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Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Daniel Laforge [Video - 1:13] (2013)

In this video, a man explains how the support of his family helped him make the decision to return to school and build a better life for himself.

He describes the encouragement he received from his 91-year-old grandmother, who told him how much she wanted to see him graduate. His young daughter tells him every day how proud she is of her father.

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2014-06-02

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: David Robicheau [Video - 1:15] (2013)

This is one of a number of short videos from Nova Scotia featuring participants in an adult learners’ retreat held in November 2013.

A young man describes how his self-confidence increased once he went back to school, and how one teacher in particular motivated him to learn so he could get a better job and provide for his family.

The retreat was organized by Literacy Nova Scotia.

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2014-05-30

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Darlene Ells [Video - 1:08] (2013)

In this video, a woman explains why she returned to the classroom after years of staying home to care for her children.

She discusses the importance of lifelong learning and talks about her plans for the future.

The video was recorded during a Literacy Nova Scotia retreat for adult learners, held in Truro in November 2013.

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2014-05-29

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Herbie Fahy [Video - 1:15] (2013)

This is one of a number of video testimonials recorded during a retreat for adult learners from Nova Scotia in November 2013.

In it, a man explains how he quit school because he was more interested in hanging out with his friends. He has come to realize that education is essential for success in life, and is determined to go back to school.

The retreat was organized by Literacy Nova Scotia and was held in Truro.

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2014-05-27

Building and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation/Entrepreneurialism in Canada for Competitiveness and Growth: A discussion paper prepared for participants in the April 9–10 roundtable (2001)

This is a background paper for a roundtable meeting hosted by The Conference Board of Canada in Toronto, Ontario, in 2001, to look the need to build and sustain a culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism in order to compete in a knowledge-based economy.

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2013-10-02

Social Finance and Employment and Training Programs (2012)

Presentation at The Centre for Literacy Fall Institute, October 14-16, 2012 in Saint John, NB

This presentation examines both the potential of social finance to help governments meet their policy objectives in the field of employment and training programs, and the extent to which social finance models are currently being used to solve challenges in that field.

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2013-07-02

Closing the Skills Gap: Mapping a Path for Small Business - Report of the Symposium on Skills and Small Business held on November 14, 2012 in Toronto (2013)

This report grew out of a one-day forum organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and with funding from the Department’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES). The forum brought together stakeholders from small businesses, industry and sector associations, and the learning and training communities.

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2013-03-28

Among Our Souvenirs: A Collection of Cape Breton Poetry and Prose from The Sydney Writing Circle (2008)

This is a collection of prose and poetry written by members of the Sydney Writing Circle, a group supported by the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County (ALACBC) in Nova Scotia. The group met for two hours each week to share their writing and improve their writing skills.

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2013-03-11

Annual Report 2009-2010 - Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick Ltd. (2011)

Presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in September 2010, this report summarizes the organization’s activities in the preceding year.

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2012-10-23

Annual Report 2010-2011 - Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick Ltd. (2011)

This report, presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in September 2011, includes a summary of activities for 2010-2011; a report from the organization’s president; a financial statement; and a message from the coalition’s honorary patron, writer Sheree Fitch.

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2012-10-17

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