Training/Workshops

Skills Development Fact Sheet: Aboriginal Engagement in the Workforce (2011)

In this document, the authors provide brief descriptions of a variety of programs developed by sector councils to encourage more Aboriginal involvement in the workforce. Sector councils are industry‐led partnerships that bring together representatives from business, labour, education, and other professional groups to address sector‐wide human resource issues on a national scale.

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2011-08-12

A passion for financial literacy [Video - 2:39] (2008)

This video, about two and a half minutes long, features a youth counsellor explaining how financial literacy can help young people improve their chances of finding work and achieving their dreams.

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2011-07-22

Literacy and Policing in Canada Module 2: Literacy and its Social and Legal Impact on Policing - Full-day Workshop (2009)

Participants' Workbook

This workbook is part of a project undertaken by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), to make police officers more aware of the kinds of problems caused by low literacy both in the community in general and within the criminal justice system in particular.

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2011-07-22

Literacy and Policing in Canada - Module 1: Orientation to Literacy Challenges in Canada - Half-day Workshop (2009)

Student Workbook

This workbook is part of a project undertaken by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), to make police officers more aware of the kinds of problems caused by low literacy both in the community in general and within the criminal justice system in particular.

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2011-07-22

TOWES and Literacy in Québec [Video - 4:37] (2011)

Why is it Necessary to Raise the Level of Essential Skills of Québec Adults?

This animated video, about four and a half minutes long, explains why improving essential skills can benefit both the individual and the economy.

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2011-07-14

Report of the Literacy & Lifelong Learning Working Group (2011)

Strengthening the Saskatchewan public library system's role in promoting, delivering and supporting literacy and lifelong learning opportunities for all

This report summarizes the findings of a working group established to develop a vision for the role of public libraries in literacy and lifelong learning for the people of Saskatchewan.

Based on consultations with stakeholders across the province, the authors present a series of recommendations for Saskatchewan’s provincial government; municipalities; public library systems; and the First Nations and Aboriginal library community.

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2011-07-14

Roots and Connections Toolkit (2008)

A culturally integrated ESL curriculum for community orientation in Alberta

This toolkit is part of the Roots and Connections program, an English as a Second Language (ESL) program aimed primarily at new Canadians who may feel isolated in Alberta’s rural communities.

The authors have included resources for both those involved in planning a program and for the program instructors.

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2011-07-08

Roots and Connections Instructor Guide (2008)

A culturally integrated ESL curriculum for community orientation in Alberta

This training guide has been developed to help instructors use Roots and Connections, an English as a Second Language (ESL) program aimed primarily at new Canadians who may feel isolated in Alberta’s rural communities.

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2011-07-08

Essential Skills to Get Ahead [Video - 2:22] (2011)

Learn how Essential Skills can help you adapt and succeed at work

This animated video, about two and a half minutes long, shows how a workplace problem can be solved by viewing it from the perspective of Essential Skills.

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2011-07-05

Youth At Work [Video - 3:54] (2009)

This video focuses on a group of French-speaking young people in Vancouver who are taking part in a six-month program to help them build the confidence and skills they need to enter the workforce. The program is offered by Educacentre College, the only French-language college in British Columbia.

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2011-06-17

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