Equity

Plain Language Summaries: Inequalities in Literacy Skills Among Youth in Canada and the United States (2008)

This paper is part of a series of documents that explain, in straightforward language, a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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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

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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New Directions For Canada (1985)

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

CCLOW Ottawa is a group of feminists interested in women's education. The group produced this document, a feminist approach to policy making. In the document, they state…”A new direction for Canada which will lead to economic renewal is a worthy goal. It can be accomplished if it is based on the reality and participation of all Canadians. This means reaching out, especially to women.

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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

Pay Equity in Quebec (1989)

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

In this article, the author discusses the underevaluation of women's work in Quebec. Although the Quebec Charter of Human Rights has provided for equal pay for work of equal value since 1976, very little progress has been made in correcting the wage disparities resulting from the underevaluation of women's work.

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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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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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