Social change

Learning: Everybody's project – A Learning Agenda: 2013-2018 (2013)

This document describes an initiative undertaken to engage citizens and organizations in developing a learning culture in the province of New Brunswick.

The project steering committee will improve learning outcomes across the province by coordinating cross-sector organizations to transform a fragmented system, the authors explain.

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2014-03-28

In the Know: Identifying multiple aspects of Quebec's community sector (2012)

This document is housed on the Centre for Community Organizations server.

It describes a study undertaken to develop a better understanding of the diversity of groups working for social change in Quebec. Carried out between 2009 and 2012, the study looked at English-speaking, bilingual, and ethno-cultural community groups across the province.

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2013-12-03

Is technology changing the meaning of literacy, and if so, then how is it changing teaching and learning in adult literacy programs? (2013)

Digital technology is becoming ever more prevalent in society. For adult literacy practitioners, the challenge is to find ways to integrate digital literacy skills with the more traditional teaching approaches, says the author of this paper.

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2013-12-03

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 1: Interview with Dr. Rick Miner, Colleges Ontario; Joy Fielding, author, Good Reads; and ABC Life Literacy Canada president Margaret Eaton [Audio 20:00] (2010)

This is the debut episode of Life Literacy Radio, an audio podcast launched by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 2010.

The episode begins with an interview with Margaret Eaton, the former president of ABC Life Literacy Canada, discussing the importance of financial literacy and lifelong learning.

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2013-10-01

Literacy Development and Poverty Reduction: Seven Recommendations for Action (2011)

This report was developed by the Nunavut Literacy Council (NLC) in response to the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction’s call for contributions to an action plan.

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2013-09-17

Toward training: The meanings and practices of social change work in the arts (2006)

This document outlines a study designed to provide a foundation for the development of teaching and training activities at a new international centre for art and social change. Forty-six organizations and individual artists, from Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia were interviewed for the project.

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2013-09-09

Partnering for Knowledge Mobilization (2012)

In this presentation, the head of the Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University in Toronto, Ontario, outlines an emerging institutional service designed to maximize the social, environmental, and economic impacts of university research.

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2013-08-12

Literacy Matters: Unlocking the Literacy Potential of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

This report, prepared by the senior economist with TD Bank Group, looks at the poor state of literacy among Aboriginal Canadians and suggests practices to improve the situation.

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2013-08-07

Dynamic Tensions: Balancing our social ideals with the need for revenue (2012)

Presentation at The Centre for Literacy Fall Institute, October 14-16, 2012 in Saint John, NB

This presentation looks at the ways in which two organizations, one based in Ontario and the other in Saint John, New Brunswick, have gone about generating revenue to reinvest into social programs.

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2013-07-03

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? – Webinar April 23, 2013 (2013)

In this webinar, presented in April 2013, two researchers from Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) offer both an overview of the concept of social innovation, and a discussion of the potential role it can play in Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) programming.

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2013-06-14

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