Practitioner resources

Evaluation of Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) (2009)

In 2005, Dietitians of Canada (DC), the national association of registered dietitians, launched an online decision-support service for dietetic practitioners called Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN).

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2014-05-20

Connecting Families through Community: An English as an Additional Language (EAL) Family Literacy Project – Final Report (2012)

This report outlines a project designed to create an effective English as an Additional Language (EAL) family literacy program that would help newcomer families in Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island, and could also be used in other Canadian provinces.

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2012-11-23

Yukon Literacy Coalition Strategic Plan 2011-2016 (2012)

This document sets out a five-year plan for the Yukon Literacy Coalition (YLC), a community-based organization committed to increasing literacy and Essential Skills for adult learners. The plan is a tool to help stakeholders, members, and funders understand the YLC’s priorities and the actions required to meet these priorities.

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2012-10-09

The CONNECT Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills (SCALES) – Phase One: Research Results (2011)

During the summer of 2010, researchers with the Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills (SCALES) project surveyed practitioners who work with unemployed and low-skilled workers to find out what resources they needed in order to incorporate a Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approach into their work.

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2012-05-17

The CONNECT Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills (SCALES) Project - Environmental Scan (2010)

This document summarizes the key findings of research conducted between June and September 2010 as part of a project aimed at improving the employability of unemployed or underemployed Canadians by providing tools to identify their Literacy and Essential Skills (LES).

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2012-05-08

Prescription for Learning - Communication Skills for the Practice of Pharmacy (2003)

Facilitator's Guide

This is the facilitator’s guide for Prescription for Learning, a 50-hour program designed to help integrate International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs) into the Canadian workforce. An IPG is someone who completed training in pharmacy outside of Canada, and for some of them, English may be a second language.

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2012-02-17

Retail Curriculum: Practitioner (2004)

This practitioner’s guide is part of a series of Essential Skills occupational curricula developed by Prince Edward Learning Centre and Literacy Link Eastern Ontario (LLEO) for adult upgrading programs and complements the material contained in the corresponding learner’s document.

In this document, the authors provide answer keys for activities contained in the learner’s document.

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2011-10-18

Assessment Tools in the Workplace (2005)

A Report on Pre-employment Testing Practices - Part 1 and Part 2

This report is based on a research project that analyzed five pre-employment tests to determine the skill level required to complete them successfully. Three of the tests were commercially available ones, while the others had been prepared in-house by individual employers. All were being used by employers in eastern Ontario.

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2011-10-05

In the works: A compendium of projects from across the country (2009)

This document is a “snapshot” of literacy projects taking place across Canada. The projects are grouped according to the following themes: Essential Skills integration; family literacy; practitioner training and development; research; program development; learner resources/curriculum development; and literacy awareness.

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2011-08-30

Police stories: Working with people with low literacy (2009)

In this document, prepared by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), police officers reflect on the impact of low literacy among the people they deal with.

The officers share their concern that some people don’t understand what is going on in the court system and discuss telltale signs that low literacy is a problem for someone.

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2011-07-22

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