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Addressing Canada's Literacy Challenge: A Cost/ Benefit Analysis (2009)

In this report, the authors discuss the cost and the importance of investing in literacy. They suggest that advanced literacy is the single most important tool that Canadians need to compete in the global economy and present estimates of the total cost of raising the literacy skill of the adult population to Level 3.

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2009-01-08

Literacy and the Labour Market: The Generation of Literacy and Its Impact on Earnings for Native Born Canadians (2007)

The study presented here examines the link between literacy, the economy, and individual income, the premise being that an individual with greater literacy skills would be expected to have better employment opportunities and command higher earnings. The authors begin by examining the distribution of literacy skills in the Canadian economy and how they are generated, looking in particular at schooling and parental influence.

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2008-06-26

Reading the Future (2008)

Planning to Meet Canada's Future Literacy Needs

This report by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is a follow-up to the Council's 2007 State of Learning in Canada report, which discussed the findings of the International Adult Literacy Survey. In this report, the Council addresses some of the key issues identified in the State of Learning report, such as the social and economic barriers behind Canada's literacy rates and potential barriers to learning.

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2008-06-12

A New Brunswick Snapshot (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was a seven-country initiative conducted in the fall of 1994 to create comparable literacy profiles across linguistic and cultural boundaries. This is a report of a study that analyses the New Brunswick data collected for the IALS in order to better understand literacy in the province.

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2008-05-26

Barriers to Youth Employment in Nunavut (2007)

A Research Report and Action Plan

This paper presents the results of a research project conducted by the Nunavut Literacy Council in 2006 in order to identify barriers that face youth seeking employment in Nunavut. Researchers also examined ways to re-engage marginalized youth in education, employment and community life and looked at the extent that literacy is a barrier to youth employment in Nunavut.

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2008-02-07

Voices From the Heart: A Case Study of Family Literacy Practices in One Low-Income Community in New Brunswick (2004)

This thesis was submitted by the author to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa.

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2005-03-31

Literacy and Poverty (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Poverty and how Canada's high rate of illiteracy/undereducation is not simply an education problem. It is a symptom of deep and widespread social inequality created, in large part, by poverty.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Health (2002)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Health. Studies show that literacy is a key determinant of health.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and the Workforce (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

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2004-11-04

Advancing Literacy in Canada: An Urgent Call to Action (2003)

Recommendations for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

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2003-10-09

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