What Learners Want (2006)

A Summary of Focus Groups and Interviews with Adult Learners in Saskatchewan

This document includes:
- An Introduction — Executive Summary
- A Summary of Focus Groups
- Personal Interviews Regarding other SLN Services
- Report Summary
- Appendices

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Promoting and Encouraging Training in the Canadian Food Retail / Wholesale Industry (2001)

This document entitled "Promoting and Encouraging Training in the Canadian Food Retail / Wholesale Industry" includes the following:
- Background and Purpose;
- Overview of the Training Models;
- Company Approaches in Food Retail and Retail;
- Independents/Small Chains;
- Larger Retail or Food Retail and Wholesale Chains;
- Canadian Sectoral Approaches;
- Canadian Business/Labour Approaches;

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The Role and Performance of Labour-sponsored Investment Funds in the Canadian Economy (1995)

An Institutional Profile

This research report was prepared to assist the Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Centre's (CLMPC) Task Force on Access to Capital, which has examined issues pertaining to the financing of Canadian high value - added investment. CLMPC research into labour-sponsored investment funds reflects original, detailed study of these relatively new actors in Canada's financial system.

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Integrating Equity, Addressing Barriers: Innovative Learning Practices by Unions (2007)

In seeking innovative learning practices, this project was particularly devoted to increasing knowledge of education programs that address systemic barriers related to class, age, gender, sexual orientation, race and cultural background, disability, literacy, language, lack of formal education as well as barriers faced by workers in small or remote areas, by part-time workers, by shift workers.

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Fall From The National Literacy Summit of 2000 Continues Seven Years Later (2007)

This article discusses the author's difficulty in finding reports and additional commitments regarding the September 2000 National Literacy Summit steering committee's Action Agenda for Literacy in a report entitled "From the Margins to the Mainstream".

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Gaining and Losing Literacy Skills Over the Lifecourse (2007)

This study uses data from IALS and ALL to explore how Canada’s stock of literacy skill evolved over the nine year period from 1994 to 2003. It employs a synthetic cohort analysis to document net skill change for various demographic groups for Canada and the provinces and to explore the individual characteristics that influence whether a particular group has gained or lost skill on average over the nine year reference period.

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National Summit on Libraries and Literacy: Moving Forward (2006)

This report summarizes the proceedings of the National Summit on Libraries and Literacy – Moving Forward, an event hosted by the Canadian Library Association’s (CLA) Action for Literacy Interest Group (AFLIG) in June 2006. The companion document to this report is "Libraries and Literacy: A Decade in Review, a background paper prepared for the Summit". The companion report can be accessed at

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Final Evaluation Report of the National Summit on Libraries and Literacy: Moving Forward (2006)

This report presents the findings from both the evaluations of the National Summit on Libraries and Literacy – Moving Forward held in June 2006. One set of evaluation data was gathered during the day of the Summit meeting. The final evaluation data were collected three months after the Summit.

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Phased-In Retirement Options Needed for Skill Shortage Challenge (2003)

A CLBC Commentary

Phased-in retirement is really a catch phrase that can include special assignments, mentoring, job sharing, and end to shift work, reduced hours and telecommuting. Unfortunately, the tax, pension and paperwork implications of these accommodations pose barriers that can translate into inertia.

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Viewpoints '98 - Planning for Demographic Change in the Workforce (1999)

Analysis of the Business-Labour Survey and Case Study Research

This report examines both the planning for the replacement of retirees and the priority given to hiring youth. It uses economy wide evidence from the CLMPC Leadership Survey (described below) and supplements this with some workplace examples of practical actions and programs that have already been implemented.

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