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Analyzing the Language Demands of Electricians (2011)

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

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2013-01-17

Advocacy Checklist for Parents and Other Community-based Advocates (2010)

This document, prepared by the Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY), is a companion to the LDAY’s “Parents as Advocates” booklet.

The authors explain the roles and responsibilities of an advocate and offer tips for getting started. They also include advice on keeping records, taking notes and maintaining contact logs.

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2012-11-27

Citizenship – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a number developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

The authors note that literacy supports critical thinking and enables informed actions and responses, which are the keys to a healthy democracy. Low literacy skills form a barrier to civic participation.

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2012-11-27

Parents as Advocates (2010)

The goal of this guide, prepared by the Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon, is to help parents support their children’s in-school learning by becoming effective advocates for them. The authors point out that parents know under what conditions their children behave well or badly and they are in the best position to make those patterns known to their children’s teachers.

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2012-11-20

Health Literacy: Fact Sheet (2012)

Health care workers can make a difference

This fact sheet suggests ways that health-care workers can promote health literacy.

Suggestions include making sure that material is clear and straightforward; offering help with forms; partnering with literacy organizations to learn about the challenges faced by people with low literacy skills; and incorporating health literacy into planning.

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2012-07-05

Report on Consultations with Adults with Literacy Challenges (2009)

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a quick summary of the consultations carried out by the Adult Working Group (AWG) of the Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) to identify themes, gaps and needs for Canadian adults with literacy challenges.

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2012-05-22

Prescription for Learning - Communication Skills for the Practice of Pharmacy - Overview (2003)

This document provides an overview of Prescription for Learning, a 50-hour program designed to help integrate International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs) into the Canadian workforce. An IPG is someone who completed training in pharmacy outside of Canada, and for some of them, English may be a second language.

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2012-02-21

Prescription for Learning - Communication Skills for the Practice of Pharmacy (2003)

Facilitator's Guide

This is the facilitator’s guide for Prescription for Learning, a 50-hour program designed to help integrate International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs) into the Canadian workforce. An IPG is someone who completed training in pharmacy outside of Canada, and for some of them, English may be a second language.

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2012-02-17

Making Media Connections: Writing a Press Release (2009)

In this brief document, the authors explain how to write a press release that will catch the attention of an editor. They begin by pointing out that while an organization’s work may be very important, a press release must focus on something that will be of interest to the general public now.

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2011-05-17

Calgary Charter on Health Literacy (2011)

Rationale and Core Principles for the Development of Health Literacy Curricula

This document grew out of a three-day institute held in Calgary, Alberta, in October 2008, which brought together participants from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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2011-03-25

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