Case Studies on Adult Learning

Seniors' Parliament (2009)

This document provides an overview of the Seniors’ Parliament, established in the province of Quebec immediately after the Year of the Senior in 2000.

The goals of the Seniors’ Parliament include getting older people interested in how Quebec’s National Assembly works; enabling seniors to develop bills and take part in legislative debates like real members; and increasing awareness of issues of concern to seniors;

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2013-01-15

The CDÉACF Alpha Biblio Project (2009)

This document, part of a series of case studies on adult learning, examines a project initiated in the province of Quebec by the Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine (CDÉACF) and the Montreal Libraries Network.

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2013-01-09

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

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

Women's Work Training Program (2009)

This document provides an overview of the Women’s Work Training Program (WWTP), established in Regina, Saskatchewan, to provide low-income women with the skills necessary to find well-paid jobs and, at the same time, bring more women into the province’s building trades.

Two-thirds of the clients who enrolled in WWTP were of Aboriginal origin, a proportion that continued to grow as the program progressed.

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2012-03-01
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