Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA)

Civic Engagement for Immigrant Women (2009)

This guide for women who have recently moved to Canada provides information on how to become part of the community and get involved in decision-making processes. It includes information on individual rights and responsibilities in Canada; voting; contacting local government officials; becoming involved in activities at a child’s school; voicing an opinion on important matters; and getting involved in the community as a volunteer.

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2011-10-25

Ready to Go: Training Materials for School Bus Drivers (2010)

This resource was developed to respond to Essential Skills training needs of immigrants who want to work in the transportation field. While the primary target group is those for whom English is a second language, the authors note that some would-be drivers whose first language is English also expressed a need for such training.

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2011-10-18

Customer Care for Housekeepers (2010)

Training Materials for Hotel Housekeeping Staff

This resource was developed to respond to Essential Skills training needs, particularly oral communication, of immigrants working as hotel housekeeping staff.

The first three units of the document deal with cleaning guest rooms; customer care; and safety and emergencies. These units have been designed for staff with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 1 to 3.

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2011-10-18

Module 9: Medicine (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

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2011-09-30

Module 8: Medical Emergencies (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

In this module, the authors discuss the difference between medical emergencies and nonemergency health issues; provide exercises and activities to show learners how to recognize medical emergencies; and explain how to respond effectively.

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2011-09-30

Module 7: Filling Out Medical Forms (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

In this module, the authors offer exercises and activities to help learners understand how to fill out medical forms and provide personal information and family history to health professionals.

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2011-09-30

Module 6: Navigating a Health Facility (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

In this module, the authors explain various signs and medical terminology a learner might encounter while looking for a particular facility in a hospital. They have included activity sheets to reinforce what is being taught.

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2011-09-26

Module 5: Visiting Health Care Professionals (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

In this module, the authors provide a variety of exercises and activities to help learners ask questions, seek clarifications and answer questions likely to be asked by doctors.

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2011-09-26

Module 4: Medical Appointments (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

In this module, the authors discuss how and why to make medical appointments and provide practice activities to help learners book appointments independently.

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2011-09-26

Module 3: Family Doctor (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

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2011-09-23

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