Practitioner resources

Literacy and Policing in Canada Module 2: Literacy and its Social and Legal Impact on Policing - Full-day Workshop (2009)

Participants' Workbook

This workbook is part of a project undertaken by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), to make police officers more aware of the kinds of problems caused by low literacy both in the community in general and within the criminal justice system in particular.

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2011-07-22

Literacy and Policing in Canada - Module 1: Orientation to Literacy Challenges in Canada - Half-day Workshop (2009)

Student Workbook

This workbook is part of a project undertaken by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), to make police officers more aware of the kinds of problems caused by low literacy both in the community in general and within the criminal justice system in particular.

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2011-07-22

Literacy Works! The Foundation of a Healthy Economy in Northern Ontario (2007)

The authors of this 12-page document outline the general benefits of increased literacy skills and discuss the importance of literacy and basic skills programs in the workplace. They have included tips for organizing a workplace education program as well as several personal stories of people who have improved their essential skills.

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2010-08-17

Promoting Best Practices In Volunteer Management (2010)

This document sets out six features of the quality standard for program-volunteer relations in Ontario’s community-based literacy agencies. It complements 18 core quality standards for such agencies, approved for Literacy and Basic Skills programs of Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

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2010-06-01

From Practitioner to Researcher and Back Again (2009)

An Ethnographic Case Study of a Research-In-Practice Project

This thesis was prepared to fulfil the requirements for a doctor of philosophy degree in educational studies at the University of British Columbia.

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2010-04-28

Adults Living with Limited Literacy and Chronic Illness: Patient Education Experiences (2010)

Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 4(1),24-33

This study investigates how Canadians with limited literacy skills make sense of their patient-education experiences. The authors cite a Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) study indicating that 60 per cent of Canadians don’t have sufficient skills to manage their health and their health-care needs. That can mean difficulty in taking medications correctly or using health services effectively.

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2010-04-14

Succession Planning for Literacy and Basic Skills Agencies and Networks (2009)

Tool Kit

As managers of Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies approach retirement, the issue of succession planning becomes increasingly important. This report provides tools to allow LBS agencies, both large and small, to continue serving learners while implementing staff replacement resulting from retirement, transition or unforeseen circumstances.

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2010-03-31

Newcomer Finances (2009)

Instructor's Manual

The manual is designed for teachers in adult language classes or workers at settlement agencies. These instructors are not expected to be experts on financial matters.

Among the topics addressed are banking, credit, income tax, government support programs, investments, insurance and fraud.

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2010-03-17

Through The Worker's Eyes: Developing Learning Activities with Work-Related Documents (2009)

A Guide for Workshop Trainers

This slide presentation can be used to prepare a workshop framework that includes:

What’s the point?
Review of Essential Skills
Step 1: Collecting work-related documents
Step 2: Developing worker-focused learning activities
Step 3: Deciding instructional focus and creating steps to the answers

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2009-11-12

How Basic Skills Training Benefits Business (2009)

This one-page fact sheet would be useful to anyone unfamiliar with Basic Skills training. The READ Society provides information and statistics about Basic Skills training under the following headings:

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2009-08-14

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