Urban communities

Adult Learning in Aboriginal Community-Based Inner-City Organizations (2008)

This document outlines a research project, carried out in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to explore the nature and experience of informal adult learning within community-based inner-city human service organizations from the perspectives of Aboriginal volunteers and staff members who are also residents of the local community.

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2013-08-13

The Literacy and Essential Skills Needs of Quebec's Anglophone Adults (2012)

This document describes a project, carried out between October 2010 and August 2011, to find out more about the literacy and essential skills (LES) needs of Anglophone adults living in Quebec.

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2012-07-27

Literacy profile of off-reserve First Nations and Métis people living in urban Manitoba and Saskatchewan: Results from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey 2003 (2008)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, April 2008, Vol. 4, No. 5

Based on findings from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLS), this article examines the literacy proficiency of First Nations and Métis adults living in urban parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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2012-04-24

Toronto Training Board: 2002-2003 Environment Scan Update (2002)

Current Challenges, Future Opportunities

This is the fifth annual survey of labour force, training and adjustment issues carried out by the Toronto Training Board (TTB), a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing business, labour, education and training, persons with disabilities, women, immigrants and visible minorities, and youth.

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2011-01-20

National Friendship Centre Survey - Aboriginal Language Programs (2007)

This survey was commissioned in 2007 by the National Association of Friendship Centres, which represents more than a hundred organizations that provide programs and services to Aboriginal people living in urban areas.

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2011-01-14

Circling the Drum: A National Aboriginal Family Literacy Strategy (2007)

A Resource Manual for Practitioners

This document was prepared by the National Association of Friendship Centres, which represents more than a hundred organizations that provide programs and services to Aboriginal people living in urban areas.

The authors discuss the vision underlying the strategy; summarize various reports leading up to the preparation of the strategy; and make recommendations for action in developing Aboriginal family literacy services.

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2011-01-14

Nurturing the Good Mind: A discussion paper on Aboriginal Family Literacy & the Friendship Centre Movement (2006)

The goal of this document is to provide a framework for discussions on the role of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) in promoting family literacy. The NAFC represents more than a hundred organizations that provide programs and services to Aboriginal people living in urban areas.

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2011-01-11

Trends, Opportunities and Priorities - TOP Report (2009)

The Trends, Opportunities and Priorities (TOP) Report is published annually by the Toronto Training Board (TTB), a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing business, labour, education and training, persons with disabilities, women, immigrants and visible minorities, and youth. It provides a snapshot of economic activity and the labour market in Toronto.

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2010-12-07

Struggles and Growth - Volume 1 (1992)

This is the first of three volumes of writings by newly literate adults who took part in Saskatchewan literacy programs between 1989 and 1991. This anthology includes stories, poems and personal vignettes on a wide range of subjects.

Editing of the writings has been kept to a minimum to maintain the authors’ individual voices.

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2010-10-15

Improvements... no less than Heroic (2007)

Harm Reduction and Learning in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

This report presents the findings of a research project conducted over a two-year period by Capilano College instructors as part of their work with adults with “high-risk” lifestyles (including drug use, working in the sex trade, living with violent partners and being street-involved) at two learning centres in Vancouver’s downtown east side.

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2008-04-23

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