Conference proceedings

Aboriginal Literacy Symposium 2011: New Relationships, New Opportunities! (2012)

Symposium Report

This document outlines the proceedings of a two-day conference on Aboriginal literacy, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in November 2011.

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2013-09-26

International Dialogue on Resilience: Promising Practices for School Systems (2009)

Dialogue Proceedings

This document outlines the work of an international gathering of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from Canada, Germany, Australia, and the United States, who met in Ottawa, Ontario, in late 2009 to discuss practical approaches to promoting resilience in children and youth as learners.

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2013-06-03

Learning Communities & Literacy: Roots, Rationales & Results for Reaching Adults Levels 1 & 2 (2012)

Presented during the RESDAC-CLLN Learning Communities Conference in Ottawa, June 10-12, 2012

This workshop presentation provides an introduction to the concept of learning communities and offers participants some tools for using this approach in their own communities.

Learning communities are defined as places that utilize the resources of all sectors, not just the formal education system, for learning. In such communities, lifelong learning is used as an organizing principle and social/cultural goal.

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2013-02-14

Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy - Final report (2012)

This document summarizes the proceedings and recommendations of a national forum that brought together experts in education, social services, and the justice system to encourage action on the issue of literacy for youth in conflict with the law. Teachers, politicians, police, parole officers, students, community workers, and volunteers attended conferences held concurrently in cities around Canada on June 5, 2012.

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2013-01-04

The bottom line, No. 19, June 2006 (2006)

The lead article in this issue describes WWestnet’s Essential Skills Expo, held in Vancouver in March 2006.

Other articles focus on a credit union’s efforts to build a more diverse workforce; the release of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program for 2005; and a DVD that offers an introduction to workplace Essential Skills.

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2012-10-01

The bottom line, No. 18, August 2005 (2005)

The lead article in this issue deals with WWestnet’s conference, “Measuring Success: International Comparisons and Bottom Lines,” held in Calgary in June 2005. Another article discusses a conference on Essential Skills (ES) and the Northern oil and gas workforce, held in Yellowknife in May 2005.

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2012-09-24

The bottom line, No. 16, November 2002 (2002)

This issue includes an article on a national conference on best practices for Essential Skills development in the workplace. The conference, held in Calgary in 2002, also featured Bow Valley College’s official launch of the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) and a session on recognition of workplace learning.

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2012-09-11

The Future of Financial Education: Report on the 2011 FCAC-OECD Conference on Financial Literacy (2011)

This report provides a summary of the major themes that arose during a two-day conference on financial literacy, sponsored by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The conference was held in Toronto in May 2011.

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2012-05-07

AdLKC 2009 Annual Symposium: Keynote Speaker - Paul Cappon [Video - 29:50] (2009)

In this 30-minute video, Dr. Paul Cappon, president and CEO of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), presents the keynote address to the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre’s (AdLKC’s) fourth and final annual symposium, held in Montreal, Quebec, in June 2009.

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2011-09-23

CONFINTEA VI: Sixth international conference on adult education (2010)

Final report

The sixth international conference on adult education (CONFINTEA VI), held in Brazil in December 2009, was organized by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in partnership with the Brazilian ministry of education and brought together more than a thousand participants from 144 countries.

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2011-09-20

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