Community attitudes

Leveraging Excellence (2010)

Charting a course of action to strengthen financial literacy in Canada

In 2009, the Government of Canada established a Task Force on Financial Literacy, made up of 13 members drawn from the business and education sectors, community organizations and academia.

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2010-03-10

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

Will Employers Want Aging Boomers? (2008)

Discussion Paper Series

This report examines the current employer demand in the United States for older workers and explores how demand may be changing over time. It discusses the personal and social benefits of increased work by older adults, the reasons why baby boomers are likely to try to work longer than earlier generations, and whether employers appear to want older workers.

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2009-06-18

Christmas Week (1993)

This narrative by Sheelah Demetre of the Western Quebec Literacy Council tells the story of Emma who just before Christmas feels like her world is falling apart. Family and personal issues are mounting and what is contained in the media is presenting an increasingly negative picture. Will Emma find the strength to cope?

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2009-06-12

Mind Over Violence Everywhere (M.O.V.E.) (2002)

M.O.V.E. is both a practical tool and a social action model. It starts with a discussion among youth about
their personal issues of violence. The participants work their way through five modules of activities,
carried out over two days each.

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2003-04-03

Taking Down the Wall of Words - Handbook for Community Agencies Part 2 (1991)

Researchers across Canada looked for and found examples of how community agencies can make sure that people who cannot read and write well can use their services. They also came up with ideas on how these organizations can be an important link between the people who have difficulty reading and writing and the many literacy programs available across Canada.

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1991-01-01

Taking Down the Wall of Words - Community Agencies and Literacy, Part 1 (1990)

This book is for community agency board members, volunteers and staff who want to know how they can make their organization's services more accessible to people with low literacy skills. Workers can also find out how they can be a vital link between literacy training programs and the people who could benefit from them.

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1990-01-01
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