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A British Columbia Workforce Literacy and Essential Skills Plan

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  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Resource Type: Report
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions

The British Columbia Workforce Literacy and Essential Skills Plan is designed to provide future generations of adult learners with literacy and essential skills to thrive in the workforce. It outlines eight strategies for developing a collaborative, learner-centred, workforce-oriented, evidence-based and sustainable approach to literacy and essential skills training: Increase literacy and essential skills (LES) program… Keep reading

Enhancing Displaced Workers’ Literacy and Essential Skills: Annual Report: Synthesis and Next Steps

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  • Publication Date: March 2020
  • Resource Type: Report
  • By: Laura Celeste, Shawn de Raaf, Xiaoyang Luo, Patrick Wray

Enhancing Displaced Workers’ Literacy and Essential Skills: Interview and Focus Group Report

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  • Publication Date: March 2020
  • Resource Type: Report
  • Source: SRDC
  • By: Laura Celeste, Shawn de Raaf, Dominique Leonard, Xiaoyang Luo, Patrick Wray

Literacy Now and District Literacy Initiatives: Connecting Loosely Coupled Formal and Informal Services

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Report
  • Source: UBC
  • By: Victor Glickman, Jim Anderson, Suzanne Smythe, Colleen Hawkey, Ann Anderson

This review of the community literacy planning process found that “…the community literacy process has been very effective in supporting participants to increase collaboration, enhance coordination, form partnerships and work together to reach out and provide rationalized and relevant services across their communities.”

Strengthening Rural Canada: Why Place Matters in Rural Communities

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  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Resource Type: Report
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions
  • By: Leona Gadsby and Ron Samson

This report documents phase two of a research project about developing literacy and essential skills (LES) as part of the solution to supporting growth and sustainability for rural communities. The project takes a place-based approach and engages six rural communities in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario. The main objective of the research project was to… Keep reading

Strengthening Rural Canada: Fewer and Older: Population and Demographic Challenges Across Canada

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  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Resource Type: PDFReport
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions
  • By: Dr. Bakhtiar Moazzami on behalf of Essential Skills Ontario, Decoda Literacy Solutions, the Saskatchewan Literacy Network, Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, and RESDAC

Strengthening Rural Canada was a pan-Canadian initiative examining how demographic changes have impacted rural and urban areas in four Canadian provinces, namely, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The focus has been on the following four population groups: 1. Total population; 2. Francophone population defined as individuals whose mother tongue is French; 3…. Keep reading