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Resources

ESI: Essential Skills Investigation

ESI Agents are on a Mission!

They want to find out

  • who is responsible for the BBQ explosion
  • what really caused the BBQ to explode
  • A team of Essential Skills Investigators use all of their Essential Skills to search for answers to keep us safe.

This closed captioned video and online learning activities

  • introduce the concepts of Essential Skills
  • show why Essential Skills are important
  • The online learning activities are available in ASL and English.
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ESI: Essential Skills Investigation

ESI: Essential Skills Investigation II

ESI: Essential Skills Investigation II

ESI Agents are Back!

Mob boss Al Skillauto is killed in a car accident.

ESI Agents need to find out:

  • Why did Al Skillauto’s car stall in the middle of an intersection?
  • What really caused the car to stop?
  • Is this an accident or is it murder?

The team of Essential Skills Investigators uses all of their Essential Skills to find the truth about what really happened.

The video is closed captioned. The online learning activities are available in ASL and English.

The video and the learning activities

  • introduce the concepts of Essential Skills
  • show why Essential Skills are important
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Deaf CAN! Workforce Literacy Resource

“DEAF CAN!” was developed by Durham Deaf Services. The resource provides an overview of 10 entry level jobs. It also provides examples of some of the tasks learners may encounter at each. The main focus of this resource is to develop

  • literacy skills
  • numeracy skills

“Deaf CAN!” explores various occupations such as ASL Instructor, Counselor, Landscaper and many more.

The “DEAF CAN!” resource includes an interactive DVD and hands-on activity worksheets.

“DEAF CAN!” was developed primarily for Deaf adults at an LBS literacy level of 2 or 3, however most of this resource can easily be used by the Anglophone stream.

Also included in this resource are testimonials by several Deaf community leaders to encourage learners on their journey toward gainful employment.

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Deaf CAN! Workforce Literacy Resource

Directory of Canadian Deaf Adult Literacy Programs

Directory of Canadian Deaf Adult Literacy Programs

A list of all Deaf Adult Literacy Programs across Canada. Contact information is included.

The directory can be downloaded in PDF format.

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Resources in Development

Information about other projects Deaf Literacy Initiative is working on.

Note: This section is under construction. 

Resources in Development