Minority groups

Literacy and Literacy Training of Francophone Minority Groups in Canada (1997)

Discussion Paper

This document offers a framework for discussing the literacy levels and literacy training of French-speaking Canadians living in minority areas.

The first part of this discussion paper includes data about the status of francophones when it comes to literacy levels and training. The second part raises a number of issues that affect the development and success of literacy training initiatives in French.

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2013-11-20

The cultural divide in science education for Aboriginal learners (2007)

Lessons in Learning - February 1, 2007

Aboriginal people in Canada are sharply underrepresented in science and engineering occupations. As well, Aboriginal students take advanced high school science classes and enrol in science-related postsecondary programs at much lower rates than their non-Aboriginal counterparts.

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2013-02-25

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy in Canada - Disparity Between Francophones and Anglophones (2008)

This document is part of a National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed at providing straightforward summaries of research documents available from Statistics Canada.

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2012-10-22

Aboriginal and rural under-representation in Canada's medical schools (2008)

Lessons in Learning – April 17, 2008

Aboriginal people represent 4.5 percent of the Canadian population, but less than one percent of first-year medical students in Canada surveyed for a 2001 study were Aboriginal people. The same study showed that while almost a quarter of Canadians live in rural areas, only about 11 percent of medical students were from such communities.

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2012-08-10

Minority Francophone Education in Canada (2009)

Lessons in Learning - August 20, 2009

The authors point out that while official language minority education rights are protected by the Charter and the Official Languages Act, the provision of quality education for minority Francophones remains a challenge. Adult literacy assessments show that Francophone adults in minority-language contexts have weaker literacy skills than their majority-language counterparts.

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2011-09-20

Learning for Life: Impact of Literacy on Learners, Their Family and Friends (2010)

Action-Research Report

The goal of this research project was twofold: to demonstrate the impact of literacy on learners in their everyday lives, and to provide practical information to Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies in Francophone minority communities in Manitoba and Ontario and to stakeholders in French literacy in general.

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2011-04-19

The Canadian Component of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS): The Situation of Official Language Minorities (2006)

Considering the importance of literacy and the skills that individuals require in a knowledge and information economy, it is clear that the vitality of official language minorities largely depends on them having the tools and information that they need in order to grow and develop.

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2007-08-09

For My Child (2005)

A Study of the Impact of French-Language Family Literacy Programs on Francophone Families in Linguistic Minority Settings in Ontario

This report summarizes the results of our analysis of the impact of the French-language family literacy programs delivered at the seven literacy centres that are partnering in this study. This report is divided into four parts:

Part 1 provides an overview of the communities served by these centres, the family literacy programs that they provided, and the families who participated in them.

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2007-05-31

Submission by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre to the Innovation Engagement Strategy (2002)

The submission was made by The Canadian Labour and Business Centre (CLBC) for the Innovation Engagement Strategy, includes:

- Introduction
- Six discussion questions:
- Targets
- Major challenges
- Government of Canada priorities
- Innovation vision
- Commitments, actions and time lines
- National issues

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2007-05-09

Nova Scotia TriPartite Forum Proceedings - July 2005 (2005)

On July 5, 2005, the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour convened a Tripartite Forum on labour/management relations in the province. The Canadian Labour and Business Centre was asked to help to organize and facilitate the Forum.

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2007-05-09

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