Practitioner Resources

Chapter 3 – Canada's History, Activity 2 – Canada's Timeline, Part D: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 0:38] (2010)

This audio file accompanies a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. It is part of the chapter on Canadian history, and offers a timeline for when Canada’s three territories, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, each became part of Canada.

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2014-02-10

Culture Days Activities (2011)

This kit offers a variety of ideas and activities for exploring different cultures. The activities can be used in the classroom, during a library program, or in a literacy program.

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2014-02-10

Resume and Cover Letter Guide (2011)

This booklet, a revies version of a document published in 2011, offers a detailed guide for preparing two key components of a job search, the resumé and the cover letter.

The authors explain that resumés can be functional, also known as skills-based; chronological, providing a history of where and when the applicant worked; or a combination of both. Samples of each type are provided.

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2014-02-07

Chapter 3 – Canada's History, Activity 2 – Canada's Timeline, Parts A & B: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:09] (2010)

This audio file is one of a series that accompanies a resource designed for instructors of English as a Second Language (ESL).

It is part of the section on Canadian history, and lists the provinces that joined Canada after 1867. These are Manitoba, in 1870; British Columbia, 1871; Prince Edward Island, 1873; Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1905; and Newfoundland and Labrador, 1949.

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2014-02-07

Literacy and Essential Skills Guide for Service Providers Assisting Homeless or At-risk Clients – Part 2: Three Simple Steps to Selecting and Using the Tools (2012)

Scenarios for Service Providers

This is the second document in a three-part guide designed to help service providers learn about the Essential Skills (ES) tools available through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2014-02-06

Couples and Money (2009)

This brief document is one in a series developed by Money Mentors, a not-for-profit credit counselling and money management organization based in Alberta.

The authors note that money can cause conflict in any relationship, and it can be a challenge when two people merge into one household. But, with some planning and communication, conflict can be reduced.

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2014-02-05

15 Ways to Start Thinking Financially (2013)

This fact sheet offers practical suggestions for building financial literacy skills.

The suggestions deal with a broad range of topics, including budgeting; distinguishing between needs and wants; and organizing financial records.

The authors have also included links to government programs that help parents save for their children’s education.

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2014-02-04

Using Your Skills for the Job Interview – Part 3 [Video – 2:44] (2013)

This is the final video in a three-part series designed to help people identify the skills they already have, and use their skills to find the right job. The first two videos offered detailed tips on identifying personal skills, and developing a skills-based resumé, often referred to as a functional resumé.

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2014-01-31

Literacy and Essential Skills Guide for Service Providers Assisting Homeless or At-risk Clients – Part 1 (2012)

Understanding and Using the Tools

This is the first in a three-part guide developed to inform service providers about the Essential Skills (ES) tools available through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), tools that can be used to help clients learn about the skills they need to enter the work force.

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2014-01-29

Chapter 2 – Who We Are, Activity 8 – Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Part B: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:56] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource designed for instructors who are teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom.

Part of a chapter on Canadian identity, it focuses on the history and culture of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. The narrator explains the distinction between Firsts Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, and discusses Aboriginal religious beliefs.

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2014-01-28

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