2004

Community-based Learning Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Winner, 2004: Skills and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities – IBDE Program (2004)

The Internet Business Development for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (IBDE) program of the Community Futures office of Central Kootenay, British Columbia, provides adults with physical disabilities the opportunity to enhance their employability skills in a self-paced and supported work and learning environment.

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2013-07-15

Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2004: Skills for Change Supports Skilled Immigrant Employment (2004)

Skills for Change (SfC), a non-profit organization operating out of Toronto, has been a pioneer in developing and delivering sector-specific employment preparation programs to meet the growing unemployment and underemployment problem among Canada’s skilled new immigrants.

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2013-07-12

Community-based Learning Opportunities for Aboriginals, Winner, 2004: Connecting Women in Need with ICT Skills (2004)

iSisters Technology Mentoring Inc. is a charitable organization that works to empower women through technology by broadening their career options and access to information in a knowledge-based economy.

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2013-07-05

Financial Capability and Poverty – Discussion Paper (2004)

This discussion paper, prepared by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) at the request of the Policy Research Initiative (PRI) of the Government of Canada, examines the research and practice of financial literacy as a complementary strategy to asset building.

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2013-06-05

Government Initiatives Promoting Literacy Best Practices (2004)

This document offers an overview of literacy programs and services provided by professionals and volunteers across Canada. It was prepared by the Council of the Federation (CoF), which is made up of the premiers of Canada’s provinces and territories.

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2012-12-05

Essential Skills as a Predictor of Safety Performance Among CPPI-certified Petroleum Professional Drivers in Alberta (2004)

Report on a Pilot Project

This report describes a pilot project undertaken by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) and the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (CPPI) to determine whether there might be a correlation between the skill levels that professional petroleum drivers have in reading, document use, and numeracy, and the likelihood of having safety incidents.

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2012-11-16

The bottom line, No. 17, June 2004 (2004)

The lead article in this issue looks at a vocational training project undertaken in the African country of Namibia. The project also focuses on the development of Essential Skills.

Another article describes the Return to Learn project launched in Regina, Saskatchewan, by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

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2012-09-20

Making Memory Stick: Memory & Learning with Seniors - Research findings of the Carnegie Learning Centre (2004)

This tip sheet accompanies a video about memory and what helps improve memory, particularly in seniors.

Memory is the ability to store, retain and recall experiences, and it can be short-term or long-term. As well, there are different types of memory. For example, semantic memory deals with non-personal, factual knowledge, while procedural memory retains learned actions like walking, swimming, or riding a bike.

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2012-09-13

Skills that work: Workforce materials for literacy programs (2004)

This manual has been designed using a skills-based format suggested by many of the literacy practitioners the authors consulted. The authors have focused on eight skills: filling out forms; following spoken directions; following written directions; presenting information orally; reading labels; reading schedules; reading a form; and using fractions.

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2012-05-30

Mapping Literacy in the Community - Thames Valley Area (2004)

This document, part of the Mapping Literacy in the Community Project, contains detailed maps showing population demographics, programs, resources and supports located in Ontario’s Thames Valley region, which includes the city of London and the counties of Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford.

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2012-04-02

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