Community services

Following the Success: Promising Workplace Learning Practices in Marginalized Youth Employment (2009)

Final Research Paper

A great deal of research literature deals with the barriers to employment faced by youth on the margins of society. This document describes a project carried out in 2008 to learn more about the relationship between workplace learning practices, employment, and the success of marginalized youth.

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Integrated Family Literacy Programming in Action: Community Snapshots and Recommendations (2008)

This document outlines a project undertaken by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, to explore models of intergenerational family literacy programming. Such programs address the literacy needs of parents, grandparents, and caregivers, and provide them with the knowledge to better support their children’s literacy development and, in some cases, upgrade their own literacy skills.

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Learning It Together: Our Community Talks About Family Literacy (2011)

This document outlines a community-based research project developed by the students in a senior-level sociology course at Mount Allison University, in partnership with the Tantramar Family Resource Centre in Sackville, New Brunswick. The project examined the ways in which families experience and define literacy; how they interact with literacy resources; and how community literacy services might better suit their needs.

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Literacy Volunteers - Value Added - Research Report (2005)

The Literacy Volunteers: Value Added Research Report represents the results of six months of research conducted in 2005 by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) with literacy agencies and volunteers to better understand the economic and social value that volunteers bring to Anglophone community-based literacy programs throughout the province of Ontario.

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One Woman's Courage (2005)

This book is intended for adults who already have acquired the reading skills and knowledge of a beginning and mid-stage one learner.

There are four chapters in this book:

Chapter 1 - Growing Up
Chapter 2 - Problems
Chapter 3 - What Should Beth Do?
Chapter 4 - Courage

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Literacy Resource Directory: Prevention Activities in Quebec (2004)

LLC-Q/LVQ has strived to create a resource directory that reflects prevention activities and initiatives in the Quebec English literacy community.

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How To Kit - "Get Caught Reading" & other Literacy Promotion Ideas (2004)

This How to Kit is intended to help groups or individuals promote literacy in a community. This kit includes:
- Information about why literacy is important to your community.
- Key literacy messages.
- Information on how to promote literacy and who you can work with in your community.
- Ideas for promoting literacy.

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CASP! Do You Really Want One in Your Neighborhood? (1994)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1994 • vol.11 no.1

In this article, the author describes the Community Academic Services Program (CASP), a community-based literacy program in New Brunswick. Also discussed in the article is the author's view on the positive and negative aspects of the program.

The article is presented in English with a summary in French.

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How To Kit - Storytime on the Radio (2003)

This document provides instructions, posters, invitations, etc. needed to organize, advertise, and hold a “storytime on the radio”. Reading on the community radio can be a fun way to reach out to more people in the community and promote family literacy.

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