Rural communities

Cross-national Consultations on Health and Learning: Final Report on Adults Living in Rural and Remote Areas (2008)

This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005.

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2013-02-26

A chance for a better life: Development of the Immigrant Workforce in Smaller Communities and Rural Alberta (2012)

Final Report

This document outlines a year-long research project carried out by Alberta’s Bow Valley College to assess the workforce development needs of immigrants in rural communities or small urban centres in that province. The project included a literature review, interviews, questionnaires, and a focus group.

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2013-01-31

Bridging the Gap: From Education to Employment (2009)

This report describes a labour force concept developed and used in Newfoundland and Labrador to connect prospective employers with individuals who have employment barriers. The Bridging the Gap: From Education to Employment (BTG) model provides a customized workplace Essential Skills training program that meets the needs of both local businesses partners and program participants.

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2012-11-29

Aboriginal and rural under-representation in Canada's medical schools (2008)

Lessons in Learning – April 17, 2008

Aboriginal people represent 4.5 percent of the Canadian population, but less than one percent of first-year medical students in Canada surveyed for a 2001 study were Aboriginal people. The same study showed that while almost a quarter of Canadians live in rural areas, only about 11 percent of medical students were from such communities.

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2012-08-10

The Literacy and Essential Skills Needs of Quebec's Anglophone Adults (2012)

This document describes a project, carried out between October 2010 and August 2011, to find out more about the literacy and essential skills (LES) needs of Anglophone adults living in Quebec.

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2012-07-27

Report on Consultations with Adults Living in Rural and Remote Areas (2009)

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a quick summary of the consultations carried out by the Adult Working Group (AWG) of the Health and Learning Knowledge Centre to identify themes, gaps and needs for adults living in rural and remote areas of Canada. Participants included adults and service providers from Inverness, Nova Scotia; Seaforth, Ontario; and Fort Liard, Northwest Territories.

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2012-06-01

Roots and Connections Program Planning Guide (2008)

A culturally integrated ESL curriculum for community orientation in Alberta

Roots and Connections is an English as a Second Language (ESL) program aimed primarily at new Canadians who may feel isolated in Alberta’s rural communities.

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2011-07-08

Impacts of Low Literacy Levels in Rural New Brunswick: A literature review (2008)

This document outlines a study commissioned by the Rural Secretariat (New Brunswick) and carried out by the Rural and Small Town Programme at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. The study’s goal was to summarize the impacts of low literacy levels in rural New Brunswick through a literature review, and to provide a comprehensive inventory of all literacy programs and services available in the province as of March 2008.

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2011-06-17

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

Adult Working Group's Cross-National Consultations on Health and Learning - Final Report on Adults Living in Rural and Remote Areas (2008)

The Adult Working Group is one of fifteen working groups within the Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC). The mandate of each working group is to build a knowledge agenda for the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) under whose auspices the HLKC was established. The Adult Working Group has focused its research on the health and learning of several different adult groups.

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2008-11-24

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