Reading in the City: Reading Places for Children

March 29, 2021 in Reading in the City, Youth

Reading has such a huge impact on our lives. It opens doors for critical thinking, problem solving and communication. That’s why Steacy Pinney from Calgary Reads is an advocate for reading places. The concept behind a reading place is simple yet powerful – create places that are interesting, comfortable and inviting so that people are excited to read. 

Today, we continue the conversation about reading places. Hear about how one Calgary school transformed an old computer lab into a reading oasis.

To find out more about the Little Red Reading House and how you can build a reading place in your own home, go to littleredreading.house.

Reading in the City: The Little Red Reading House

March 1, 2021 in Reading in the City

This might sound obvious, but reading is really important. Many of us readers now take this foundational skill for granted. Once you know how to read, you forget that you’re even reading. But it’s not innate. We have to learn how to read, and creating environments that are supportive and exciting can have a profound impact on how people feel about reading – especially kids. 

John sits down with Steacy from Calgary Reads, Grant from CUPS and Jackie from Chevron Canada to talk about reading—why it’s important and how we can create inspiring and unique places for people to read. 

To find out more about the Little Red Reading House and how you can build a reading place in your own home, go to littleredreading.house.

Experiences in Affordable Housing

December 7, 2020 in Housing

John sits down with three folks who live in affordable housing in Calgary. We wanted to understand the lived experience—what do residents like about where they live? What challenges have they had? Also, what types of environmental initiatives would residents like to see in the building they live in? 

This episode is part of our Better Housing Lab series. Learn more about the Better Housing Lab.