Life skills

Money Matters at Hutton House in London, Ontario [Video 2:27] (N.D.)

Developed in 2011, the Money Matters program sees volunteer tutors from the TD Bank Group go into community learning centres to teach numeracy and financial skills.

This video focuses on the response to the program when it was presented at a centre in London, Ontario, that supports people with disabilities.

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2012-11-06

Kids want to talk about money management [Video - 3:26] (2012)

This short video is one in a series about financial literacy prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, with funding from TD Bank Group and Government of Canada.

The narrator points to a recent survey showing that only one-third of youth reported that their parents talked with them regularly about financial matters. However, young people both want and need to discuss those issues with their parents.

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2012-11-01

Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (2011)

Second International ALL Report

This document is the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey, an international comparative study designed to provide participating countries with information about the skills of their adult populations.

It offers new insights into factors influencing the development of adult skills at home and at work for the 11 countries participating in the first and last round of data collection between 2003 and 2008.

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2012-10-24

Submission to the Task Force on Financial Literacy (2010)

The Task Force on Financial Literacy was established in 2009 by the Government of Canada to consult with individuals and organizations across the country on how best to address the gaps in Canadians’ financial knowledge.

In this presentation to the task force, the authors begin by noting that a lack of financial literacy strikes hard at those already made vulnerable by poverty and unemployment.

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2012-07-13

Teaching Fractions, Percents and Decimals Together [Video - 9:28] (2010)

Featuring Linda Thorsen, Instructor, Valley Community Learning Association

This video features Linda Thorsen, an instructor with Nova Scotia’s Valley Community Learning Association, offering strategies for teaching fractions, decimals and percents to adult learners.

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2012-07-09

Steps to an Apprenticeship (2011)

This brief document outlines the different paths to an apprenticeship in Ontario and provides advice for making the most of the opportunities available.

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2012-06-06

Part 2: FASD Modules on Math (2010)

This document is part of a literacy kit for adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a permanent brain injury that occurs during pregnancy while the fetus is developing. People with FASD have difficulty processing information and often struggle to understand what they hear and read.

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2012-05-02

I Want a Home (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This booklet is part of a series developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), based in Calgary, Alberta, for people with low English literacy skills.

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2012-04-30

They Pick on Me at Work: A Workbook on Harassment in the Workplace (2007)

This document is part of a workshop on harassment developed by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

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2012-04-16

How to Prepare for an Emergency (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This is one in a series of easy-to-read booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The authors define an emergency and provide examples of difference types of emergencies. They explain how to make an emergency plan; how to make an emergency kit; and what to do to make the home safer.

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2012-04-10

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