Training/Workshops

Pualuk – Making crafts with sealskin [Video – 21:22] (2011)

Opened in 1998 by BHP Billiton Canada, the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories is Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine.

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2013-03-19

Strategic Recruiting: Using Creative Communication Principles to Find the People You Need (2000)

This document is based on a half-day workshop presented during the annual general meeting of Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) in October, 2000.

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2013-03-14

The Métis Sash [Video – 18:24] (2012)

BHP Billiton Canada opened the Ekati Diamond Mine, Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine, in the Northwest Territories in 1998. The company has held a series of workshops designed to introduce its employees to local Aboriginal culture.

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2013-03-13

Dendìwò ke – Moosehide tanning process [Video – 21:05] (2011)

In 1998, BHP Billiton Canada opened the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories, Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine. The company has held a series of workshops designed to help its multinational workforce learn about local Aboriginal culture, including the importance of the oral tradition in that culture.

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2013-03-06

The Drum [Video – 16:27] (2010)

This video focuses on a drum-making workshop held at the Ekati Diamond mine in the Northwest Territories. The workshop was part of a series organized by BHP Billiton Canada, which developed the mine, to introduce its multinational employees to local Aboriginal culture.

The workshop is led by two Tlicho elders. The Tlicho, also known as Dogrib, are part of the broader designation of Dene Aboriginal people.

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2013-02-27

Family Literacy Bookmaking Club (N.D.)

A Manual for Literacy Programs and Family Literacy Resource Programs

This manual provides the information needed to plan a series of bookmaking workshops for parents. During the workshops, parents create books for their children; learn about the qualities of good children’s books; and discover strategies they can use at home to promote reading.

The manual offers instructions for preparing five different books, with lists of required materials and templates for shapes required for each book.

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2013-02-15

Learning Communities & Literacy: Roots, Rationales & Results for Reaching Adults Levels 1 & 2 (2012)

Presented during the RESDAC-CLLN Learning Communities Conference in Ottawa, June 10-12, 2012

This workshop presentation provides an introduction to the concept of learning communities and offers participants some tools for using this approach in their own communities.

Learning communities are defined as places that utilize the resources of all sectors, not just the formal education system, for learning. In such communities, lifelong learning is used as an organizing principle and social/cultural goal.

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2013-02-14

Supporting Diversity: The Explosion of Northern and Aboriginal Resources (2010)

Developed by the NWT Literacy Council, this workshop presentation focuses on the variety of resources available for family literacy in Canada’s northern region.

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2013-02-13

Tutor Handbook: Essential Skills – Have You Used Yours Today? (2011)

This handbook introduces a teaching and learning package developed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC). It is designed to help adult learners increase their literacy and Essential Skills in order to ease the transition to a new workforce or adapt to changing technology on the job. While it is suitable for any learner, the author notes that it was specifically developed for older workers.

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2012-12-06

Building Our Capacity: A Workplace Literacy Coordination Model (2001)

This report is the result of a project that created a model to help literacy providers and networks set up their own process for coordinating workplace education services within their regions.

The report is divided into seven sections: workplace planning process; marketing; evaluation of process; field testing; recommendations, challenges and accomplishments; financial requirements; and resources and bibliography.

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2012-11-02

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