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Loewen (2005)

Case Study

Loewen, Canada’s largest producer of premium wood windows and doors, has established a foundation skills program to help its employees, and to help the company grow.

Loewen’s manufacturing facility in Steinbach, Manitoba, employees about 1,700 people, many of them are immigrants whose first language is not English.

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2014-01-08

In the Know: Identifying multiple aspects of Quebec's community sector (2012)

This document is housed on the Centre for Community Organizations server.

It describes a study undertaken to develop a better understanding of the diversity of groups working for social change in Quebec. Carried out between 2009 and 2012, the study looked at English-speaking, bilingual, and ethno-cultural community groups across the province.

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2013-12-03

Learning Together with Digital Technologies: Illustrative Case Studies (2012)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

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2012-08-17

Linkage Report: Connecting the Dots: Accountability and Adult Literacy (2009)

This document is an analysis of themes that emerged from a major study on improving accountability in the adult literacy field in Canada. The author says the study showed that those involved in adult literacy often hold differing views about what constitutes effective and appropriate accountability.

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2010-06-18

New Brunswick Directory of English-Language Community-Based Literacy Programs - Survey Report (2009)

This report is part of a project that was initiated by the New Brunswick Department of Education. The department provided funding for the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick to design and conduct a survey of English-language, community-based literacy programs. The purpose of the survey was to help determine areas of greatest need for investment and to inform school districts of the community-based programs within their districts.

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2009-03-26

Starting Your Project Guide (2008)

This guide provides information to help groups and organizations get off to a good start with their project. The first section, "Working with People," looks at the importance of developing good relationships with partners, staff and funders. Section two covers communication plans. The third section offers information on how to develop an evaluation plan and includes an evaluation worksheet and tools.

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2008-09-19

Project Planning Guide (2008)

This resource offers advice to community groups on how to develop a project plan. Successful project planning involves meeting and working with people in the community, assessing community needs and making a plan to make things better. This guide includes information on topics related to project planning, activities that will help groups with their planning, and worksheets that can be copied and completed to help with planning.

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2008-09-17

Report - Quebec Study (2005)

Municipal Leadership: Investing in Literacy and Learning for the Workplace & the Community Project

The purpose of this study was to provide insight into the level of literacy training being conducted within municipal governments in the province of Quebec. The study covered the level of literacy training being delivered within the municipal work force and the community. As well, it indicated the level of knowledge and the amount of interest regarding literacy training in municipal government, the workplace and the community.

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2007-09-04

An Overview of the National Literacy Secretariat Business and Labour Partnership (2007)

Policy Digest

The Business and Labour Partnership Program is a program of the National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources and Social Development Canada started in 1988. Its aim was to develop and sustain partnerships between business, labour, education, and government sectors that would support adult work-related literacy.

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2007-07-17

For My Child (2005)

A Study of the Impact of French-Language Family Literacy Programs on Francophone Families in Linguistic Minority Settings in Ontario

This report summarizes the results of our analysis of the impact of the French-language family literacy programs delivered at the seven literacy centres that are partnering in this study. This report is divided into four parts:

Part 1 provides an overview of the communities served by these centres, the family literacy programs that they provided, and the families who participated in them.

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2007-05-31

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