Multicultural Issues

Training Needs Analysis for the Canadian Plastics Sector Council (2011)

Final Report

This document contains the findings of a study carried out by the Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC) to gather ideas from employers and employees about improving current training systems. The study included a literature review; interviews with industry stakeholders and employers; focus groups; and an employer survey.

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2012-01-30

A Study of Aboriginal Teachers' Professional Knowledge and Experience in Canadian Schools (2010)

This qualitative study was carried out by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation to determine what insights can be gained from the experiences of Aboriginal teachers in public schools and to find ways of using that knowledge to support Aboriginal education in those schools.

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2011-12-22

Accord on Indigenous Education (2010)

The Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) brings together deans, directors and chairs of education in Canadian universities and colleges. In 2010, members of ACDE adopted this accord, with the vision of creating respectful learning environments, developing inclusive curricula, and recognizing and promoting Indigenous knowledge in education.

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2011-12-20

Canadian English: Not Just a Hybrid of British and American English (1998)

This paper was presented at a workshop on teaching English as a foreign language, held at the Universidad de Holguin in Cuba in 1998. In it, the author grapples with the idea of Canadian English as something more than a simple mixture of British and American usages.

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2011-12-09

Communication in the Canadian Workplace: Part Two - Resolving Workplace Conflict [Video - 13:03] (2009)

This 13-minute video is part of a series prepared by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) to illustrate the importance of effective oral communication in a Canadian workplace. While the information it contains would be useful for anyone, it is aimed particularly at people who are new to Canada.

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2011-10-28

Civic Engagement for Immigrant Women (2009)

This guide for women who have recently moved to Canada provides information on how to become part of the community and get involved in decision-making processes. It includes information on individual rights and responsibilities in Canada; voting; contacting local government officials; becoming involved in activities at a child’s school; voicing an opinion on important matters; and getting involved in the community as a volunteer.

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2011-10-25

Communication in the Canadian Workplace: Part One - The Interview [Video - 21:02] (2009)

This video, about 20 minutes in length, has been prepared by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) to highlight the importance of effective oral communication in a Canadian workplace. The information is aimed particularly at people who are new to Canada.

The video focuses on a young man who has recently moved to Canada from China and who is being interviewed for a job at an accounting firm.

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2011-10-21

First Canadians, Canadians First: National Strategy on Inuit Education (2011)

The National Strategy on Inuit Education is the result of an initiative launched in 2006. At that time, data suggested that about 75 per cent of Inuit children were not completing high school, and many who did graduate found that their skills and knowledge didn’t compare to those of their non-Aboriginal counterparts.

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2011-09-23

Analyzing the Language Demands of Occupations: A Guidebook (2011)

This document is housed on the Hammond & Associates website: http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

In this guidebook, the author describes an approach to analyzing the language demands of one occupation or occupational cluster and provides some tools for the task. Those tools are based on a broad range of benchmarking projects, and were developed through three pilot projects funded by Alberta Employment and Immigration.

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2011-08-30

Skills Development Fact Sheet: Credentials and Integrating Immigrants into the Workforce (2011)

This brief document is part of a series highlighting initiatives undertaken by Canadian sector councils to deal with problems in the labour market. Sector councils are industry-led organizations that address issues in skills development and implement labour market solutions in key sectors of the economy.

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2011-08-05

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