Policy formation

The Health Promoting School: Developing Indicators and an Evaluation Framework (2009)

The term Health Promoting School (HPS) refers to the idea that a school can promote both the health and the learning needs of its students. The goal of this study was to establish indicators of student health and wellbeing associated with school policies and practices, and to further the understanding of the HPS through quantitative and qualitative analysis.

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2014-05-07

Learning: Everybody's project – A Learning Agenda: 2013-2018 (2013)

This document describes an initiative undertaken to engage citizens and organizations in developing a learning culture in the province of New Brunswick.

The project steering committee will improve learning outcomes across the province by coordinating cross-sector organizations to transform a fragmented system, the authors explain.

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2014-03-28

Métis Post-secondary Education Systems: Literature Review (2009)

This paper describes a literature review undertaken to determine the current state of knowledge about Métis postsecondary education systems and to identify promising practices for further exploration.

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2014-01-14

The ACCC National Framework for Developing Essential Skills: Research Findings and Future Perspectives (2013)

This presentation, made at a national summit hosted by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) in Ottawa, Ontario, in March 2013, outlines a project designed to provide evidence of the importance of Essential Skills (ES) in helping both students and workers succeed.

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2013-11-12

The Labour Market Information (LMI) Program: Acting on Human Resource Information to Build and Maintain Capacity in the Canadian Construction Sector (2005)

The Labour Market Information (LMI) program is the cornerstone of the Construction Sector Council’s (CSC’s) activities. The LMI provides the industry with information and tools to make decisions about human resources; helps government develop policy; and supports career awareness and selection.

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2013-08-20

Learning in the Workplace: A literature review (2012)

The primary purpose of this report is to summarize the literature on workplace learning in provincial, national, and international contexts, and to provide a set of recommendations about what New Brunswick employers could do to transform their workplaces into learning organizations.

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2013-07-19

CUPE Integrates Literacy: A Canadian Labour Congress Case Study (2007)

This document outlines how the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has integrated literacy and clear language into the life of the union.

The authors explain that in this context, “integration” means working towards a time when a literacy and clear language lens is applied to planning, strategizing, implementing, and evaluating everything the union does.

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2013-06-11

Raising the score: Promoting adult literacy in Canada (2005)

Lessons in Learning – September 29, 2005

The authors of this paper say that the number of Canadian adults with low literacy skills remains too high, in spite of the significant resources that all levels of government have committed to improving literacy.

They note that Canadian levels of adult literacy are low relative to comparable countries, are not improving over time, and are unlikely to be remedied by current approaches.

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2013-05-02

Home Support Workers: Raising our Voices – Toward Workforce Adjustment Through Policy and Strategic Action (2006)

Final Report

This is the final report of a committee established in New Brunswick in the spring of 2005 with the mandate of developing a sector adjustment strategy for home support workers in that province.

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2013-02-05

Poverty – Fact Sheet (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors begin by pointing out that low literacy, poverty, and exclusion are all part of the same problem. Low literacy and poverty create a cycle that is difficult to break.

Children from low-income households are at risk of low literacy. If parents are not equipped to actively engage with the school system, their children may be more likely to drop out of school.

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2013-01-22

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