Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW)

35th Anniversary - A Celebration with a Collective Punch (1983)

Women's Education Des Femmes, March, Vol. 1, No. 3

December 10th, 1983 was the 35th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This article discusses the importance of celebrating the existence of this document. The general public's awareness and concern about such international commitments are an essential dynamic in assuring that signatory governments, like Canada, live up to the contents of these statements of intent.

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2003-10-22

Women's Learning Needs Survey (1984)

This document is an analysis of a survey of 183 women from rural Nova Scotia, conducted in order to assess the learning needs of Nova Scotian women. The group of women surveyed embraced all ages, incomes and educational levels. The design of the questionnaire for the survey was intended to determine attitudes to the learning experience in its broadest sense, and also evaluate present and projected learning activities.

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2003-10-21

Women's Education & Training in Canada (1988)

A Policy Analysis Prepared for CCLOW

This is the report of a study carried out on behalf of the Canadian Congress on Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW). The study analyses the implementation and impact on women of Canadian federal and provincial education and training policies. The particular focus of the study is on the impact of and need for policy regarding issues related to access, privatization, and outcomes.

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2003-10-21

Women and Adult Basic Education In Canada: An Exploratory Study (1984)

This report contains the findings of a survey of adult basic education programs in Canada. The objective of the survey was to provide information which could be used to answer the question: To what extent do adult basic education programs in Canada address the learning and related needs of women?
The survey focused on two areas:

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2003-10-20

Telling Our Stories Our Way (1990)

A Guide to Good Canadian Materials for Women Learning to Read

This document is a resource guide to good Canadian literacy materials for women. The first of its kind, the guide reflects a commitment to both a literacy practice that puts students first, and a feminist perspective, which recognizes the need for materials that deal with the particular realities of women's lives. It features reviews of selected books and pamphlets of special interest to women learning to read.

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2003-10-20

A Response to Challenges and Choices (1984)

This report was written in response to an interim report, a summation and analysis of the views of Canadians on the main issues facing the nation in the coming years, released by the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada.

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2003-10-20

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs (1984)

Education is the key to our ability to maintain our position in the international marketplace. What is unfortunate is that much of our workforce is presently attempting to train and update themselves at night, on a part-time basis, and with inadequate resources.

This presentation paper discusses three issues
1. Provision of appropriate education
2. Making education accessible to all learners
3. Accountability.

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2003-10-20

An Overview of Women Students in the Postsecondary System in Canada (1982)

In spite of the advanced education levels of Canadian women, they still, on average, only earn 60% of what men earn and most of the 40% differential cannot be accounted for by differences in seniority, experience or qualifications. It can only be accounted for then, by systemic sex discrimination, which creates occupational segregation and pays women less for work that is of equal value to that done by men.

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2003-10-20

The National Training Act: Its Impact On Women (1984)

CCLOW is intensely interested in the National Training Act. Since its conception through to its implementation, we have carefully monitored its development and assessed its impact on women.

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2003-10-17

The National Project on Sharing Resources: (1995)

Developing Models of Collective Fundraising for National Women's and Girls' Organizations

This Executive Summary discusses a project developed to research models, strategies, and structures for collaborative fundraising and resource development within the women's sector.

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