The National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) is a bilingual website that provides a wealth of information about literacy. The website’s powerful search engine makes it easy to find information on union literacy, or any other topic related to literacy in Canada. It also contains excellent links to international information. If you like websites with a lot of depth, you will love NALD.
AlphaPlus Centre – Based in Toronto, this non-profit organization is staffed by CUPE members. It provides literacy tutors, instructors, trainers, volunteers and researchers with information they need to support the adult learners they work with. The focus is on deaf adult learners as well as people from Aboriginal, anglophone and francophone communities. The bilingual website has an excellent search engine and provides information relevant to all Canadians, not just those from Ontario. You can order books and software from the website.
Simon Fraser University Centre for Labour Studies in Vancouver publishes research and a newsletter on labour history and political issues. The centre created a bibliography of children’s and young adult books on labour, strikes and politics. The bibliography contains fiction and non-fiction books and has brief descriptions of each.