2008

Strategies to Increase Employer Participation in Apprenticeship Training in Canada (2008)

A summary of discussion results with employers from across Canada

In this report, the authors summarize the findings of six forums, organized by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) to discuss the benefits and challenges for employers of investing in apprenticeship training. The forums were held in 2008 in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Yukon.

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2011-06-07

The Benefits of PLAR in Canadian Universities [Video - 3:24] (2008)

This brief video focuses on Canada-wide efforts to ensure the quality of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in the university setting.

The video includes interviews with some of the people involved in bringing together university representatives to discuss their concerns about PLAR and how to make sure that it is an academically reliable, rigorous process.

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2011-06-03

Moving Forward on Workplace Learning (2008)

Report from the Forum on Employer Investment in Workplace Learning

The author notes that Canada lags behind other developed countries when it comes to the percentage of workers participating in job-related education and training. To understand better why this is the case, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) commissioned Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) to prepare a discussion paper on employer investment in workplace learning in Canada.

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2011-06-03

Adult Literacy Through Family Workshops [Video - 3:27] (2008)

This video, about three and a half minutes in length, focuses on a program that combines writing with reading to help both parents and young children advance their literacy skills.

The “Picture It, Publish It, Read It” program was developed by professors at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia and was piloted with a parents’ group in Yarmouth, in the southwest region of that province.

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2011-05-27

Challenging Literacy Prejudices Through Theatre [Video - 3:23] (2008)

This video, part of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), focuses on a Montreal literacy group that uses theatre both to help people with low literacy skills express themselves and to raise awareness of the barriers and prejudices they face.

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2011-05-20

Financial Literacy: Resources for People with Disabilities (2008)

The authors of this report say their research shows that Canadians with disabilities have access to only a very small supply of financial literacy resources.

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2011-05-03

Rock Brisson : Yukon Learner Series (2008)

This book is part of a series published by the Yukon Literacy Coalition, focusing on people who overcame hardships to learn to read.

The learner profiled here grew up in foster homes and had changed schools 10 times by the time he was 13. He left school and turned to alcohol. He eventually stopped drinking and worked hard to provide for his family, successfully hiding the fact that he couldn’t read or write.

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2011-05-03

Financial Literacy: Resources for Newcomers to Canada (2008)

Newcomers to Canada may face particular challenges in the area of financial literacy. This report describes research undertaken to learn more about the supply of financial literacy interventions to newcomers; gaps in services; and key causes of these gaps.

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2011-04-27

Reading the Future: Ryan Rolfe [Video - 5:30] (2008)

This five-minute video is part of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners explaining how improving their literacy skills changed their lives.

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2011-04-15

Aboriginal Engagement (2008)

Who Does What in Aboriginal Skills Development: A Reference Document

The goal of this document is to explain the nature of Aboriginal human resources issues in Canada, and to provide practical information for promoting partnerships that lead to meaningful work for Aboriginal people and boost the pool of skilled workers for economic sectors currently experiencing shortfalls.

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2011-04-15

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