Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)

Palliser Furniture Ltd. (2009)

Palliser Furniture of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a major manufacturer employing several thousand people, who come from more than 70 countries and speak more than 40 different languages. This document examines how offering educational opportunities has been good for both the business itself and its employees.

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2013-01-03

University of the Third Age (UTA) (2009)

This document provides a look at the University of the Third Age (UTA), established in 1976 by the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec. The UTA offers people over the age of 50 the chance to pursue higher education and, at the same time, increase their social interaction and cultural involvement.

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2012-12-17

Nova Scotia Workplace Education Initiative (2009)

This document, part of a series of case studies on adult learning, offers a look at the Nova Scotia Workplace Education Initiative (WEI). The WEI operates as a partnership between business, labour, and government that provides learning programs for workers who need to upgrade their Essential Skills for work and community living.

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2012-12-13

In-House Basic Training (2009)

Created in 1975, the Table des Responsables de l’Éducation des Adultes et de la Formation Professionnelle (TRÉAQFP) is an autonomous organization that encourages collaborative efforts to develop adult and vocational education in Quebec. Its members include all the French-language school boards in Québec, two English-language school boards, and two school boards with special status.

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2012-12-07

Bridging the Gap: From Education to Employment (2009)

This report describes a labour force concept developed and used in Newfoundland and Labrador to connect prospective employers with individuals who have employment barriers. The Bridging the Gap: From Education to Employment (BTG) model provides a customized workplace Essential Skills training program that meets the needs of both local businesses partners and program participants.

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2012-11-29

Exploring the ‘Boy Crisis' in Education (2011)

In many countries that are part of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), there is a growing concern over studies suggesting that boys lag behind girls in measures of scholastic achievement.

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2012-11-23

Work Readiness Program (2009)

This case study looks at a work readiness program developed by Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, for Inuvialuit young people. The Inuvialuit are Inuit people who live in Canada’s western Arctic region.

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2012-11-21

Parental monitoring of adolescent's behaviour: Trajectories, risk factors, and associated outcomes (2010)

Using longitudinal survey data, the authors of this report examine Canadian young people’s reports of how closely their parents monitor their behaviour and look at whether the level of such monitoring is related to difference in the youth’s behaviour.

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2012-10-24

Collaborative Action Research: A Catalyst for Enhancing the Practice of Community Youth Mapping (2009)

This document outlines a collaborative research project carried out in Surrey, British Columbia, with the goal of mapping the opportunities and supports that facilitate positive development for youth in the community.

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2012-10-15

Health television: A way for people with low literacy to learn more about the food they eat (2010)

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This is the abstract for a research project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed at testing the use of video and illustrations by health professionals when talking to seniors about their diet.

The project was carried out by researchers at Université Laval in Quebec.

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2012-10-12

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