Programs

Can workplace learning create healthier employees? (2006)

Lessons in Learning – March 31, 2006

This paper examines whether workplace wellness programs can actually improve employees’ health and wellbeing, while enhancing an organization’s bottom line. Specifically, the authors looked at innovative workplace health and safety practices in 12 Canadian firms, both large and small, in a variety of sectors.

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2013-03-22

Frontier College - Annual Report 2012 (2012)

Literacy. Learning for Life

Frontier College is a national literacy organization that works in partnership with community organizations to provide learning opportunities for Canadians of all ages.

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2013-02-04

Older Adults – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to focus attention on a variety of literacy-related topics.

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2013-01-21

Parenting styles, behaviour and skills and their impact on young children (2007)

Lessons in Learning - December 13, 2007

This paper summarizes recent research on parenting styles and highlights a number of programs aimed at helping parents improve their skills.

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2012-12-18

Frontier College Annual Report 2011 (2011)

Drawing on Partnerships

Frontier College is a national literacy organization that provides learning opportunities for Canadians of all ages through its partnerships with a variety of community groups.

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2011-11-01

A community-based approach to health literacy using participatory research [Special issue on Health Literacy.] Adult Learning, 15 (1/2), 14-17 (2007)

This article describes how a university/community partnership produced a research project that identified what needed to be done to address health literacy needs among a largely rural population in northeastern Nova Scotia.

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2010-03-17

Securing Prosperity through Canada's Human Infrastructure: The State of Adult Learning and Workplace Learning in Canada (2009)

Over the past few decades, Canada’s labour requirements have changed drastically — from a need for physical labourers to a need for knowledge workers — as a result of changes in economic and social conditions that have included advances in information and communication technologies, globalization of economic activity and shifting demographics.

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2009-12-16

So you want to start a reading circle... (2009)

How to set up and run reading circles

This guide is a compilation of the knowledge, experience and best practice that has accumulated from the extensive knowledge Frontier College has acquired as well as and its work with reading circles throughout Canada since 1988. This guide is designed to help interested individuals, groups and organizations run and set up an efficient reading circle.

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2009-09-02

Report on Successful Community Based Efforts to Recruit and Retain Late-Entry Learners into Colleges and Universities (2009)

This research project is intended to identify and catalogue First Nations community-based initiatives across Canada that target late-entry learners. The focus is on recruitment strategies that target First Nations persons and identifies post-secondary institutions that have been successful in assisting students make the transition to student life and culturally appropriate pedagogy.

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2009-08-04

Accountability in Adult Literacy: Voices from the field (2008)

To understand and describe the state of a field, researchers traditionally carry out a literature review. This approach is widely accepted as a way to summarize what is known in the field. With Connecting the Dots: Improving Accountability in the Adult Literacy Field in Canada the authors knew they needed to do that. But more was needed.

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2009-07-07

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