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Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2005: Frontier College's Beat the Street Learning Centre (2005)

Frontier College’s Beat the Street learning centre helps at-risk and homeless youth in downtown Toronto by offering them the chance to acquire basic literacy skills, high school upgrading, and computer training in an accessible and non-threatening learning environment.

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2013-07-11

Community-based Learning Opportunities for Aboriginals, Winner, 2004: Connecting Women in Need with ICT Skills (2004)

iSisters Technology Mentoring Inc. is a charitable organization that works to empower women through technology by broadening their career options and access to information in a knowledge-based economy.

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2013-07-05

Community-Based Learning Opportunities for Aboriginals, Winner, 2005: The Sunchild E-Learning Community Model (2005)

In 1999, the Sunchild E-Learning Community was established to develop and deliver education aimed exclusively at the needs of Aboriginal students in Grades 9 to 12 in 12 First Nations communities across Canada.

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2013-07-04

Community-Based Learning Opportunities for Aboriginal People, Winner, 2006: Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (2007)

The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA) is a non-profit organization that helps to build the financial and management practices and skills of Aboriginal people so that they can better manage and govern their communities.

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2013-07-03

Rethinking Professional Development: Reference Manual for Developing Professional Skills among Organizations and Practitioners within an Integrated Andragogical Process (2013)

Published by Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC), this reference manual promotes the development of a set of professional competencies among practitioners who are committed to their own career development process, while also working to develop the competencies of adults with low literacy skills.

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2013-06-24

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? (2013)

This paper serves as a primer on social innovation. The authors note that while the concept of social innovation has recently emerged as an approach to address intractable social problems, there is still limited understanding of precisely what the concept means in practice. However, while there is no common definition of social innovation, it does assume a desire to do things differently, with better results.

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2013-06-18

The CONNECT SCALES Project: Essential Skills Workshop (2012)

This document provides the outline for a two-day workshop designed to train career practitioners to use the resources developed through the SCALES (Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills) project. The project’s goal was to develop tools and best practices that would help practitioners working with unemployed and low-skilled workers to incorporate a Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approach into their work.

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2013-06-10

Everything Present in the Seed: Community Leadership Facilitator's Guide (2013)

Everything Present in the Seed (EPIS) Community Leadership Training is a curriculum designed to help community members discover their innate leadership values and skills and, at the same time, improve their literacy and essential skills. It was developed through a partnership between Capilano University and a number of neighbourhood organizations in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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2013-06-05

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? – Research Brief (2013)

This research brief offers an overview of the concept of social innovation, and explores the potential for social innovation to be a force in Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) programming.

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2013-06-03

Everything Present in the Seed: Community Leadership Manual (2013)

This manual is one of the resources developed for Everything Present in the Seed (EPIS), a leadership training curriculum designed to help community members discover their innate leadership values and skills and, at the same time, develop their literacy and essential skills.

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2013-05-27

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