Notes for presentation to House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (2006)

In these notes, Charles Ramsey presents NALD before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Ramsey also emphasizes the need for the federal government investment and leadership in both workforce and workplace literacy for adult Canadians.

Sue Folinsbee explores the consequences of the government's cuts, especially the 17.7 million dollars to the National office of Literacy and Learning (NOLL). Folinsbee also presents five recommendations. The last one, for example, urges the federal government to consider a joint partnership model with both private and public sector employers and unions along with other important stakeholders to provide a shared vision and plan of action to address the need for workforce and workplace literacy. "We encourage a broad definition of literacy rather than a narrow one that just considers the present job. We encourage multiple entry points for upgrading as well as strategies and initiatives that are flexible and contextual. We discourage a “one size fits all” approach".

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2006-11-03
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Charles Ramsey, Debbie Burns and Sue Folinsbee. Notes for presentation to House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities 2006. Web. 25 Feb. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/employ/huma/huma.pdf>
Charles Ramsey, Debbie Burns & Sue Folinsbee (2006). Notes for presentation to House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/employ/huma/huma.pdf
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