Training/Workshops

It's Never Too Late [Video - 1:34 ] (2011)

This video focuses on a woman who trained for a new, more rewarding job after an injury forced her out of the old one. She had worked for years in the stockroom of a bookstore but, after an injury, wasn’t able to return to the heavy lifting required in her old job.

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2013-05-17

Giving Safety Talks: A guide for the construction sector – Participant Workbook (2012)

This document is part of a set of resources designed for staff members who deliver safety training to workers whose first language is not English. This workbook and the accompanying facilitator’s guide can be used to deliver either one or two three-hour train-the-trainer workshops.

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2013-05-06

Giving Safety Talks: A guide for the construction sector - Facilitator Guide (2012)

This facilitator’s guide is part of a resource package prepared by Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES) for use with workers whose first language is not English. This guide and the accompanying participant workbook can be used to deliver either one or two three-hour train-the-trainer workshops. A self-directed guide is also available and would be useful for smaller organizations that may not be able to hire a workshop trainer.

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2013-04-23

Jump into Literacy (2011)

Using a slide-show format, the author provides information on how children learn and offers suggestions for stimulating their interest in learning. Topics covered include key factors that influence brain development; the link between physical fitness and intelligence; promoting emergent literacy through movement and active learning; and the importance of spending time outdoors to promote healthy child development.

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2013-04-19

Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations – Companion Resource Guide (2012)

This document is one of three resources prepared by Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce. It can be used with the participant workbook and the facilitator guide for face-to-face training in workshops, or it can be used on its own by organizations with limited opportunities for training.

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2013-04-17

Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations - Participant Workbook (2012)

This workbook is part of a set of three resources designed to reduce misunderstandings and workplace friction in culturally and linguistically diverse organizations. It is accompanied by a facilitator’s guide and a resource guide.

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2013-04-10

Literacy and Essential Skills Tools: Making Them Work for You (2012)

Webinar presented by Ashley Struthers, OLES - February 6, 2012

This resource includes an MP3 audio file and PDF file from a webinar, presented in February 2012 to raise awareness of tools available through the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to help address literacy and Essential Skills challenges in the workplace.

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2013-04-03

Top 50 Best Writing Activities for Kids (2010)

This document was part of a workshop on words, games and writing, presented by Frontier College in conjunction with Cold Lake First Nations Headstart Program.

For each of the 50 activities, the authors have included instructions and what, if any, materials are required. For example, an activity called “All About Me Collage” requires construction paper and magazines from which material can be cut out.

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2013-03-20

Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations - Facilitator Guide (2012)

This facilitation guide is one of a set of three resources designed to help culturally and linguistically diverse organizations function better. The goal is to improve productivity and employee satisfaction by reducing misunderstandings and workplace friction.

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2013-03-20

Literacy and Essential Skills Tools: Making Them Work for You – Webinar on October 25, 2012 (2012)

Introducing LES Guide for Service Providers Assisting Homeless or At-risk Clients

The goal of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), developed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), is to prevent and reduce homelessness by providing direct support and funding to communities across Canada.

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2013-03-19

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