Life skills

Dealing with Divorce Financially (2009)

This short document offers tips for dealing with both the emotional and financial fallout of divorce.

The authors encourage people to reach out for help; educate themselves; protect their own financial situation and their credit reports; meet with a money coach; protect themselves legally; and get ready to start fresh.

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2014-02-13

Literacy and Essential Skills – Featuring Dr. Sarah Eaton [Video – 2:11] (2010)

This brief video features Dr. Sarah Eaton of the University of Calgary, discussing the nine Essential Skills defined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

She provides a definition for each of the nine skills, along with examples that illustrate each one.

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2014-02-11

Resume and Cover Letter Guide (2011)

This booklet, a revies version of a document published in 2011, offers a detailed guide for preparing two key components of a job search, the resumé and the cover letter.

The authors explain that resumés can be functional, also known as skills-based; chronological, providing a history of where and when the applicant worked; or a combination of both. Samples of each type are provided.

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2014-02-07

Financial Literacy for Ontarians project – Yes Employment Services: Community-based Financial Literacy – Learning Together [Video 4:00] (2013)

This video shows how a community employment services centre in North Bay, Ontario, is using a workshop developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) to help its clients.

The CCFL trains front-line workers in community organizations to deliver financial literacy programs covering such topics as credit, banking and financial services, and budgeting.

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2014-02-06

Special Money Matters broadcast for Financial Literacy Month, November 25, 2013 [Video - 59:13] (2013)

Hosted by ABC Life Literacy Canada

This document is housed on the VVC Network server.

This special broadcast was recorded at one of the campuses of George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, to mark Financial Literacy Month 2013.

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2014-02-05

15 Ways to Start Thinking Financially (2013)

This fact sheet offers practical suggestions for building financial literacy skills.

The suggestions deal with a broad range of topics, including budgeting; distinguishing between needs and wants; and organizing financial records.

The authors have also included links to government programs that help parents save for their children’s education.

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2014-02-04

Assiniboia Downs (2005)

Case Study

The learning program team at Winnipeg’s Assiniboia Downs racetrack has gone to great lengths to develop a learning resource centre with schedules and delivery models that meet the particular needs of its employees.

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2014-01-15

Personal Management Skills – Instructional Resource (2012)

This document is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council. The series consists of four instructor’s manuals and six workbooks, covering a wide range of topics.

This manual focuses on personal development and reflection, offering learners the opportunity to think about their own lives and to relate personal experiences to the working world.

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2013-12-02

Your Financial To-Do List (2009)

This fact sheet offers a 10-point plan for getting personal finances in order.

The suggestions include tracking spending; calculating net worth; getting a copy of any credit reports; developing an emergency fund; starting a savings account; checking interest rates; shopping for deals; and contributing to a retirement fund.

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2013-11-26

Goal Setting – Workbook (2012)

This document is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series. Produced by the NWT Literacy Council, the series consists of four instructor’s manuals and six workbooks, dealing with topics that affect both personal and work life.

The workbook sets out a six-step process for setting goals. The first step is to write down the goal, while the second is to determine whether there is a genuine, intense desire to reach that goal.

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2013-11-26

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