English second language (ESL)

Pockar Masonry: The Form a WES Program can Take (2013)

Private Sector Case Study

When Calgary-based Pockar Masonry found that changing technology and demographics meant changing skill requirements, it turned to Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce.

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2014-04-09

Assiniboia Downs (2005)

Case Study

The learning program team at Winnipeg’s Assiniboia Downs racetrack has gone to great lengths to develop a learning resource centre with schedules and delivery models that meet the particular needs of its employees.

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2014-01-15

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change at Syncrude Canada Ltd. (2005)

In 1988, Syncrude partnered with Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, to launch Canada’s first workplace literacy program, Effective Reading in Context (ERIC). Since then, Syncrude has built on the success of its initial program with a variety of initiatives that promote lifelong learning.

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2013-12-12

Training Matters: A Small Investment for A Major Return (2011)

Training Matters is ABC Life Literacy Canada's official publication on workplace literacy and essential skills, profiling leaders and businesses that have initiated innovative workplace training programs.

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2013-12-06

Training Matters – Special edition (2011)

ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that supports lifelong learning. It publishes a report, entitled Training Matters, that profiles leaders and businesses that have initiated innovative training programs to promote workplace literacy and essential skills.

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2013-10-23

Dollars & $ense: Financial Literacy Course Curriculum Manual (2010)

This curriculum manual is aimed at facilitators of financial literacy courses. It includes four levels of instruction: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and English language learner (ELL).

The beginner level is intended for adults with very low literacy skills, and focuses on basic math skills. Handouts are in larger print and written in clear language.

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2013-08-30

Bootstrap Grammar: How to understand and avoid common errors in writing (2010)

This manual offers a straightforward guide to the often complicated task of writing in English. There are chapters that focus on sentences with action verbs; sentences with “being” verbs; adjectives; adverbs; phrases; and compound structures.

The manual would be helpful both for people whose first language is English and for those who are learning it as a second language.

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2012-05-29

Adult Education Literacy Instruction: A Review of the Research (2010)

This report was prepared by the Adult Literacy Research Working Group (ALRWG), a panel of experts on adult reading research and practice, established by the former National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) in collaboration with the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) in the United States.

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2011-05-20

Financial Literacy: Resources for Newcomers to Canada (2008)

Newcomers to Canada may face particular challenges in the area of financial literacy. This report describes research undertaken to learn more about the supply of financial literacy interventions to newcomers; gaps in services; and key causes of these gaps.

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2011-04-27

Sharing Aboriginal Stories: Drumming Traditional Knowledge (2010)

2nd Edition

This story is one in a series written by participants in the Circles of Intelligent Knowledge Program offered by the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network. The program is a learner-centred, intergenerational, community approach to Aboriginal lifelong learning combined with English literacy.

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2010-09-10

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