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What is learning like for ME? A Community Approach to Learning Disabilities (2011)

Resources and Tool Kit for Community Service Providers on Haida Gwaii

This tool kit was developed in response to requests from community service providers, teachers, and tutors for a simple guide to identifying and dealing with learning difficulties among adults and students on Haida Gwaii, the chain of islands off the northern coast of British Columbia. The area is populated mainly by the Haida Aboriginal people.

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2014-05-26

Career Ladders: Providing Opportunities for Ontario's Working Adults (2013)

This brief document offers an overview of the concept of career ladders, a means of enabling low-skilled, low-income workers to enter and ascend up a career pathway in a given industry or occupation on their own time.

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2014-01-06

A Guide to Apprenticeship Support Tools & Resources Available in Northern Ontario (2013)

This guide was developed for the project “Supporting Apprenticeship Completions: A Model of Service Provision.” Funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), the project’s objective was to develop ways to help those who start apprenticeship programs in remote Northern Ontario communities to complete the programs and get their trade credentials.

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2013-09-24

Supporting Apprenticeship Completions: A Model of Service Provision – Consultation Report (2013)

This consultation report is part of a project designed to close the gap between the number of people who start apprenticeship programs in remote locations in Northern Ontario and the number who actually complete the programs and receive their trade credentials. The project’s objective is to identify and pilot models for supporting those apprentices.

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2013-09-16

Retention of Aboriginal Students in Post-Secondary Institutions in Atlantic Canada: An Analysis of the Supports Available to Aboriginal Students (2009)

A collective project between Cape Breton University, Dalhousie University, University of King's College, Memorial University, University of Prince Edward Island, Saint Mary's University and Saint Thomas University

This research project was designed to help Atlantic Canadian postsecondary institutions learn more about how they can enable Aboriginal students to succeed.

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2013-08-06

Supporting Apprenticeship Completions: A Model of Service Provision – Final Report (2013)

This is the final report of a project designed to develop ways to help apprentices living in remote locations in Northern Ontario to complete the work required to receive their trade credentials.

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2013-06-25

From Better Skills to Better Work: How Career Ladders can Support the Transition from Low-Skill to High-Skill Work (2013)

Becoming State of the Art: Research Brief No.3, 2013

This research paper is the third in a series prepared by Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) to encourage innovation in the delivery of literacy and essential skills.

The paper introduces the concept of “career ladders,” an approach that helps those facing employment barriers, including low education levels, to participate more fully in the labour market.

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2013-06-18

Second Chance [Video - 1:28] (2011)

This video, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), focuses on a man who got a second chance at life after alcohol and drug addiction cost him everything.

At one point, he owned three companies. After years of addiction, he lost his businesses and his home, and was in danger of losing his daughter.

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2013-05-23

Raising the score: Promoting adult literacy in Canada (2005)

Lessons in Learning – September 29, 2005

The authors of this paper say that the number of Canadian adults with low literacy skills remains too high, in spite of the significant resources that all levels of government have committed to improving literacy.

They note that Canadian levels of adult literacy are low relative to comparable countries, are not improving over time, and are unlikely to be remedied by current approaches.

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2013-05-02

Literacy and Essential Skills Tools: Making Them Work for You (2012)

Webinar presented by Ashley Struthers, OLES - February 6, 2012

This resource includes an MP3 audio file and PDF file from a webinar, presented in February 2012 to raise awareness of tools available through the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to help address literacy and Essential Skills challenges in the workplace.

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2013-04-03

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