Young adults

Targeted Literacy Programming and Outreach for Young Single Males on Ontario Works (2013)

This curriculum is aimed at single men, aged 18 to 29, who are accessing Ontario Works assistance, and is designed to get them more involved in literacy programming.

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2013-07-25

Falling voter turnout: Is it linked to diminished civics education? (2006)

Lessons in Learning – January 18, 2006

Canada is one of many industrialized countries to see voter participation rates drop since 1990. Recent analyses suggest that the drop in voter participation is largely the result of very low turnout on election day among young voters.

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2013-04-25

The job search of the older unemployed (2012)

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 24, No. 3 - August 22, 2012

Relying mainly upon data from the Employment Insurance Coverage Survey from 2006 to 2010, this Statistics Canada study looks at how unemployed adults age 55 to 64 search for a job, compared with their younger counterparts.

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2012-12-04

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Self-Assessment (2011)

"Summer in Smallywood" is a series of three online games, aimed at learners ages 15-30, designed to improve competence in the Essential Skills of oral communication, working with others, and thinking skills.

In this self-assessment document, learners are asked to read a series of statements for each of the three skills and decide whether they would rate their personal skill level as good, average or needs improvement for each one.

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2012-04-10

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Facilitator's Guide (2011)

This facilitator’s guide introduces "Summer in Smallywood," a series of three online games with accompanying learning materials, designed to enhance the employability of young adult learners (ages 15-30) by improving their competence in three Essential Skills: oral communication; working with others; and thinking skills.

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2012-03-27

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Instruction Manual (2011)

"Summer in Smallywood" is a series of three online games designed to help young adult learners (ages 15-30) improve their employability by increasing their competence level in three Essential Skills: oral communication; working with others; and thinking skills.

In this instruction manual, the authors introduce the Smallywood characters; explain how to create a character and select a game; and provide a guide to the game screen.

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2011-11-25

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Activities (2011)

"Summer in Smallywood" is a series of three online games designed to improve competence in the Essential Skills of oral communication, working with others, and thinking skills. It is aimed at young adult learners between the ages of 15 and 30.

This document provides further activities for the learner to do after finishing playing the games. The goal is to reinforce the skills learned by applying them to the learner’s own life.

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2011-11-22

Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: Young Adults' Participation in Post-secondary Education (2010)

In this report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the authors note that in 2009, the proportion of young adults participating in formal post-secondary education rose to its highest point in Canadian history, with the increasing proportion of young people attending Canadian universities serving as the main driver for the overall increase.

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2011-09-13

Youth At Work [Video - 3:54] (2009)

This video focuses on a group of French-speaking young people in Vancouver who are taking part in a six-month program to help them build the confidence and skills they need to enter the workforce. The program is offered by Educacentre College, the only French-language college in British Columbia.

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2011-06-17

Young Adults in the North Share Their Stories [Video - 3:08] (2008)

This video, about three minutes in length, focuses on a program in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, to help young people improve their literacy skills and set goals for the future.

The program coordinator explains that her job was to create a 10-module literacy workshop aimed at young adults, between the ages of 15 and 29, who were not employed and not in school.

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2011-06-07

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