Aboriginal peoples

Canada's Skills Crisis: What We Heard (2012)

A Canadian Chamber of Commerce report on cross-country consultations in 2012

This document outlines the findings of country-wide consultations carried out by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in 2012 to explore the issue of skill and labour shortages.

Three key issues emerged from the consultations: the need to upgrade the skills of existing Canadian workers; the necessity of improved connections between educators and employers; and the need to find the right approach to immigration.

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2012-10-19

Understanding literacy and family literacy needs of Anglophone adults in Quebec: Research Summaries (2011)

Between October 2010 and August 2011, the Centre for Literacy of Quebec carried out a research project designed to gain a greater understanding of literacy and essential skills (LES) needs of Anglophone adults living in that province.

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2012-07-19

New Brunswick Directory of English Language Literacy Programs (2011)

This directory lists programs and initiatives that provide literacy education and support in New Brunswick. The first section lists province-wide initiatives that offer programs or services in many communities around New Brunswick, while subsequent sections list local programs and initiatives by county.

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2012-07-16

Reading the Future: Daisa Allurut [Video - 5:39] (2008)

This five-minute video is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners who explain how improved literacy skills have changed their lives.

The subject of this video is a 34-year-old Inuit woman whose first language is Inuktitut. She has two young children and is very aware of the importance of education in providing them with opportunities in life.

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2011-04-08

Celebrate Aboriginal Languages Month (2009)

This resource promoting the celebration of Aboriginal Languages Month is intended to raise awareness about Aboriginal Languages loss and the importance of maintaining these languages. Through this resource, the NWT Literacy council hopes to help readers:

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2009-03-02

Excellence in Workplace Literacy, Medium Business Winner, 2001: Cameco Corporation, Key Lake Operations (2002)

This case study by The Conference Board of Canada highlights the Workplace Adult Education program run by Cameco Corporation at its mine sites in northern Saskatchewan. Cameco put a training program in place with the goal of raising the literacy level of its employees, in particular those employees who are northern, Aboriginal residents.

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2008-11-19

Annotated Bibliography of Aboriginal Books - Volume II (2008)

Pre-School to Adult

The NWT Literacy Council published its first bibliography of Aboriginal books in 2006. Since that time many new works have been created by aboriginal authors, illustrators and translators. This second bibliography contains new works as well as other works not included in the first listing.

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2008-06-13

Improving Essential Skills for Work and Community (2007)

Workplace and Workforce Literacy

In Nunavut and the NWT there is a critical need for greater awareness and better information about workplace and workforce literacy. Nunavut Literacy Council and NWT Literacy Council prepared this paper in order to provide information and analysis, and make recommendations about how to improve workplace and workforce literacy in Nunavut and the NWT.

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2008-04-30

Plan a Family-Fun-Day! (2007)

A How-to-Kit

This How-to-Kit was developed by the NWT Literacy Council to help families and communities celebrate literacy. It offers advice on how to plan a family fun day and contains a planning checklist as wells as lots of ideas for activities, games, activity sheets and crafts.

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2008-03-14

Barriers to Youth Employment in Nunavut (2007)

A Research Report and Action Plan

This paper presents the results of a research project conducted by the Nunavut Literacy Council in 2006 in order to identify barriers that face youth seeking employment in Nunavut. Researchers also examined ways to re-engage marginalized youth in education, employment and community life and looked at the extent that literacy is a barrier to youth employment in Nunavut.

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2008-02-07

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