Pilot projects

Opportunities Account for Youth in Care – Final Report (2013)

This document describes a project designed to test whether teaching youth in care about money management, and providing incentives for saving, would improve their financial knowledge, skills, and behaviour. The project was undertaken by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), which helps low-income earners gain financial independence through asset building, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

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2014-02-28

Social Return on Investment (SROI) Pilot Project (2012)

Using a technique called social return on investment (SROI), the authors of this report measure the impact of the service provided by a supported employment program in eastern Newfoundland.

Avalon Employment Inc. was formed in 1993, with the mandate of providing long-term paid employment in the business community to people with barriers to employment, in particular to those with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

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2014-02-03

Aboriginal literacy and essential skills pilot project: Tutor guide (2013)

This guide is one of the resources developed through the Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) pilot project, carried out from 2010 to 2013. The goal of the project was to help First Nations communities on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to develop a culturally learning vision and set of learning pathways.

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2014-01-30

Aboriginal literacy and essential skills pilot project: Food safety and indigenous meal preparation on Vancouver Island (2013)

This curriculum is designed for use by adult learners, working with or without a tutor. It is aimed at people who want to safely prepare food for themselves and their families; find local food sources and promote traditional food harvesting; work in the food industry; or go on to take a course leading to a certificate in food safety.

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2014-01-23

Creating a personal learning path: A benchmark framework for Aboriginal literacy and essential skills (2013)

The Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) pilot project, carried out from 2010 to 2013, was designed to help First Nations communities on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to develop a learning vision and set of pathways that are culturally relevant and reflect the literacy and essential skills needs, interests, and priorities of the communities.

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2014-01-16

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Tillsonburg & District MSC (2011)

A pilot project at the Tillsonburg & District Multi-Service Centre (MSC) in Ontario provided wraparound services to help participants overcome multiple barriers to employment, including scarce work experience and low literacy and essential skills.

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2013-09-13

Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills Pilot Project – Webinar (2013)

This webinar consists of a brief audio file, a PowerPoint presentation, and a short PDF file that present the highlights of the Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) pilot project, carried out between 2010 and 2013 by Literacy Victoria in British Columbia.

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2013-08-13

Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills Pilot Project – Final report (2013)

This document outlines a three-year community-based project that helped First Nations communities on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to develop a learning vision and set of pathways that are culturally relevant and reflect the literacy and essential skills needs, interests and priorities of the communities.

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2013-08-13

Enhancing Pathways - Phase 2: The Literacy and Language Continuum (2012)

This report outlines the second phase of a project designed to build the coordination capacity of Ontario’s regional literacy networks, and to further develop partnerships among service delivery agencies that provide literacy and language programming.

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2013-07-22

The LVQ Pilot Project 2010-2011 – A Summary (2011)

This document is part of a project undertaken by Literacy Volunteers of Quebec (LVQ) to develop a tool for measuring non-academic progress in adult literacy learners.

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2013-06-26

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