Youth

Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy - Final report (2012)

This document summarizes the proceedings and recommendations of a national forum that brought together experts in education, social services, and the justice system to encourage action on the issue of literacy for youth in conflict with the law. Teachers, politicians, police, parole officers, students, community workers, and volunteers attended conferences held concurrently in cities around Canada on June 5, 2012.

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2013-01-04

A Successful Pairing! [Video - 1:12] (2011)

This video, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), features a young woman who enters the workforce at the age of 27 after taking part in a program designed to help young people, ages 15 to 30, who have disabilities or face barriers to employment.

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2012-12-12

Work Readiness Program (2009)

This case study looks at a work readiness program developed by Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, for Inuvialuit young people. The Inuvialuit are Inuit people who live in Canada’s western Arctic region.

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2012-11-21

Fact Sheet - Literacy in Canada and Alberta (2012)

This fact sheet brings together information from a variety of sources to provide a snapshot of literacy in Canada generally and in Alberta in particular.

The authors note that while Alberta teenagers tend to score better on tests of literacy skills than their counterparts in other parts of Canada, such skills can only be retained in adulthood if they are used regularly in the home, workplace and community.

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2012-11-02

Kids want to talk about money management [Video - 3:26] (2012)

This short video is one in a series about financial literacy prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, with funding from TD Bank Group and Government of Canada.

The narrator points to a recent survey showing that only one-third of youth reported that their parents talked with them regularly about financial matters. However, young people both want and need to discuss those issues with their parents.

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2012-11-01

Parental monitoring of adolescent's behaviour: Trajectories, risk factors, and associated outcomes (2010)

Using longitudinal survey data, the authors of this report examine Canadian young people’s reports of how closely their parents monitor their behaviour and look at whether the level of such monitoring is related to difference in the youth’s behaviour.

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2012-10-24

Collaborative Action Research: A Catalyst for Enhancing the Practice of Community Youth Mapping (2009)

This document outlines a collaborative research project carried out in Surrey, British Columbia, with the goal of mapping the opportunities and supports that facilitate positive development for youth in the community.

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2012-10-15

Fact Sheet – Bullying (2011)

This document offers a summary of the nature and impact of bullying, with particular reference to children and youth.

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2012-10-03

Plain Language Summaries: Inequalities in Literacy Skills Among Youth in Canada and the United States (2008)

This paper is part of a series of documents that explain, in straightforward language, a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-10-02

Virtual Learning Portal [Video - 3:02] (2012)

This brief video introduces Frontier College’s Virtual Learning Portal, a project undertaken by the national literacy organization in partnership with software giant Microsoft and the Canadian information technology company Compugen Inc.

The portal allows tutors and learners to connect via Microsoft Lync, which provides real-time instant messaging.

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2012-09-10

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