Equal opportunities

Essential Skills and Social & Economic Equality [Video – 10:07] (2012)

This video features Scott Murray, president of DataAngel Policy Research, discussing the links between literacy levels, and social and economic equality.

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2012-12-11

Where are the Women? Federal Training Policy & the Gender Factor (1993)

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

This article, written in 1993, discusses the Labour Force Development Strategy, a government plan intended to foster a "training culture" among interested parties. The author questions whether or not women's equality and the federal training policy go together.

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2004-09-09

What Happened to Equality? (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 2

In this article, the author talks about her visual impairment, and the struggles faced by disabled women.

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2004-09-09

Women in the Police Force (1993)

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

This article is excerpted from the testimony of Katherine Spillar (National Coordinator, The Fund for the Feminist Majority) before the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department, May 13, 1991. Though it refers to American police forces, the information and recommendations are relevant for Canada

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2004-09-09

Promoting Equality through Learning (1985)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1985 - Vol. 3, No. 4

This article is about Bridging Programs for Women, is a new approach to delivery and organization which has been developed by the Saskatchewan committee of CCLOW and which has since been implemented in Saskatchewan. This innovative approach was developed to enhance the participation of women in publicly funded training.

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2004-09-09

The Status of Women Teachers in Ontario High Schools (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1986 - Vol. 4, No. 4

This article discusses the under-representation of women in positions of added responsibility within Ontario High Schools in 1986.

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2004-09-09

Does Co-education Work for Women? (1988)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1988 - Vol. 6, No. 1

In this article, the author discusses women's access to opportunity and employment and affirmative action programs. She quotes Charles Caccia, then Federal Minister of Labor, “sexual inequality still persists in Canada; women account for 40 per cent of the labor force but earn only 58 per cent of what men earn; women continue to be concentrated in a few employment categories and most women work because they must.”

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2004-09-09

The UN Decade for Women : One Woman's Personal Assessment (1985)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1985 - Vol. 4, No. 2

In this article, the author reflects on the U.N. Decade for Women, which ended in 1985. She notes that it must be acknowledged that the achievements of the Decade were considerable.

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2004-09-03

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

Man's World/Woman's World: Women's Roles in Schools (1989)

Women's Education des femmes, September 1989 - Vol. 7, No. 3

In this article, the author discusses an interview study she conducted, where she systematically compared the self-reported life histories of twenty-four women and men who worked as teachers and then principals in elementary and/or secondary schools in Toronto, Ontario, between 1930 and 1980. Her findings provided insight into the social construction of a division of labour in schools based on gender.

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2004-09-02

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