Life experiences

Collection of Texts: Class of 2011 – 2012 (2012)

Located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec, the Huntingdon Learning Centre is a non-profit organization that offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics. It also offers courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

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2013-08-23

My Journey to the Learning Centre (2010)

Located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec, the Huntingdon Learning Centre is a nonprofit organization that offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics. It also offers courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

This document describes the experience of one adult learner whose life was changed by the programs offered at the centre.

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2013-05-22

Evidence File Development Handbook (2012)

This handbook was developed for use by Community Adult Learning Centres (CALCs) in Alberta, though the authors note that it can be used in other literacy settings.

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2013-04-26

The evolution of wealth over the life cycle (2012)

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 24, No. 3 - June 22, 2012

This Statistics Canada study uses a series of surveys to estimate and compare the wealth accumulation process from the young adult years, defined as ages 28 to 34, to the near-retirement period, ages 56 to 62, for three successive cohorts of Canadians who entered adulthood in 1977, 1984, and 1999 respectively.

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2012-12-11

Plain Language Summaries: Gaining and losing literacy skills over the life course (2008)

This document is part of a National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed at providing a way of quickly identifying the usefulness and relevancy of online, full-text research documents from Statistics Canada.

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2012-08-28

Gappers: Taking time off between high school and post-secondary studies (2008)

Lessons in Learning – June 26, 2008

Taking a “gap year” between high school and postsecondary education is a common practice in the United Kingdom and Australia, but less common in Canada. “Gappers” choose to delay enrolment for any of a number of reasons, including the need to earn money to pay for further studies or a desire to travel.

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2012-07-16

Collection of Texts 2009 – 2010 (2010)

The Huntingdon Learning Centre is a non-profit organization located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec. It offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics, as well as courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

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2012-03-19

Collection of Texts: Class of 2008-2009 (2009)

The Huntingdon Learning Centre is a non-profit organization located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec. The centre offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

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2012-02-17

Collection of Texts: Class of 2010 – 2011 (2011)

Located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec, the Huntingdon Learning Centre is a non-profit organization that offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics. It also offers courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

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2012-02-10

Sharing Our Stories [Video - 12:41] (2007)

In this video, about 12 minutes in length, three adult learners discuss the impact of sharing their personal stories in the media. Each of the learners has given many interviews for both print and broadcast media.

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2011-09-16

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