Strategies

Embedding Literacy & Essential Skills: Lessons from our research (2012)

This document outlines a three-year research project that explored a variety of ways to think about Literacy and Essential Skills in the context of the workplace, and developed strategies to engage people in actively embedding literacy in the workplace.

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2013-04-04

The skills gap in Canada: The knowledge intensity of Canadians' jobs is growing rapidly (2006)

Lessons in Learning - December 21, 2006

The rising level of competition facing Canadian firms, combined with changes in production technologies and changes in the nature and organization of work, are all driving increases in the knowledge intensity of jobs in Canada.

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2013-02-01

Disabilities – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet offers an overview of the impact of disabilities on literacy and suggests ways to help people with disabilities become fully integrated into society.

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2012-12-05

Dealing with Downsizing (2009)

In this document, The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) offers practical tips to help businesses minimize the impact of tough economic times on their organizations.

The suggestions are divided into three categories: holding on to the employees the business needs; avoiding layoffs altogether; and, as a last resort, handling layoffs in the best manner possible.

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2012-10-31

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Skills Policies - Building the right skills and turning them into better jobs and better lives (2012)

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

The authors point out that skills have become the global currency of the 21st century. Without proper investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society; technological progress does not translate into economic growth; and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society.

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2012-10-16

Understanding the Value, Challenges, and Opportunities of Engaging Métis, Inuit, and First Nations Workers (2012)

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The authors of this report point out that Canada’s Aboriginal population is the fastest growing segment of the country’s population and has a key role to play in helping Canada meet its future labour market needs. However, the labour market participation of the Aboriginal population lags behind that of the non-Aboriginal population.

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2012-09-18

Tallying the Costs of Post-secondary Education: The Challenge of Managing Student Debt and Loan Repayment in Canada (2010)

This discussion paper, prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), looks at the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) as a vehicle for promoting equitable access to post-secondary education, particularly for students from lower-income families. Specifically, it brings to light various methods through which student loan repayment can be managed, and evaluates current program approaches.

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2012-05-23

Navigating Post-secondary Education in Canada: The Challenge of a Changing Landscape (2010)

In this paper, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) argues that the country needs a comprehensive framework that provides students with clear indications of the pathways they can take through the post-secondary education sector.

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2012-05-18

Up to Par: The Challenge of Demonstrating Quality in Canadian Post-Secondary Education (2009)

In this document, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) discusses the complex challenges associated with defining and demonstrating quality in post-secondary education.

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2012-05-09

Post-secondary Education in Canada: Strategies for Success (2007)

This is the second annual report from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) on the post-secondary education sector in Canada. While some modest gains have been made since the first report, the authors say that for the most part, Canada continues to lag behind other jurisdictions.

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2012-05-02

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