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Literacy at Work: An Employee Perspective [Video – 3:41] (2011)

The subject of this video is an adult learner at Okanagan College in British Columbia. He explains that while he does have the skills for various trades, he would really prefer to work on power lines, and that requires major upgrading.

He discusses the challenges of working and attending college, noting some required courses are not available during his off-hours.

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2013-09-06

Prior Learning and Literacy in Nova Scotia (2010)

The premise of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is that what a person knows and can do is more important than where or how he learned those things.

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2013-08-26

Celebrating Adult Learners' Week 2013, April 6 – 14: Learning Makes a Difference (2013)

This document brings together more than 80 submissions received for the sixth annual International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) contest, organized by Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS).

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2013-06-05

Financial literacy a life skill – Melanie Buffel, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, BC [Video – 1:56] (2009)

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), founded in 1986, is a nonprofit organization that helps low-income earners gain economic independence through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and asset building.

This video focuses on a facilitator who teaches money skills and has been recognized by SEDI for her commitment to financial literacy.

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2013-05-22

Case Study: WES Training at Wendy's Restaurants of Fredericton (2013)

This document features testimonials from both the employer and an employee of the Wendy’s fast-food restaurants in Fredericton, New Brunswick, about the benefits of Workplace Essential Skills (WES) training.

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2013-04-30

Non-Academic Outcomes, Research among Adult Literacy Learners – ALBE Professional Development Sessions 2009-2010 (2009)

This presentation outlines a study of some of the non-academic outcomes for adults taking part in Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) programs in the Northwest Territories.

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2013-03-15

Final Report on Adults with Literacy Challenges and Adult Immigrants and Refugees (2007)

This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005. The meeting saw the establishment of working groups to concentrate on health-related issues for identified priority groups, including adults with low literacy skills and immigrants and refugees.

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2013-03-04

Cross-national Consultations on Health and Learning: Final Report on Adults Living in Rural and Remote Areas (2008)

This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005.

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2013-02-26

Gary Porter, Adult Learner [Video - 3:00] (2009)

On February 28, 2011, Laubach Literacy Ontario held its second annual Literacy Awareness Day at Queen’s Park, home of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, in Toronto.

This video, recorded that day, features an adult learner describing how he decided at the age of 40 to improve his literacy skills. Although he was successful in his job with the family business and owned a house, there was something missing from his life.

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2012-11-14

From Books as Coasters to Bedtime Stories: Family Literacy in Alberta's Next Generation (2006)

This report summarizes the findings from a study of family literacy in the workplace. The goals of the study were to identify current family literacy practices and the implication for Alberta’s next generation, and to understand the human stories behind statistical data on literacy.

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2012-10-04

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