Discrimination

Temporary Foreign Workers in Nursing in Alberta (2011)

This research study explores the effects of Canada’s federally regulated Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in the nursing occupation by examining a cohort of TFW nurses who came to Edmonton, Alberta, in 2007-2008. Specifically, the study addresses issues of credential assessment, education and training, and opportunities for permanent residence.

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2014-02-27

Canada slow to overcome limits for disabled learners (2007)

Lessons in Learning - February 16, 2007

Learning opportunities for Canadians with disabilities are slowly improving because of technological advances that help them to overcome limitations, and because society is increasingly willing to eliminate the barriers that restrict their activities. However, the authors of this paper argue that there is still ample room for improvement.

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2013-02-18

Improving literacy levels among Aboriginal Canadians (2008)

Lessons in Learning - September 4, 2008

The authors of this document note that while many working-age Canadians have inadequate literacy skills, the situation is even more urgent among Aboriginal Canadians.

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2012-04-17

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

Breaking the Cycle of Violence (2003)

Resources for Literacy Workers

This book is a resource for literacy workers. One of its focus is on the challenges of people having limited literacy skills when they attempt to access counselling services. It also includes information for workers who may be working with victims of abuse and violence.

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2005-11-23

Black Youth Literacy: A Guide for Program Development (2003)

The Black Youth Literacy Project is an initiative of the Toronto ALFA Centre, a community-based program that has been delivering literacy services to adults in the northwest corner of the City of Toronto since 1985.

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2005-03-10

Systemic Discrimination and the Provision of Training Programs to Women (1983)

Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1983 - Vol. 2, No. 1

This article is an edited version of a submission by Action Travail des Femmes to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. It was prepared after the CHRC sent an investigator to assess ATF's complaint against the Ministry of Employment and Immigration Canada. The Investigator did not know what constituted systemic discrimination and was unable to do an adequate investigation.

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2004-09-09

What We Want (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93 - Vol. 10, No. 1

The author wrote this article to inform or educate her non-aboriginal colleagues of the dreadful conditions aboriginal women are forced to live in, both on and off-reserve, even in today's modern world. She shares what aboriginal women want for themselves and their families, which is not different than what the rest of the women in mainstream society want.

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2004-09-09

The University of Saskatchewan: A Portrait (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses the relevance of sexual harassment to women at the University of Saskatchewan.

In addition to the identifiable sexual harassment, non-physical gender harassment also permeates the campus. Women who have studied or are studying in male-monopolized fields, such as the natural sciences and engineering, are too often targeted by this gender harassment or discrimination.

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2004-09-09

Looking for Solidarity in the Margins (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1993 - Vol. 10, No. 3/4

This article explores some of the difficulties that women and people with disabilities have faced independently and together in their struggle to ensure questions of access and equity are part of the national training agenda.

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2004-09-02

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