2013

Jobs in Canada: Where, What and For Whom? (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

While there is no evidence of a looming skills crisis, the authors of this report argue that Canada can do much better to improve the efficiency of its labour market.

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2014-06-06

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Daniel Laforge [Video - 1:13] (2013)

In this video, a man explains how the support of his family helped him make the decision to return to school and build a better life for himself.

He describes the encouragement he received from his 91-year-old grandmother, who told him how much she wanted to see him graduate. His young daughter tells him every day how proud she is of her father.

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2014-06-02

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: David Robicheau [Video - 1:15] (2013)

This is one of a number of short videos from Nova Scotia featuring participants in an adult learners’ retreat held in November 2013.

A young man describes how his self-confidence increased once he went back to school, and how one teacher in particular motivated him to learn so he could get a better job and provide for his family.

The retreat was organized by Literacy Nova Scotia.

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2014-05-30

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Darlene Ells [Video - 1:08] (2013)

In this video, a woman explains why she returned to the classroom after years of staying home to care for her children.

She discusses the importance of lifelong learning and talks about her plans for the future.

The video was recorded during a Literacy Nova Scotia retreat for adult learners, held in Truro in November 2013.

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2014-05-29

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Herbie Fahy [Video - 1:15] (2013)

This is one of a number of video testimonials recorded during a retreat for adult learners from Nova Scotia in November 2013.

In it, a man explains how he quit school because he was more interested in hanging out with his friends. He has come to realize that education is essential for success in life, and is determined to go back to school.

The retreat was organized by Literacy Nova Scotia and was held in Truro.

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2014-05-27

The Education and Employment Experiences of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Inuit, and Métis (2013)

Selected Findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey - Analytical paper

This report describes some of the findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS), a national survey of Aboriginal peoples aged six years and older in Canada. It focuses on those aged 18 to 44 and examines their education pathways, as well as factors that affect high school completion.

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2014-05-26

Social Sector Case Study (2013)

Forging Links

The Forging Links project saw Alberta Workplace Essential Skills (AWES) partner with many different providers, including the social sector, to raise public awareness about the importance of WES.

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2014-05-22

Addressing Learning Disabilities With the Medicine Wheel [Video - 4:58] (2013)

This video shows how the Ts'zil Learning Centre in British Columbia uses the four elements of the medicine wheel to address the needs of First Nations students with learning disabilities. The wheel is divided into sections representing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the person.

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2014-05-16

Counter Person - Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta website.

This job profile is part of a career planning resource, designed to be clear and easy to read. It focuses on a young woman working at a fast-food restaurant to explain what a counter person does.

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2014-05-15

Adult and Youth Literacy (2013)

UIS Fact Sheet, September 2013 - No.26

This fact sheet presents literacy data as of September 2013 from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), which collects data on youth and adult literacy through its annual survey on literacy and educational attainment.

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2014-04-25

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