Awareness

Essential Skills and Justice (2012)

This document is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to explain the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.

The authors provide examples of how each of the essential skills is required in dealing with the justice system. For example, the skill of reading text is needed to understand a jury summons or a pamphlet about community justice.

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2012-11-26

Essential Skills in the Workplace: What's in it for you? (2011)

This brief document, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), is designed to make employers aware of how investing in Essential Skills can help improve productivity, employee retention, and workplace morale.

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2012-11-21

Essential Skills and Finances (2012)

This fact sheet offers examples of how Essential Skills are required to help individuals handle their finances.

For example, numeracy is needed to calculate costs or savings, or to develop a balanced budget. The skill of writing is needed to apply for a loan or a scholarship, while oral communication is used to talk to a financial planner.

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2012-11-19

Essential Skills and Health (2012)

One of a series prepared by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB), this fact sheet focuses on the role of Essential Skills in health.

The authors provide examples of how each Essential Skill can be used in a health-related situation. For instance, numeracy skills help a person calculate the correct dose of a medicine.

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2012-11-13

Essential Skills in the Workplace (2012)

This fact sheet offers examples of how each of the nine Essential Skills might be used in the workplace.

For example, the skill of document use helps employees understand and enter information into documents such as charts, graphs, pay stubs, blueprints, and schedules, while the skill of computer use makes it possible to understand company-specific software.

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2012-11-06

Improving your Workplace Essential Skills (2012)

This is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to explain the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.

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2012-10-29

Fact Sheet – Bullying (2011)

This document offers a summary of the nature and impact of bullying, with particular reference to children and youth.

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2012-10-03

Waking up to the possibilities of learning disabilities [Video – 7:45] (2012)

In this short video, a young woman explains how having a learning disability affected her during her school years.

Angela loves horses, singing, and writing songs. She also has dyslexia, a learning disability characterized by difficulty with reading.

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2012-09-06

Shopping and Banking Safely Online (2012)

This workshop presentation, updated in 2012, has been designed to help participants learn about online shopping; practise their shopping skills; and discover safe online practices.

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2012-08-27

North Bay Literacy Council – Julie Patterson, Literacy & Health Program Manager [Video - 2:22] (2011)

In this brief video, an official of the North Bay Literacy Council in Ontario discusses health literacy, explaining that it is the ability to understand health information. She describes it as having two sides: health-care professionals must communicate clearly, while health-care consumers need to learn relevant words and terms.

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2012-08-22

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