Multicultural Issues

Connecting Families through Community: An English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Literacy Project – Facilitator's Guide (2012)

This document is part of an English as a Second Language (ESL) family literacy program that grew out of a project involving university researchers and newcomer families.

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2012-12-12

Connecting Families through Community: An English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Literacy Project – Child's Guide (2012)

This is one of the resources developed through an English as a Second Language (ESL) family literacy project carried out by university researchers with input from newcomer families.

This document is the children’s component of the program. It is divided into 10 modules, dealing with such topics as recreation and leisure; friendship; homework; community safety; and health.

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2012-12-07

Connecting Families through Community: An English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Literacy Project – Parent's Guide (2012)

This document is part of a project designed to create an English as a Second Language (ESL) family literacy program.

This component of the program is for parents. It is divided into 10 modules, dealing with such topics as Canada; personal identity; health and wellness; schools and learning; friendship; and foods and nutrition.

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2012-11-30

Connecting Families through Community: An English as an Additional Language (EAL) Family Literacy Project – Final Report (2012)

This report outlines a project designed to create an effective English as an Additional Language (EAL) family literacy program that would help newcomer families in Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island, and could also be used in other Canadian provinces.

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2012-11-23

Indigenous Language Instructors' Certificate - Elders Circles: How Indigenous Knowledge informs and directs the development of an instructors' certificate in Indigenous languages (2010)

Report on findings

This report outlines a project carried out to examine the role of indigenous knowledge in the design and development of indigenous language certification in the province of Alberta. It is intended to be a catalyst for language revitalization and maintenance efforts, and to support the efforts of a working group trying to forge long-term partnerships between universities and First Nations colleges.

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2012-11-16

Ethics and Special Needs [Video – 8:21 ] (2008)

This video explains the importance both of ethics and of meeting special needs in the tourism industry.

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2012-10-22

Health Literacy and immigrants in Canada: Determinants and effects on health outcomes (2010)

The authors of this study use data from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to determine whether there are differences in health literacy and health outcomes between immigrants and those born in Canada.

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2012-10-10

The bottom line, No. 19, June 2006 (2006)

The lead article in this issue describes WWestnet’s Essential Skills Expo, held in Vancouver in March 2006.

Other articles focus on a credit union’s efforts to build a more diverse workforce; the release of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program for 2005; and a DVD that offers an introduction to workplace Essential Skills.

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2012-10-01

Understanding the Value, Challenges, and Opportunities of Engaging Métis, Inuit, and First Nations Workers (2012)

Report

The authors of this report point out that Canada’s Aboriginal population is the fastest growing segment of the country’s population and has a key role to play in helping Canada meet its future labour market needs. However, the labour market participation of the Aboriginal population lags behind that of the non-Aboriginal population.

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2012-09-18

Newcomers in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Are SMEs Ready to Hire Internationally Trained Workers? (2012)

TASC Research Report

This document, prepared by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC), looks at the convergence of two trends: first, increasing competition and employer need for skilled workers and, second, the growing importance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as major employers.

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2012-09-17

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