Diversity

Working with Newcomers: Tips for Culturally Diverse Canadian Organizations (2013)

Public Sector Case Study

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES) teamed up with government and industry partners to produce a three-part resource designed to help newcomers, their managers, and their mentors thrive in a culturally diverse workplace.

In this brief document, AWES, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce, describes the process that led to the creation of that resource.

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2014-04-15

Culture Days Activities (2011)

This kit offers a variety of ideas and activities for exploring different cultures. The activities can be used in the classroom, during a library program, or in a literacy program.

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2014-02-10

A provincial perspective on differentiated instruction: The Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 4, 2010

High-diversity classrooms have become one of the defining features of Alberta’s schools as the province welcomes increasing numbers of children from other countries, traditions, languages and cultures. As well, students show a great deal of variance in cognitive, affective, physical, and communicative development.

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2014-01-15

City of Vancouver (2005)

Case Study

The Vancouver Municipal Workplace Language Program (VMWLP) is helping to upgrade the communication skills of employees whose first language is not English.

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2014-01-07

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

Diversity in an Environment for Accessible Learning (DEAL) (2009)

This document describes a project designed to address the diversity issues in web-based teaching and learning.

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2013-09-30

Citizenship – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a number developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

The authors note that literacy supports critical thinking and enables informed actions and responses, which are the keys to a healthy democracy. Low literacy skills form a barrier to civic participation.

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2012-11-27

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

Skills Agenda (2010)

Helping the Economic Recovery

This document brings together a number of articles that deal with the tools, programs and resources developed and delivered by Canada’s sector councils. Sector councils are industry-led partnership organizations that address skills development issues and implement solutions in key sectors of the economy.

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2012-08-30

The Literacy and Essential Skills Needs of Quebec's Anglophone Adults (2012)

This document describes a project, carried out between October 2010 and August 2011, to find out more about the literacy and essential skills (LES) needs of Anglophone adults living in Quebec.

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2012-07-27

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