Social policy

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

The Case for Financial Literacy: Assessing the effects of financial literacy interventions for low income and vulnerable groups in Canada (2012)

This report was commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL), a division of Social and Enterprise Development innovations (SEDI), to assess what is known about the impact of financial literacy programs for vulnerable Canadians and to determine future directions for research, policy, and practice.

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2013-01-16

Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy - Final report (2012)

This document summarizes the proceedings and recommendations of a national forum that brought together experts in education, social services, and the justice system to encourage action on the issue of literacy for youth in conflict with the law. Teachers, politicians, police, parole officers, students, community workers, and volunteers attended conferences held concurrently in cities around Canada on June 5, 2012.

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2013-01-04

Justice – Fact Sheet (2012)

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

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2013-01-02

Plain Language Summaries: Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills - New Frameworks for Assessment (2008)

This is one in a series of straightforward summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-11-13

An Inter-sectoral Approach for Improving Health Literacy for Canadians - A Discussion Paper (2012)

This discussion paper is the work of a multi-sector advisory group convened by the Public Health Association of British Columbia with the goal of identifying priorities and organizing them into a comprehensive framework for improving health literacy in Canada.

The document includes a definition of health literacy and an explanation of why it is important.

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2012-05-25

Defining Essential Digital Skills in the Canadian Workplace: Final Report (2011)

The goal of this study, carried out on behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), was to re-examine the existing concept of computer use as one of the nine Essential Skills and to make adjustments to more fully reflect the changing skills needs of Canada’s knowledge-based economy.

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2011-07-14

Why a learning city? (2010)

Revue « À lire en ligne », FCAF

This document is one of a series the author prepared for a special issue of “À lire en ligne,” the annual journal of the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF). The issue focused solely on place-based learning communities, defined as places that utilize the resources of all sectors, not just the formal education system, for learning.

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2011-05-17

Landscape of Literacy and Disability in Canada (2008)

Using easy-to-read maps, this report shows the wide discrepancy of literacy between those with and without disabilities.

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2011-03-01
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