Women's Issues

Literacy and Women's Empowerment: Stories of Success and Inspiration (2014)

This paper explores how literacy learning can support women’s empowerment and the development of greater equality, benefitting not only individual women, but families, communities and economies too. It describes and reflects upon some of the most promising approaches to developing literacy and learning for women, who form the majority of the world’s illiterate adults.

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2014-04-25

Financial Literacy for Ontarians project – PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise: Community-based Financial Literacy – Supporting Women Entrepreneurs [Video 5:09] (2013)

The Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) developed a curriculum to train staff in community organizations to deliver financial education programs to their clients. This video shows how that curriculum is being used in a program designed to support women entrepreneurs in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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2014-02-17

Libraries Connecting Communities (2013)

This paper looks at how two libraries in Nepal have reduced the traditional social exclusion of women in rural communities by creating spaces and opportunities for women to participate in learning.

In Nepalese communities, men and women have specific and culturally separate roles, the author explains. Girls face restricted access to education, and continue to lose their independence as they get older.

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2014-01-15

Pre-Trades Training for Northern Women (2008)

An Inventory of Existing Pre-Trades Training Programs for Women in the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Territory

Within the next decade, a large number of new tradespeople will be required to fill jobs in the mining, oil and gas, and construction sectors in Canada’s three territories. Unless northern women are prepared to enter trades occupations in large numbers, those positions will probably be filled by workers from outside the territories and, possibly, from outside of Canada.

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2013-11-08

Final Report of the iSisters' Program Evaluation: Creating bright futures (2008)

This document offers an evaluation of the work of iSisters Technology Mentoring, a charitable organization founded in 2001 to empower women by broadening their career options and access to information in a knowledge-based economy.

The evaluation is based on a web-based exit survey and face-to-face interviews with program participants and partner organizations.

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2013-10-25

Community-based Learning Opportunities for Aboriginals, Winner, 2004: Connecting Women in Need with ICT Skills (2004)

iSisters Technology Mentoring Inc. is a charitable organization that works to empower women through technology by broadening their career options and access to information in a knowledge-based economy.

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2013-07-05

Apprenticeship Training Program for Postal Workers (2011)

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This document outlines an apprenticeship training program undertaken by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and Canada Post Corporation (CPC) to help qualified employees upgrade their skills and gain access to opportunities for promotion.

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2013-06-14

Academic engagement and science achievement: A gendered relationship? (2010)

The 2002 School Achievement Indicators Program Science (SAIP-SCIENCE) survey, administered to a national sample of Canadian youth aged 13 to 16, showed girls performing significantly below boys in the application of scientific knowledge to everyday problems. On the other hand, girls get higher teacher-assigned grades than boys in their science classes.

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2013-03-21

Gender differences in career choices: Why girls don't like science (2007)

Lessons in Learning - November 1, 2007

While growing numbers of Canadian women are successfully pursuing postsecondary studies, there is still a large gender gap in science-related occupations and a gender-based wage gap.

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2013-01-03

Women's Work Training Program (2009)

This document provides an overview of the Women’s Work Training Program (WWTP), established in Regina, Saskatchewan, to provide low-income women with the skills necessary to find well-paid jobs and, at the same time, bring more women into the province’s building trades.

Two-thirds of the clients who enrolled in WWTP were of Aboriginal origin, a proportion that continued to grow as the program progressed.

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2012-03-01

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