Empowerment

Literacy and Women's Empowerment: Stories of Success and Inspiration (2014)

This paper explores how literacy learning can support women’s empowerment and the development of greater equality, benefitting not only individual women, but families, communities and economies too. It describes and reflects upon some of the most promising approaches to developing literacy and learning for women, who form the majority of the world’s illiterate adults.

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2014-04-25

Final Report of the iSisters' Program Evaluation: Creating bright futures (2008)

This document offers an evaluation of the work of iSisters Technology Mentoring, a charitable organization founded in 2001 to empower women by broadening their career options and access to information in a knowledge-based economy.

The evaluation is based on a web-based exit survey and face-to-face interviews with program participants and partner organizations.

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2013-10-25

Community-based Learning Opportunities for Aboriginals, Winner, 2004: Connecting Women in Need with ICT Skills (2004)

iSisters Technology Mentoring Inc. is a charitable organization that works to empower women through technology by broadening their career options and access to information in a knowledge-based economy.

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2013-07-05

Publishing Learners [Video - 13:01] (2010)

Featuring Kathy MacCuish, Instructor at the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County

This video features Kathy MacCuish, an instructor with the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County, discussing the benefits of publishing learners’ writings. Since 2000, she has been involved in the publication of “Our Side of the Mountain,” an annual collection of writing by students in the association’s classes.

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2012-07-06

Helping Families Learn is Everyone's Business: An Employer's Guide to Family Literacy in the Workplace (2010)

This document and its companion practitioner’s guide argue that the cycle of poor literacy skills can be broken only through programs that simultaneously address the literacy needs of parents and their children. The author notes that employees who participate in family literacy programs in the workplace gain the confidence to re-enter the learning system themselves.

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2010-07-15

Fostering Employer Investment in Workplace Learning (2009)

Report on a Series of Regional Roundtables

The Work and Learning Knowledge Centre (WLKC) of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) partnered with Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) to convene a series of roundtables — in Toronto, Halifax, Yellowknife and Edmonton — on employer investment in workplace learning, involving senior government officials and senior representatives from business, labour, colleges/universities, Aboriginal organizations and NGOs from a particular province,

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2009-07-03

Workplace Informal Learning Matrix (WILM) (2006)

Matrices

The Workplace Informal Learning Matrix (WILM) was designed to help individuals and companies to assess the on the job learning of their workforce.

The WILM consists of a series of specific scales used to measure the Essential Skills required on the job.

The WILM measures the following:
- Working with Others;
- Oral Communication;
- Problem Solving;
- Decision Making; and
- Learning Skills.

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2007-08-24
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