1986

Writing On Our Side (1986)

This document discusses how to write in language that makes what you have to say accessible to as broad an audience as possible. Put together by a group of people active in the field of progressive literacy, this booklet is basic reading for community groups, teachers, political organizations, women's groups, trade unions - and anyone else who cares about communicating.

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2004-02-27

Editorial: Secretary of State Consultation. A Note on Process (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1986 - vol. 5 no. 1

This article is an editorial, describing and discussing a 1986 consultation between representatives from over fifty women's groups then receiving funding from the Women's Program of the Secretary of State and the then Secretary of State Benoit Bouchard. The group met to discuss concerns about funding.

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2004-02-18

Report on a "Bridging" Program for Women: Contemporary Careers, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Dec 1983 - vol. 2 no. 2

This article discusses a program designed to enable women to build skills in computers, math, research and problem solving; to acquire knowledge of the special features of the contemporary work world created by computers and allied technologies and to develop an attitude to learning and change that could best be described as pro-active rather than reactive.

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2004-02-17

Preamble to a Consultation of Women's Groups (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1986 - vol.5 no. 2

This preamble was prepared on behalf of the Women's Consultation Planning Committee for a consultation of women's groups with the Secretary of State on June 26, 1986.

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2004-02-17

The Costs and Benefits of a National Child Care System in Canada (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1986 - vol. 4 no. 4

This article is taken from the Executive Summary of The Costs and Benefits of a National Child Care System for Canada.

The document, written in the late 1980s, discusses a crisis in child care in Canada. The document states that the vast majority of children who need child care services are denied access to quality, licensed care.

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2004-02-13

Marketing Non-traditional Jobs to Girls and Women (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1986 • vol.5 no.1

This is a summary of the findings and recommendations of the study Marketing Non-traditional Jobs to Girls and Women (1985), commissioned by the Women's Employment Directorate of Employment and Immigration Canada.

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2004-02-06

Adult Basic Education: Whose Responsibility? (1986)

Women's Education Des Femmes, Fall, Vol. 5, No. 1

This article discusses the great need for Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.), which is intended to include education for adults who have not completed high school. It also poses questions about what agencies are and/or should be responsible for providing ABE programs across Canada. The author maintains that a united Federal/Provincial effort is needed to provide Adult Basic Education to all who need it.

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2003-10-22

Decade of Promise (1986)

An Assessment of Canadian Women's Status in Education, Training and Employment, 1976 – 1985

This research study serves to determine, from a statistical and analytical perspective, the impact of the United Nations Decade for Women (1976-1985) on women in Canada; whether Canadian women made any progress in three areas: Education, Training and Employment.

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2003-10-07

Eleventh Child (1986)

Eleventh Child is about a remarkable woman who first became a homemaker and then a newsmaker. Louise Tunstead shares her family album, and the ups and downs of growing up during the depression and war years and becoming a mother and a foster parent. Eventually, she and her husband become news as they take on politicians and property owners, and succeed in establishing a foster home in a residential neighbourhood.

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2001-08-01

Conferences: Who's Organizing Whom? (1986)

This article discusses how conferences are traditionally structured, and provides examples of how participants can become disappointed based on the conference agenda. Finally, it proposes to reverse the traditional approach of using the conference to establish a network.

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