Meaningful Sentences?
with Roberta Power
New Readers Press Educational Consultant and longtime English instructor Roberta Power speaks to incarcerated students and their teachers, seeking ways to improve corrections education and boost literacy, self esteem, personal expression, career prospects and successful re-entry.


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Episode 3  – Meaningful Sentences in the Atlantic Region

Roberta Power talks to the Chief of Education Maurice Daigle and teacher Kelsey Henderson from the Correctional Service of Canada in the Atlantic region to explore what’s happening educationally with residents at medium and maximum institutions…

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Episode 2- Cecilia Rossander (William Head Institution, BC)

Roberta chats with social program officer Cecilia Rossander about the programming offered at William Head Federal Institution, such as William Head On Stage (WHOs). Together they discuss how being involved in theatre and other community-based programs…

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Episode 1– Trent Gillespie (Saskatchewan Penitentiary)

Roberta talks to Trent Gillespie, a teacher in the maximum security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary. Together, they discuss his background and experience in corrections, seeking engaging resources for all students, incorporating indigenous…

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Roberta Power

Roberta is a longtime English instructor. Now, she is the Educational Consultant in Canada for the not-for-profit ProLiteracy, New Readers Press whose mission is to raise adult literacy rates globally. Two years ago, Roberta asked if she could represent New Readers Press after using their books in her class and witnessing how well received they were.

Additionally, Roberta has a love of the English language and the human psyche; she spreads her delight in both, making self-help videos and humorous plays on her own and with her students. She has always wanted to work in a correctional environment and she's thrilled to have this opportunity to speak with the teachers and students there, offering a forum for their voices through voicEd Radio.