Justice and Legal Education

Wills - Student Manual (2006)

Finding legal information and understanding legal language can be a challenge for many individuals, especially for individuals with weak literacy skills.This manual provides students with basic information in simple language about wills. It helps individuals with low literacy skills to understand what wills are all about and answers such questions as "What is a will?" "Who can make a will?" and "How can I make a will?

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2007-09-28

Employment Law & Labour Standards - Tutor Manual (2006)

Finding legal information and then understanding the legal language can prove to be a challenge for many individuals, especially for individuals with weak literacy skills. Literacy tutors can use this manual to help students understand some basic legal concepts relating to employment and the workplace.

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2007-09-27

Employment Law & Labour Standards - Student Manual (2006)

Finding legal information and then understanding the legal language can prove to be a challenge for many individuals, especially for individuals with weak literacy skills. This manual uses simple language to help students understand some basic legal concepts relating to employment and the workplace.

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2007-09-27

Literacy and Access to Administrative Justice in Canada (2005)

A Guide for the Promotion of Plain Language

This document looks at low literacy and the administrative justice system, making recommendations for the use of plain language when working with clients with marginal literacy skills who are faced with an unfamiliar environment, unknown administrative processes, and difficult legal language when dealing with legal processes.

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2007-03-16

Election 2006: Literacy Action Kit (2005)

This 2006 Literacy Action Kit provides the information you need to make an informed vote, as well as tools you can use to make literacy an election issue in your riding.

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2006-01-16

Election 2006: Interactive On-line Tools (2005)

This Election Study Kit includes interactive on-line literacy activities that voting-age learners can do around the election period. There are suggestions for activities that will help learners:
- make informed decisions about the election
- make their voices and votes count
- develop their vocabulary and concepts about elections and democracy

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2006-01-16

Learner Voting Guide (2005)

A federal election campaign is under way in Canada.
The date is set for Monday, January 23, 2006. Election time is an important time to tell politicians and other voters how you feel about literacy, adult education and other important issues.

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2006-01-16

The Impact of Violence on Learning for Youth: What Can We Do? (2004)

How do experiences of violence affect learning? How can educators support
those who have been through violence to learn successfully? After many years
looking at these questions as they apply to women in adult literacy programs,

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2005-10-26

Literacy and Justice (2002)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Justice. “Without literacy there can be no justice.” (Burt Galaway, John Howard Society, 1997.)

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2004-11-04

Gun Control: An Analysis of Bill C -17 (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93 - Vol. 10, No. 1

At the time this article was written, the author was the executive director of the Coalition for Gun Control. She provides an analysis of Bill C-17.

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2004-08-24

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