the basic reading, writing and math skills needed to function in society, representing around 20% of the population.
September 9: – The Edmonton Public Library and the Centre for Family Literacy is hosting Busapalooza at the Idylwylde Library at 8310 88 Ave. September 15: – Mayor Roxanne Carr will proclaim Literacy Month in Strathcona County at the Strathcona County Hall at 2 p.m.
– Fort Saskatchewan mayor Gale Katchur will proclaim September as Life Literacy Month at Fort Saskatchewan City Hall at 2 p.m.
While this number might seem high, Bonnie Caron, literacy coordinator at PALS, said the issue of low-literacy skills is kept hidden due to the social stigma associated with being unable to read, leading those with low-literacy skills to find coping mechanisms that compensate for their struggles with literacy.