Multicultural Issues

Healthy Living Cookbook (2009)

The recipes in this booklet were provided by women who took part in a project called Healthy Living: Preventing Type II Diabetes in Immigrant Women and their Families.

The recipes come from countries around the world and are grouped into categories of salads and starters, main courses, and desserts.

The authors have also included definitions of common cooking terms.

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2011-02-08

Knowing Your Literacy Students: Curriculum Guidelines and a Cultural Manual (2007)

A Resource Manual for ESL and Literacy Instructors Working with Low-Literate Learners

This manual, which grew out of a project carried out by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, is a resource for literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors working with learners who have low literacy skills.

The manual includes curriculum guidelines, lesson plans and activities organized into units based on themes like families, home, using public transportation and making an appointment.

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2011-02-08

Toronto Training Board: 2002-2003 Environment Scan Update (2002)

Current Challenges, Future Opportunities

This is the fifth annual survey of labour force, training and adjustment issues carried out by the Toronto Training Board (TTB), a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing business, labour, education and training, persons with disabilities, women, immigrants and visible minorities, and youth.

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2011-01-20

Final Report on Adults with Literacy Challenges and Adult Immigrants and Refugees: Summary (2007)

This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005. The meeting saw the establishment of working groups to concentrate on health-related issues for identified priority groups, including adults with low literacy skills and immigrants and refugees.

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2011-01-04

English-Language Training at Robinson Paperboard Packaging: Learning for Safety (2009)

Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Robinson Paperboard Packaging produces tubes, cans and boxes used in the cosmetics, confectionery and other industries. More than 90 per cent of its employees are recent immigrants from South Asia and Eastern Europe.

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2010-11-26

Injecting Quality Into Production: Excellence at Abbott Point of Care (2009)

Located in Ottawa, Abbott Point of Care (APOC) is a division of globally based Abbott Laboratories. APOC develops and makes products for rapid blood analysis.

Four hundred of APOC’s Ottawa-based employees must participate in a mandatory on-the-job microelectronics apprenticeship training program. Support is provided for employees who first need to upgrade their education to complete the mandatory program.

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2010-11-19

Frontier College - Annual Report 2010 (2010)

Literacy Through Innovation

Frontier College is a national literacy organization that works in partnership with others to provide learning opportunities for Canadians of all ages.

This report highlights Frontier College’s activities in communities across Canada, including Aboriginal summer literacy camps in Alberta, computer classes for migrant farm workers in Ontario, and a literacy support program for both parents and children in Nova Scotia.

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2010-10-19

Literacy and the Labour Market: Cognitive Skills and Immigrant Earnings (2008)

The authors of this document have used data from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to analyse the role cognitive skills play in the fact that immigrants earn less than their Canadian-born counterparts.

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2010-08-06

A Clear View of Safety at Loewen Windows (2010)

Loewen Windows, based in the Manitoba town of Steinbach, employs almost 1,700 people and is one of Canada’s largest producers of wooden windows and doors.

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2010-08-03

Practice English on Your Own: Self Study Ideas and Resources for English Language Learners in Nova Scotia (2009)

This booklet was designed for adult immigrants who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL) and includes ideas for learners to work on their English at home and in the community. It also includes lists of websites and other resources; information about tests of ESL skills and ESL programs in Nova Scotia; and an explanation of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

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2010-06-25

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