Community action

Local Labour Market Plan Update (2013)

This document offers an update to a report released in March 2013 by the Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation (AWiC), and includes the latest labour market information contained in the 2011 National Household Survey.

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2014-04-03

Labour Force Analysis and Human Resource Development Strategy for the District of Algoma (2011)

The District of Algoma is located in northeastern Ontario and borders the north shore of Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The area’s resource-based economy was deeply affected by a recession that began in 2009 and faced significant obstacles to full recovery, including outmigration of young adults, an aging population, and a shortage of jobs for unskilled labour.

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2014-03-25

LLMP Report – Local Labour Market Planning (2013)

Established in 2006, Algoma Workforce Investment Committee (AWiC) is one of 25 workforce planning boards across Ontario. Its mission is to work collaboratively with community partners to address the region’s key labour force needs.

This document offers both an overview of the challenges facing the Algoma area, and an action plan for dealing with those challenges.

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2013-10-15

West Fraser Mills: Rapidly Swinging Into Action To Produce Results – Case study (2011)

In October 2009, West Fraser Mills announced the closure of the Eurocan pulp and paper mill, which had been operating for 40 years in Kitimat, British Columbia. The closure meant the loss of more than 500 jobs.

Municipal leaders, the Rural BC Secretariat, and many community partners worked together with the company and two locals of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (CEP) union to develop a worker transition strategy.

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2013-07-24

Health – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between literacy and health.

The authors point out that low literacy has been shown to have a negative effect on all aspects of health, including life expectancy, accident rates, and the prevalence of such diseases as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

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2012-12-18

Weaving a Tapestry of Stories: A Community Literacy Plan for the South Okanagan-Similkameen (2008)

The South Okanagan Similkameen Literacy Now Task Force was created in 2006 with the goal of developing a plan for increasing literacy levels in that region of British Columbia. This document outlines the plan that was developed, based on values of inclusion, lifelong learning, and building on existing strengths.

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2011-07-19

Literacy Now Communities Program Stage Three: Implementation 2008-2009 (2009)

This document provides a progress report on the South Okanagan Similkameen community literacy plan, which grew out of a task force set up in 2006 to develop a strategy for increasing literacy levels in that region of British Columbia.

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2011-07-19

Living Green (2008)

QLWG Individual Life Skills - Unit 28

Competency-based learning meets the needs of all learners. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all learners are different. In order to address the needs and interests of all learners, the units in this publication have been divided by Essential Life Skills and Individual Life Skills.

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2009-09-30

The Changing Face of Literacy in Ottawa (2002)

A Research Project for the Ottawa-Carleton Coalition for Literacy

This report gives thought to the perception that in the midst of these tumultuous times the face of literacy is changing. Change demands a response, and this research project was formulated in an effort to engage some key players in the formulation of a collective response. Together, literacy students, literacy practitioners and representatives from community partners, addressed the following issues:

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2009-09-09

Circus! (1993)

This short story written by Joan Cawley and Ruth Diamond delves into the lives of two girls who just got out of training school for joining the Belman circus. It tells their story, about the people they meet and the lives of circus performers all set in different areas of Europe. It provides details about all aspects of circus life and has creative hand drawn images. It is appropriate for adult readers and is written in clear language.

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2009-08-26

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