Aboriginal

Access to Books (2013)

This report looks at various ways of sourcing books, and providing access to books for First Nations communities. While the report focuses on efforts in Hobbema, a primarily First Nations community south of Edmonton, Alberta, the ideas it contains are relevant in many situations.

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2014-02-12

The Ready-to-Work Program: Opening Doors to the Tourism Industry (2005)

The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council’s (CTHRC’s) Ready-to-Work (RTW) program combines pre-employment entry-level skills training and career planning with workplace experience and on-the-job training.

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2013-08-29

Made in the North Forum - Final Report: What We Learned Together (2013)

Made in the North was a forum held in October 2012 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and organized collaboratively by the literacy councils of Canada’s three territories. The forum brought together 140 adult educators, employers, policy-makers, language experts, literacy practitioners, and Aboriginal and community leaders from the territories and from Labrador.

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2013-08-07

Canadian post-secondary graduates and further education: Who continues and why? (2009)

This report examines patterns of participation in further education among postsecondary graduates from colleges and institutes, university colleges, and universities across Canada, with particular emphasis on the participation of Canadian‐born Aboriginal people; Canadian‐born non‐Aboriginal people; and immigrants.

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2013-06-07

Evaluation Report: Made in the North (2013)

Formative and Summative Evaluation of the “Learning through Partnerships: A Pan-Northern Gathering Project”

In 2010, the literacy councils of the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Nunavut joined forces for a project that would culminate two years later in a three-day forum on adult learning, literacy, and skills development in northern Canada. The goals of the project, entitled Made in the North, were to explore northern-directed policies and practices that support adult learning; develop partnerships; and share knowledge.

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2013-04-05

Action Plan Recommendations to Maximize Social Innovation in British Columbia (2012)

In 2011, the BC Social Innovation Council was established to help the government of British Columbia find new ways to tackle social challenges. The council included representatives of government, Aboriginal and community organizations, and business agencies with an interest in social entrepreneurship, including credit unions, foundations, investors, and social entrepreneurs.

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2013-01-28

Essential Skills Needs Assessment of the Trucking Industry (2002)

The goal of this report, published by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), is to identify Essential Skills-related learning needs in the current and future driver and dispatcher workforce and to recommend strategies for meeting these needs.

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2012-11-07

Hastings Racecourse - Vancouver, British Columbia: Case Study [Video - 7:12] (2012)

This is one of four video case studies developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to showcase successful workplace education programs across Canada.

This video focuses on Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia, which has its own learning centre to help employees develop both Essential Skills and the unique job skills required in the horse racing industry.

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2012-11-05

Profitability in Diversity (2005)

A Report from the Round Table Discussions with Selected Employment Groups

The authors point out that while the Canadian plastics industry is growing rapidly, its workforce is aging and retiring, its traditional labour pool is shrinking, and it is competing with other strong industry sectors for employees. The sector requires a strategy for recruiting and retaining workers from non-traditional or underutilized labour markets.

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2012-02-13

Essential Skills and Kahkewistahaw Gas (2009)

This case study focuses on the Kahkewistahaw Gas and Convenience Store, where 98 per cent of the employees are First Nations. The business, located in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, opened in 2004 with the dual mandate of creating employment for First Nations people and helping them develop the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

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2011-02-25

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