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Opportunity Found: Improving the Participation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada's Workforce (2013)

In this document, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce highlights a number of initiatives that are improving the participation of Aboriginal people in the workforce, and offers recommendations to both the federal government and Canada’s businesses to help make such success stories the norm.

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2014-01-20

Falling voter turnout: Is it linked to diminished civics education? (2006)

Lessons in Learning – January 18, 2006

Canada is one of many industrialized countries to see voter participation rates drop since 1990. Recent analyses suggest that the drop in voter participation is largely the result of very low turnout on election day among young voters.

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2013-04-25

French-Immersion education in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning – May 17, 2007

In Canada, French-English bilingualism carries economic and cultural benefits. As well, studies have shown that bilingualism offers cognitive benefits.

French immersion is one of several French as a Second Language (FSL) program options available in elementary and secondary schools across Canada. Immersion programs vary according to the age of first French instruction, and the intensity of French instruction.

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2013-01-31

Strategies to Increase Participation (2002)

This document summarizes a project undertaken between 2000 and 2002 to find ways to increase the participation levels of underemployed adults in Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs. The project was carried out in Grey, Bruce, Huron and Perth counties and the Georgian Triangle area of Ontario.

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2012-07-03

Post-secondary education in Canada: Who is missing out? (2009)

Lessons in Learning – April 1, 2009

The authors of this document note that Canada’s performance in terms of educational attainment is ahead of most other developed countries. However, post-secondary participation remains low among some demographic groups in Canada, including students from low-income families, students with no history of higher education in their family, and Aboriginal students.

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2012-03-01

Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: Young Adults' Participation in Post-secondary Education (2010)

In this report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the authors note that in 2009, the proportion of young adults participating in formal post-secondary education rose to its highest point in Canadian history, with the increasing proportion of young people attending Canadian universities serving as the main driver for the overall increase.

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2011-09-13

On the Job: Essential Skill of Working with Others (2006)

Working with Others deals with the extent to which employees work with others to carry out their tasks. Do they work cooperatively? Do they work alone? It does not include non-task related social behaviour that occurs in the workplace, such as small talk. That is not saying small talk is not important but rather that this definition is confined to work tasks.

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2009-06-30

Adult Education Participation in North America: International Perspectives (2001)

In this paper, the authors present 15 indicators of participation in adult education as part of their analysis of the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey, a 22-country initiative conducted between 1994 and 1998 to determine how well adults used printed information to function in society.

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2008-03-19

Adult Learning in Canada: A Comparative Perspective (2007)

Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey

This report uses the results of the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey to describe adult learning in Canada. The goal of the report is to present a comprehensive portrait of adult learning including participation in organized forms of adult learning, both formal and non-formal, as well as informal learning.

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2008-03-03

Discovering the Strength of Our Voices (1991)

Women and Literacy Programs

This report discusses a research project undertaken to:
• examine how gender and the power balance of the male/female relationship affect women's access to, and experience of, literacy programs and how it affects the impact of literacy programs on women
• determine how literacy programs and literacy practice might be changed to better respond to the reality of the lives of adult women learners, and

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2003-10-07

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