Organizational change

Working with Newcomers: Tips for Culturally Diverse Canadian Organizations (2013)

Public Sector Case Study

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES) teamed up with government and industry partners to produce a three-part resource designed to help newcomers, their managers, and their mentors thrive in a culturally diverse workplace.

In this brief document, AWES, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce, describes the process that led to the creation of that resource.

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2014-04-15

Implementing a Workplace Education Program – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 2:50] (2012)

This video features a consultant discussing both the importance of a workplace education program, and the steps required to implement one. Those steps include building stakeholder support; setting up a planning committee; and carrying out an organizational needs assessment.

The video is one of a series prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that supports lifelong learning.

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2014-03-18

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change at Syncrude Canada Ltd. (2005)

In 1988, Syncrude partnered with Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, to launch Canada’s first workplace literacy program, Effective Reading in Context (ERIC). Since then, Syncrude has built on the success of its initial program with a variety of initiatives that promote lifelong learning.

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2013-12-12

Syncrude Canada Ltd.'s (ERIC) Program: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change (1998)

Effective Reading in Context (ERIC), Canada’s first workplace literacy program, was launched by Syncrude in 1988. The program was so successful that it is used throughout Alberta, and in parts of Africa.

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2013-12-10

Bank of Montreal's Learning for Success: Success Is What You Do and How You Do It (1999)

Bank of Montreal changed its approach to workforce development to meet the challenges of a changing business environment.

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2013-09-25

Creating Literacy Friendly Environments - Introduction (2009)

The need to create literacy friendly environments was a key focus of the Widening Access for Adult Literacies project, carried out in Edmonton, Alberta, from 2006 to 2009.

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2013-03-04

Investing in skills: Effective Work-related learning in SMEs (2011)

This report summarizes common traits identified in work-related learning programs successfully implemented at 45 Canadian and international small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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2012-12-20

Advantage New Brunswick: A Province Reaches to Fulfill its Destiny (2007)

This is the final report of a commission established to examine postsecondary education in the province of New Brunswick.

Between January and September 2007, the commission released a discussion paper; gathered data; consulted with students, postsecondary education stakeholders, and the public; and looked at the findings and recommendations from other provincial commissions.

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2012-09-07

Report from "be the change… Provincial Literacy Conference" - December 1 - 3, 2005 (2005)

This is a summary report from a provincial literacy conference held December 1-3, 2005, in St. John's. This event brought together literacy stakeholders from throughout the province and was the founding conference for a new grassroots provincial literacy coalition, Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador.

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2011-08-16

What's Involved in Bringing About Change? (2005)

This document is part of an article that appears in the fall 2005 issue of the journal Literacies. The author, Jean Unda, is an adult educator with experience in both literacy and the labour movement. In this article she discusses the need to integrate literacy awareness and clear language into an organization.

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2007-10-02

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