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Building on Investment: The Power in Partnerships (2013)

Sector Council Case Study

The Building on Investment (BOI) project used partnerships to enhance the English skills of recent immigrants working in the construction industry in Alberta.

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2014-04-23

Writing for Results: A hands-on program to develop clear, effective writing skills (2006)

Instruction manual with participant handouts

The program outlined in this document has been developed to help people learn to write clearly and effectively at work, in the community, and at home.

The first principle underlying the program is that effective writing begins with a complete understanding of both the purpose of a piece of writing and its intended audience, while the second principle says that good writing is a process that takes time and follows certain steps.

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2014-03-26

Module 1: Introduction to Health Literacy (2010)

This presentation is part of a kit developed by Literacy Volunteers of Quebec (LVQ) to raise awareness among medical and social services practitioners of the link between literacy and health.

The authors explain the five levels of literacy; discuss the links between low literacy levels and poor health outcomes; and offer tips to help health professionals pick up on signs of low literacy.

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2013-07-03

The SCALES Essential Skills Adaptation Tool (2012)

This tool is part of the SCALES (Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills) project, designed to develop resources to help career practitioners incorporate a Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approach into their work.

It can be used by career counsellors to adapt material from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to meet the needs of their programs.

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2013-06-27

First Nations Financial Management, Financial Literacy and Governance – Presentation by Elainee Eccleston, College of the Rockies [Video – 24:28] (2012)

This video presentation features Elainee Eccleston, an instructor in the business administration department of the College of the Rockies, and a founding member of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of British Columbia (AFOABC).

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2013-06-20

Health and Literacy (2012)

In this fact sheet, part of a series prepared by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, the authors point out that many adults lack adequate health literacy skills.

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2013-05-21

Analyzing the Language Demands of Food Counter Attendants (2010)

Excerpts from the Final Report of the Occupational English Language Requirements for Food Counter Attendants Project

This report is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

The report describes a research study carried out on behalf of Alberta Employment and Immigration in 2010 with the goal of analyzing the English language demands of food counter attendants, and describing these requirements as a range of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels for reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

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2013-01-28

Analyzing the Language Demands of Construction Labourers: Excerpts from the Final Report (2010)

Report for the English Language Requirements for Construction Labourers Project

This report is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

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2013-01-21

Older Adults – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to focus attention on a variety of literacy-related topics.

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2013-01-21

The obstacles to learning about caring for elders in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning – July 12, 2007

More Canadians than ever before are living to age 85 and older and many still live in their own homes, thanks to help from an informal caregiver. These caregivers, who are usually spouses or middle-aged children, are often ill-equipped for the physical, emotional, and financial toll of their responsibilities, the authors of this paper say.

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2013-01-18

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