social enterprise

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Youth Live (2011)

Youth Live was launched by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in Nova Scotia as a job and life skills development program for young people at risk, aged 16 to 30, offering them the opportunity to earn money and gain hands-on experience working in various business initiatives that protect the environment and provide services to the community.

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2013-09-19

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? (2013)

This paper serves as a primer on social innovation. The authors note that while the concept of social innovation has recently emerged as an approach to address intractable social problems, there is still limited understanding of precisely what the concept means in practice. However, while there is no common definition of social innovation, it does assume a desire to do things differently, with better results.

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2013-06-18

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? – Research Brief (2013)

This research brief offers an overview of the concept of social innovation, and explores the potential for social innovation to be a force in Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) programming.

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2013-06-03

Action Plan Recommendations to Maximize Social Innovation in British Columbia (2012)

In 2011, the BC Social Innovation Council was established to help the government of British Columbia find new ways to tackle social challenges. The council included representatives of government, Aboriginal and community organizations, and business agencies with an interest in social entrepreneurship, including credit unions, foundations, investors, and social entrepreneurs.

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2013-01-28

National Adult Literacy Database Inc. – 1989-2009 (2009)

An anniversary booklet

The National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. This anniversary booklet, which features highlights of its 20-year history, was produced by NALD staff as a commemorative keepsake as the year came to a close.

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2009-12-02

Evaluation of the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) (2002)

Final Report

The evaluation of the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) funded by the National Literacy Secretariat and conducted by Goss Gilroy Inc. (GGI) on behalf of the NALD Board of Directors.

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2002-12-10
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