Aboriginal literacy

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

Up Skill Athabasca: Providing Essential Skills for the Athabasca Region and the Oil Sands Industry (2012)

Presentation given during The Centre for Literacy Summer Institute 2012, June 27 - 29, 2012 in Montreal, QC

This presentation offers an overview of a cross-sectoral demonstration project aimed at improving the Essential Skills of workers in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta, home to the Athabasca Oil Sands.

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2013-06-28

The Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps - 2012 Report (2012)

Since 2005, the Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps have been offered in remote First Nation communities in northern Ontario to help children retain and build their literacy skills over the long school vacation. This report outlines the highlights of the 2012 camps.

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2013-03-08

Literacy and Essential Skills in Saskatchewan: Environmental Scan 2012 (2012)

The goal of this report is to provide context for understanding the current state of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in the province of Saskatchewan. The author discusses such issues as existing and emerging skill shortages; increasing numbers of people seeking English as a Second Language (ESL) training; the growing Aboriginal population and its literacy needs; and other demographic challenges faced by the province.

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2013-01-31

Plain Language Summaries: Building on our Competencies - Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and SKills Survey (2008)

In this document, the author offers a plain-language summary of a 2005 Statistics Canada report that presented the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), the Canadian component of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills program (ALL).

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2012-11-19

Yukon Literacy Coalition Strategic Plan 2011-2016 (2012)

This document sets out a five-year plan for the Yukon Literacy Coalition (YLC), a community-based organization committed to increasing literacy and Essential Skills for adult learners. The plan is a tool to help stakeholders, members, and funders understand the YLC’s priorities and the actions required to meet these priorities.

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2012-10-09

Beyond the Book: Learning from our History (2009)

Prepared by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, this document takes a historical look at literacy from the 19th century through to present-day programming in that province.

It includes sections about federal involvement in literacy; the history of French language education rights in Ontario; deaf literacy; and the connection between literacy and social justice.

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2012-08-22

Literacy Performance of Working-Age Aboriginal People in Canada: Findings based on the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) 2003 (2008)

This document offers an analysis of the literacy, numeracy and problem-solving proficiencies of the working-age Aboriginal population in Canada, based on the findings of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) conducted in 2003.

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2012-07-31

How did ALBE prepare you for what you are studying now? [Video - 2:20] (2012)

In this brief video, two women explain how the knowledge they gained in the Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) program helped them with further training.

One woman has gone on to become a family literacy trainee and the other is studying in a college program for Aboriginal language and culture instructors.

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2012-07-23

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