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Literacy and Essential Skills Tools: Making Them Work for You – Webinar on October 25, 2012 (2012)

Introducing LES Guide for Service Providers Assisting Homeless or At-risk Clients

The goal of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), developed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), is to prevent and reduce homelessness by providing direct support and funding to communities across Canada.

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2013-03-19

Canada slow to overcome limits for disabled learners (2007)

Lessons in Learning - February 16, 2007

Learning opportunities for Canadians with disabilities are slowly improving because of technological advances that help them to overcome limitations, and because society is increasingly willing to eliminate the barriers that restrict their activities. However, the authors of this paper argue that there is still ample room for improvement.

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2013-02-18

Fact Sheet – Disabilities (2010)

This fact sheet draws on information from a variety of sources to provide a look at the nature of disabilities; the supports available in Alberta for people with disabilities; and the areas for improvement in policy related to those with disabilities.

The authors note that “disabilities” is an umbrella term, covering a variety of impairments, limitations on activity, and restrictions on participation.

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2012-09-28

Students on the move: Ways to address the impact of mobility among Aboriginal students (2008)

Lessons in Learning – May 15, 2008

The high school completion rate for Aboriginal students falls well short of the Canadian average. Recent research has highlighted student mobility as a major barrier to successful completion of high school.

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2012-07-30

Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime (2008)

This document is housed on the Community Legal Education of Ontario (CLEO) server.

The authors explain that elder abuse is harm done to older people and is often a crime. The authors describe the forms such abuse may take, including physical, sexual, financial or mental abuse, or neglect.

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2012-07-20

Gappers: Taking time off between high school and post-secondary studies (2008)

Lessons in Learning – June 26, 2008

Taking a “gap year” between high school and postsecondary education is a common practice in the United Kingdom and Australia, but less common in Canada. “Gappers” choose to delay enrolment for any of a number of reasons, including the need to earn money to pay for further studies or a desire to travel.

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2012-07-16

Literacy and Youth Justice Project: Final Report (2006)

The Calgary Learning Centre is a not-for-profit agency that offers programs and services in the areas of literacy and learning disabilities. The Calgary Youth Justice Society is an organization that supports youth at risk and helps young people in conflict with the law get back on track.

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2012-04-10

Workforce Literacy Essential Skills (WLES) Program Model - Manual Section 7: Resource Lists (2011)

Between 2009 and 2011, Literacy Victoria in British Columbia worked in partnership with local businesses, community organizations, and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) on a Workforce Literacy and Essential Skills (WLES) pilot project. The goal was to develop a nationally transferable program to help adult learners prepare for employment and successfully integrate into the workplace.

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2012-04-10

Workforce Literacy Essential Skills (WLES) Program Model - Manual Section 6: Curriculum Module 5 - Numeracy (2011)

This document is part of a Workforce Literacy Essentials Skills (WLES) program designed to help adult learners prepare for employment and successfully integrate into the workplace.

This section of the manual offers activity plans for building numeracy skills, including calculations involving money; time; weights and measurement; fractions, percentages and ratios; and averages, trends and ranges.

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2012-04-03

Workforce Literacy Essential Skills (WLES) Program Model - Manual Section 5: Example Group Learning Workshop - Session 4 (2011)

This document is part of a Workforce Literacy Essentials Skills (WLES) program, developed by Literacy Victoria in British Columbia.

It includes activity plans for lessons that focus on numeracy; building vocabulary; developing planning skills; and understanding the qualities needed for success in the workplace.

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2012-03-28

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