Government programs

Temporary Foreign Workers in Trades in Alberta (2012)

This research study explores the effects of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) with respect to skilled trades workers.

The authors note that the TFWP has grown in significance in the past decade, particularly in the province of Alberta. Despite this growth, there has been relatively little research into the effects of the TFWP.

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2014-03-11

Alberta's Initiatives for Adult Learners: When Traditional Education Yields Diminishing Returns (1998)

Alberta’s Advanced Education and Career Development (AECD) program is developing the general employability skills of adult learners, particularly those who do not benefit from traditional academic programming.

The program includes the Adult Development Reform Initiative (ADRI), aimed at adults who have low levels of education and limited employability skills.

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2013-09-18

Rural Education: A Review of Provincial and Territorial Initiatives (2009)

This study looks at the progress being made in overcoming the challenges that Manitoba’s rural schools face, and at initiatives undertaken by rural schools in other parts of Canada. It is based on an analysis of prior works on rural education, along with interviews with key players in the field.

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2013-08-19

Effective Evaluation Strategies and Techniques Toolkit (2011)

Prepared by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO), this toolkit provides literacy practitioners with information, strategies, and sample tools they can use to evaluate the work they do.

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2013-02-06

Government Initiatives Promoting Literacy Best Practices (2004)

This document offers an overview of literacy programs and services provided by professionals and volunteers across Canada. It was prepared by the Council of the Federation (CoF), which is made up of the premiers of Canada’s provinces and territories.

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2012-12-05

Fact Sheet – Disabilities (2010)

This fact sheet draws on information from a variety of sources to provide a look at the nature of disabilities; the supports available in Alberta for people with disabilities; and the areas for improvement in policy related to those with disabilities.

The authors note that “disabilities” is an umbrella term, covering a variety of impairments, limitations on activity, and restrictions on participation.

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2012-09-28

Putting Literacy on the Public Agenda: A Briefing Package for CUPE Activists (2012)

Measures taken by the federal government have created new opportunities for the provinces and territories to fund literacy activities. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has prepared this information package to help its members advocate for literacy and Essential Skills (ES) programs at the provincial and territorial level.

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2012-06-27

Ideas at Work: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader (1999)

This document highlights examples of activities undertaken across the United States to help all children become good readers.

It includes programs undertaken at the national level; by specific states; in cities and towns; within the private sector; and by non-profit organizations. The programs focus on both preschool and school-age children.

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2012-06-13

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

Workplace Essential Skills - Train today for tomorrow's opportunities (2010)

This document provides an introduction to the New Brunswick government’s Workplace Essential Skills (WES) training program. The program was developed in collaboration with business, industry, community and labour organizations.

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2010-05-07

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