Government documents

Schools Teach - Parents & Communities Support - Children Learn - Everyone Benefits (2002)

Review of The New Brunswick Education System Anglophone Sector, A

A study of the NB Education System conducted by Education Consulting International, as advice to the NB Minister of Education, Dr. Dennis J. Furlong.

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2003-02-11

Opening the Doors to Lifelong Learning:Empowering Undereducated Adults (1989)

This report provides an extensive analysis of the adult literacy issue in B.C. and presents the details of the strategy to address the need. It recommends, among other things, that government investment in adult literacy should be increased by 100% for 1990-91 and in lesser amounts for the four following years, and that government should signify its long term commitment by confirming adult literacy as a policy priority.

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2003-02-10

Information Needs and Strategies of Canadians with Lower Literacy Skills (1997)

Final Report

This report keys in on the findings of the International Adult Literacy Survey (i.e., "the large number of Canadians with low literacy skills") and reviews "coping strategies" used by those Canadians to deal with departments such as Revenue Canada (e.g., filling out income tax returns) and large institutions such as banks.

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1998-07-16

How Does Literacy Affect the Health of Canadians? (1998)

A Profile Paper

Literacy is a major variable influencing health in a variety of ways. This paper discusses the significant health impacts of literacy. It identifies why literacy is a health issue and thus is relevant to Health Canada and to its mandate: “helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health”.

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1998-01-01

Engagement for Literacy: a Report on the Consultations (1997)

Response to the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)

Consultations on the results of the IALS were held in Vancouver, Regina, Toronto and Fredericton. Each involved literacy organizations and stakeholders in the literacy movement. A wide range of professions and organizations were represented at the consultations including community colleges, universities, provincial government, multicultural organizations, chambers of commerce, associations, not-for-profit organizations and consultants.

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1997-01-01

Highlights from the Canadian Report (1996)

Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy in Canada

This report synthesizes the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), for Canada. IALS was a seven-country investigation undertaken in the fall of 1994. Its main goal was to create comparable literacy profiles across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. Highlights from the Canada Report include :

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1996-07-23

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