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A Guidebook for Place-Based Approaches to Literacy and Essential Skills Development

A Guidebook for Place-Based Approaches to Literacy and Essential Skills Development Authors: Maureen Kehler and Leona Gadsby Date: 2016 This guidebook is the result of the Strengthening Rural Canada-Renforcer les communautés rurales du Canada Project. The project was a comprehensive study about the human and social capital of rural, small town and remote communities in… Read more

Strengthening Rural Canada: Why Place Matters in Rural Communities

Strengthening Rural Canada: Why Place Matters in Rural Communities Authors: Leona Gadsby and Ron Samson Date: 2016 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… Read more

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

Strengthening Rural Canada: Fewer & Older: Population and Demographic Challenges Across Rural Canada: A Pan-Canadian Report Author: Dr. Bakhtiar Moazzami on behalf of Essential Skills Ontario, Decoda Literacy Solutions, the Saskatchewan Literacy Network, Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, and RESDAC. Date: 2015 Strengthening Rural Canada was a pan-Canadian initiative examining how demographic changes have impacted rural… Read more