Edmonton Social Planning Council

Fact Sheet - Literacy in Canada and Alberta (2012)

This fact sheet brings together information from a variety of sources to provide a snapshot of literacy in Canada generally and in Alberta in particular.

The authors note that while Alberta teenagers tend to score better on tests of literacy skills than their counterparts in other parts of Canada, such skills can only be retained in adulthood if they are used regularly in the home, workplace and community.

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2012-11-02

Fact Sheet - Economic Impact of Small Business (2011)

This fact sheet examines the impact of small businesses on the economy.

The authors note that Canadian small businesses employ almost half of the country’s workforce, proving that the success of small businesses has a profound effect on the economy.

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2012-10-22

Fact Sheet – Bullying (2011)

This document offers a summary of the nature and impact of bullying, with particular reference to children and youth.

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2012-10-03

Fact Sheet – Disabilities (2010)

This fact sheet draws on information from a variety of sources to provide a look at the nature of disabilities; the supports available in Alberta for people with disabilities; and the areas for improvement in policy related to those with disabilities.

The authors note that “disabilities” is an umbrella term, covering a variety of impairments, limitations on activity, and restrictions on participation.

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2012-09-28
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