Events & Training

Plain Language Theory


Plain Language Theory

This training is open to St.Amant staff and Volunteers (exceptions apply). If you are a staff member, please speak to your supervisor to register. If you are not a St.Amant staff member, and would like more information about this training opportunity, please email

Training Overview

Plain language writing is clear, concise, well-organized writing that the reader can understand after reading it only once. This workshop explores literacy skills in Canada, and current best practices related to writing in plain language. If you regularly communicate with staff, families, members of the public or to large groups of people, this workshop will give you the tools you need in order to write communication that everyone can understand.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe why writing in plain language is important.
  • Recognize times to use plain language.
  • Commit to writing in plain language.
  • Identify ways to make your writing clear and easy to understand.
  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate the reading level of your writing.

If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please email with the details and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact us 7-10 days prior to your training event.

Si vous exigez des mesures d’adaptation dues à une incapacité ou une condition médicale, veuillez nous en informez en nous envoyant un courriel à l’adresse suivante: Nous ferons de notre mieux afin de vous accommoder. Merci denous contacter au moins 7 à 10 jours avant votre session de formation.

Hourly Schedule

April 24

9 - 10
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August 16, 2023


Available to staff, volunteers
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm