Brief to House of Commons Standing Committee On Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (2006)

In this brief, the National Adult Literacy Database Inc (NALD) explores the issue of workplace literacy. The comments focus on three areas: the need for literacy and essential skills to enable people to participate in the labour market, workplace literacy in the broader context of literacy, and the need for coordination of information and resources.

The brief introduces a non-profit service organization which fills the crucial need for a bilingual single-source, comprehensive, up-to-date and easily accessible database of adult literacy programs, resources, services and activities across Canada.

It presents three major recommendations. As an example, the first one recommends: that Canadians who are not in the labour force must be given appropriate support and training to develop workplace literacy and essential skill levels so they can compete in the labour market and obtain good jobs. This also meets the needs of employers who are facing skills shortages.

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2006-11-03
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Charles Ramsey, Debbie Burns and Sue Folinsbee. Brief to House of Commons Standing Committee On Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities 2006. Web. 13 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/employ/brief/brief.pdf>
Charles Ramsey, Debbie Burns & Sue Folinsbee (2006). Brief to House of Commons Standing Committee On Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Retrieved August 13, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/employ/brief/brief.pdf
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