2012

Silent Words: English 130 Novel Study (2012)

This guide has been designed to accompany the novel “Silent Words,” by Ruby Slipperjack. Set in northwestern Ontario in the 1960s, the novel tells the story of a young Ojibway boy and his journey of self-discovery.

The first section of the guide offers pre-reading activities that set the stage for reading the novel, including making predictions about what the book will be about and discussing the significance of the title.

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2013-10-07

Communication Skills – Instructional Resource (2012)

This instructor’s manual is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council.

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2013-10-04

Measures of Success: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Initiatives – Presentation at the Summer Institute 2012 (2012)

This presentation outlines the early results from Measures of Success (MOS), a research project designed to develop an evaluation model to measure the long-term outcomes of workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia. The project builds on a model developed in New Zealand, modified to the Canadian context.

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2013-10-02

Assessment and Training Referral Guide for Northwestern Ontario Employment Ontario Service Delivery Partners (2012)

This guide has been designed to provide Employment Ontario (EO) service providers with the tools and information they need to identify whether clients are academically prepared to reach their goals, to make appropriate client referrals within the EO service delivery network or the community at large.

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2013-09-27

Aboriginal Literacy Symposium 2011: New Relationships, New Opportunities! (2012)

Symposium Report

This document outlines the proceedings of a two-day conference on Aboriginal literacy, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in November 2011.

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2013-09-26

Introduction to an Essential Skills Needs Assessment (2012)

This tool offers career and employment counsellors a step-by-step process for conducting an informal Essential Skills (ES) needs assessment; guidance on supporting clients to make more informed decisions about training and job searches; and informal assessment questions for reading, writing, and numeracy skills.

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2013-09-25

Measure Up: The case for national training standards in construction (2012)

The Canadian Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Council (COEJATC) has spearheaded a movement to develop and implement national training standards in its field.

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2013-09-23

How should our schools teach kids about money? [Video - 4:14] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video, part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, features an interview with Gary Rabbior, president of Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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2013-09-23

How should we teach our kids about money? [Video - 6:01] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, and features an interview with Gary Rabbior, president of Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

He points out that teaching children about money is an ongoing process, not a single lesson. The first step is simply begin a dialogue about the issue.

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2013-09-18

Smart ways to cover the cost of university [Video - 1:18] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is one in a series dealing with a variety of money-related matters.

Here, the focus is on covering the cost of a child’s postsecondary education. The narrator points out that for a child born in 2010, the cost of a four-year university degree is estimated to be only slightly less than $100,000.

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2013-09-17

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