Category Archives: Essential Life Skill Units

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Quebec Literacy Working Group (QLWG) Skills for Life Series

This unit is considered to be an orientation unit as it encourages learners to develop key skills for successful learning which should help them to work more independently on the other units of study.


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The Quebec Literacy Working Group Skills for Life Series

This workbook is meant to help you develop important life skills. As you work on different activities, try to see the purpose in what you are doing, stay motivated and enjoy! A home can be a very important part of one’s life. A home is not only a shelter; it is where you go to relax and be with your family. This is why it is a good idea to think of ways to improve your home and keep it safe.


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Quebec Literacy Working Group (QLWG) Skills for Life Series

As a member of a community, you may both take advantage of services and contribute to your community. This unit will help you to discover what a community is, what you can get from it, and what you can give back.


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Quebec Literacy Working Group (QLWG) Skills for Life Series

The purpose of this unit is to help learners know and understand their rights and responsibilities as Canadian citizens. They are asked to reflect on different information that illustrates what it means to live in a democratic country. Key democratic principles are highlighted in order to prepare learners to exercise their rights as citizens. Such rights include voting and writing a letter to a government representative. Activities also familiarize learners with how the government works in Canada and what it means to have fundamental rights and freedoms. This unit is particularly useful for learners who wish to obtain their Canadian citizenship.


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Quebec Literacy Working Group (QLWG) Skills for Life Series

Food is an important part of life. You have probably heard someone say, “You are what you eat”. Lately, doctors and nutritionists have been agreeing with this statement. A person’s diet has a direct impact on how they feel. In this unit, you will think about the food you eat.


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Quebec Literacy Working Group (QLWG) Skills for Life Series

This unit provides many opportunities to work on numeracy skills to equip learners with basic money management skills. More specifically, it offers some money management basics that will assist learners in creating and balancing a budget.


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Quebec Literacy Working Group (QLWG) Skills for Life Series

Pretty much anywhere you go, someone will try to sell you something. Companies have many ways to get you to buy their products. They try to convince you that you need their product, or that it will improve your life. This is why everyone should know how to shop.


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Quebec Literacy Working Group (QLWG) Skills for Life Series

Activities in this unit attempt to arm learners with certain health tools that will enable them to both find out about personal health concerns and know how to deal with such concerns at the doctorís office. Ideally, knowing how to manage health, from exercise and healthy eating to visiting the doctor, will help learners to prevent and deal with sickness both now and in the future.


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Quebec Literacy Working Group (QLWG) Skills for Life Series

There are many different things that make a person an individual. In this unit, you will explore the things that make you who you are. Understanding what makes you an individual will help you to better appreciate yourself and the people around.


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Quebec Literacy Working Group (QLWG) Skills for Life Series

Every day we talk, listen, write, read, point or nod to make our thoughts known to others. All people communicate. Knowing how to communicate well is an important skill. Good communication leads to job success and strong relationships. In this unit, you will explore ways to communicate effectively.


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