Lifelong learning

Numeracy: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:39] (2013)

This short animated video takes a fun approach to showing how improving numeracy skills can add up to big life changes.

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2013-07-08

Literacy Service Plan - Georgian Triangle 2011-2012 (2011)

Prepared by the Quill Learning Network, this document summarizes the 2011-2012 literacy service plan for the Georgian Triangle region of Ontario.

The authors provide a snapshot of Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) activity in the region, including a discussion of how programming might be affected by anticipated budget cuts and by the closure of several businesses in the area.

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2013-06-25

Rethinking Professional Development: Reference Manual for Developing Professional Skills among Organizations and Practitioners within an Integrated Andragogical Process (2013)

Published by Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC), this reference manual promotes the development of a set of professional competencies among practitioners who are committed to their own career development process, while also working to develop the competencies of adults with low literacy skills.

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2013-06-24

First Nations Financial Management, Financial Literacy and Governance – Presentation by Elainee Eccleston, College of the Rockies [Video – 24:28] (2012)

This video presentation features Elainee Eccleston, an instructor in the business administration department of the College of the Rockies, and a founding member of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of British Columbia (AFOABC).

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2013-06-20

First Nations Financial Fitness: Your Guide for Getting Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise (2011)

Published by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of British Columbia (AFOABC), this handbook offers information, tools, and resources to help people make informed decisions about money.

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2013-06-13

Canadian post-secondary graduates and further education: Who continues and why? (2009)

This report examines patterns of participation in further education among postsecondary graduates from colleges and institutes, university colleges, and universities across Canada, with particular emphasis on the participation of Canadian‐born Aboriginal people; Canadian‐born non‐Aboriginal people; and immigrants.

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2013-06-07

Case Study: Maisons Suprêmes (Tracadie-Sheila, NB) - Workplace Essential Skills (WES) Acadian Peninsula (2012)

This document provides an overview of a Workplace Essential Skills (WES) program carried out in 2011 at Maisons Suprêmes, a modular-home construction business based in the Acadian Peninsula region of northeast New Brunswick.

With an expansion planned, the company had become aware of gaps in skills among its workforce with regard to oral communication, teamwork, reading, writing, numeracy, and critical thinking.

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2013-05-30

Health and Literacy (2012)

In this fact sheet, part of a series prepared by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, the authors point out that many adults lack adequate health literacy skills.

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2013-05-21

It's Never Too Late [Video - 1:34 ] (2011)

This video focuses on a woman who trained for a new, more rewarding job after an injury forced her out of the old one. She had worked for years in the stockroom of a bookstore but, after an injury, wasn’t able to return to the heavy lifting required in her old job.

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2013-05-17

ESI: Essential Skills Investigation – Episode 2 [Video – 16:07] (2007)

This video is one in a series designed to promote understanding of the role Essential Skills play in learning, work, and life.

Essential Skills Investigation (ESI) agents are called in when a mob boss dies after his car stalls in the middle of an intersection and is hit by a gravel truck. The agents must decide whether the death is murder or an accident, and which Essential Skills played a role in the incident.

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2013-05-09

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