Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)

What is the Future of Learning in Canada? (2011)

In its final report, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) states that Canada is slipping down the international learning curve, falling behind competitor countries and economies. The authors attribute this situation to the failure of governments to work together and to show collective political leadership.

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2012-02-16

Effective literacy strategies for immigrant students (2009)

Lessons in Learning – September 23, 2009

The authors of this document discuss some of the findings of a study commissioned by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to examine the academic performance of young immigrants whose first language is neither English nor French.

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2012-02-10

Fact Sheet - Learning to Do: Participation in Job-related Training (2010)

The authors note that according to Statistics Canada figures, one-quarter of working-age adults in Canada participate in job-related training, with younger adults more likely to be involved in such training than their older counterparts.

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2011-12-06

Fact Sheet - Learning to Do: Availability of Workplace Training (2010)

The percentage of Canadian workplaces offering some form of training has increased, from 54 percent in 1999 to 59 percent in 2005, according to Statistics Canada documents. But the authors note that despite this increase, Canadian employers lag behind their European counterparts when it comes to the availability of such training, placing well behind the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden and France.

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2011-12-02

Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: University Attainment (2010)

According to Statistics Canada, the proportion of working-age Canadians with a university education increased steadily between 1993 and 2009. In 1993, 18 per cent of Canadians aged 25 to 64 had received a university certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree; by 2009, that proportion had jumped to 28 per cent.

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2011-12-02

Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: Youth Literacy Skills (2010)

According to the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canadian 15-year-olds scored above OECD averages in reading, math, and science literacy. Canada’s science scores put it in the top seven of 57 countries.

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2011-11-30

Making the environmental grade: The benefits of going green in the classroom (2009)

Lessons in Learning – June 24, 2009

In this document, the authors discuss both the benefits and the challenges of making environmental education a component of classroom learning.

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2011-11-15

Learning Cities: Optimizing Economic and Social Well-being through Lifelong Learning for All (2007)

Lessons in Learning – November 15, 2007

The authors examine the concept of learning cities, defined as communities where lifelong learning is explicitly used as an organizing principle and social goal in order to foster healthier, more inclusive, better educated cities.

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2011-11-04

The benefits of experiential learning: (2008)

Lessons in Learning – February 21, 2008

The authors note that improvements in post-secondary educational attainment are an important response to the growing demand for skills in the Canadian labour market. However, in addition to academic skills, employers require their employees to have occupational skills, including both job-specific technical skills and “soft skills” like interpersonal communication and teamwork.

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2011-10-14

Strategies for overcoming barriers to training and education for Canadians with disabilities (2009)

Lessons in Learning - October 7, 2009

The authors of this document note that individuals with disabilities often encounter barriers to education, impeding the development of their literacy skills. That, in turn, hurts their job prospects.

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2011-09-30

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