Multicultural Issues

The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings (2004)

Using data on literacy test scores and standard labour market variables, the authors of this document try to understand why immigrants earn less than their Canadian-born counterparts.

The authors found that those born in Canada score higher on literacy tests than do immigrants. However, both immigrants and those born in Canada appear to get the same economic return on their literacy skills.

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2010-06-25

Living Literacies: Ulukhaktok Literacies Research Project - Nunavut Knowledge Exchange (2009)

This PowerPoint-style presentation examines the concept of “living literacies” by focusing on the small community of Ulukhaktok in the Northwest Territories. The authors discuss the ways Northern people engage with the world, including dancing, speaking, singing, sewing, drawing, carving and travelling.

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2010-06-07

Write On! Magazine, May 2009 (2009)

Volume 19 No 2

The goal of this magazine is to showcase the work of adult learners and practitioners. This issue includes an interview with a teacher in Manitoba’s Newcomer Literacy Initiative and a feature on Aboriginal actor Adam Beach.

Learner writings in this issue include an article on powwows; an essay about the decision to become a parent; and one man’s recollections of his move from Costa Rica to Winnipeg.

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2010-05-26

Love is in the Hair (1989)

This book focuses on Louisa, an immigrant from Jamaica working as a domestic in the home of the Montreal family who sponsored her. The reader follows Louisa as she becomes a landed immigrant and decides to improve her education so she can find a better job.

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2010-05-14

Our Favorite Family Recipes...and why we love them!! (2009)

These recipes were collected from women learning English as a Second Language (ESL) in Vancouver. The women, and their recipes, come from many countries: Mexico, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Sweden.

In addition to providing ingredients and instructions for the recipes, the women include notes explaining the significance of each dish in their lives or for their families.

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2010-05-05

Fraud Worksheets (2009)

This booklet is part of the Newcomers Finances series produced by Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF). It begins by explaining what fraud is, then outlines different kinds of fraud like identity theft and scams.

The booklet includes an exercise on spotting a fraudulent email and a checklist for preventing identity theft. It also explains what to do if you become the victim of fraud.

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2010-04-20

Learning Together: A Guide to Community-Based Adult ESL & Literacy in British Columbia (2009)

The guide’s purpose is to support practitioners working in community programs for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. The underlying premise is that those learners may represent a wide range of literacy levels.

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2010-04-14

Government Support Programs Worksheets (2009)

This booklet is part of the Newcomers Finances series produced by Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF). It begins by outlining some of the areas in which government support programs are available.

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2010-04-14

Insurance Worksheets (2009)

This booklet is part of the Newcomers Finances series produced by Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF).

The authors begin by explaining the principle of insurance, then go on to describe different types like property insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; health insurance; and travel insurance.

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2010-04-14

Common Ground: English in the Workplace Training Manual (2010)

The manual begins by setting out general learning outcomes: understanding Canadian workplace safety policy; practising pronunciation clarity; learning about working in a multicultural organization; and expanding idiomatic and industry-specific vocabulary.

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2010-03-26

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