To help address high unemployment rates in the Aboriginal community, and meet the human resource demands anticipated by labour shortages in the near future, the Government of Saskatchewan created the Aboriginal Employment Development Program (AEDP).
The AEDP works with employers to identify employment needs and remove barriers to ensure a workplace that is grounded in fairness, respect and dignity, trust and open communication. These employers measure the success of non-discriminatory hiring practices of qualified applicants.
Support Materials and Exercises
Series: Curriculum Project - English
This is one of a series of support modules intended for the use of adults improving their literacy skills. Each module is matched to objectives and teaching points outlined in the Basic Academic Upgrading Curriculum Plan (English) (BAU-ENG) and/or the Intermediate Academic Upgrading – English Curriculum Plan (IAU-ENG), both New Brunswick Community College documents.
This support module may be used with IAU-ENG 2.10, Forms, Applications,
Handbook For Facilitators
Authors: Wendy Magahay
The AWAL Guide: Handbook for Facilitators is essentially “AWAL in a box.” The background information, suggestions, and resources collected here are intended to provide you with the tools and support you need to understand, plan for, deliver, and benefit from an AWAL Workshop for your organization.
AWAL (Applications of Working and Learning) is a valuable and effective program that can result in strong benefits for both faculty development and curriculum resource development. Through meeting with and learning from employers and employees, AWAL provides a means for educators to incorporate into their own teaching practice an emphasis on the skills that Canadian workplaces have identified as essential.
However, AWAL is not intended to provide a complete examination of a job, and certainly not of the people who do those jobs.
Authors: Samaritan House Training Centre
The Bridging the Gap curriculum guides offer practitioners the tools to integrate information technology into many of the reading, writing, and computer requirements of today`s workplace. Having a comprehensive computer-integrated curriculum gives both the practitioner and the learner the skills needed in the 21st Century workplace.
Series: Connecting to Workplaces
Authors: Anne-Marie Kaskens
The Cashier Demonstration LBS Level 3 booklet gives learners and instructors information on a career as a cashier.
It includes essential core skills chart, demonstrations, resources and other useful information.
This is one of ten booklets in a series entitled "Connecting to Workplaces". The other careers in the series include:
1- Chambermaid/Housekeeping Cleaner Demonstration LBS Level 3
2- Pet Groomer LBS Levels 3/4
3- Hunting/Fishing or Recreation Guide Demonstration LBS Levels 2/3
4- Laundromat Operator Demonstration LBS Level 4
5- Taxi Driver Demonstration - LBS Level 3
6- Florist Assistant Demonstration LBS Level 3
7- Security Officer LBS Levels 2/3
8- Forestry Worker Demonstration LBS Level 3
9- Nanny/Caregiver Demonstration LBS Levels 2/3
This book documents the challenges that face two Learners (Darren and Angele) as they must balance their employment responsibilities as well as their studies at Prospects Literacy Association. It is intended for adult educators who work in the field of literacy. With the book are Facilitator's Notes that suggest a variety of reading and writing activities for beginning readers.
Series: Working Lives
This is the fourth in the series, Working Lives, four volumes designed to provide relevant and engaging literacy materials that speak directly to the concerns and interests of adult learners. All essays in each volume are accompanied by questions for discussion and, where necessary, word lists and follow-up notes and activities.
In this document, The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) offers practical tips to help businesses minimize the impact of tough economic times on their organizations.
The suggestions are divided into three categories: holding on to the employees the business needs; avoiding layoffs altogether; and, as a last resort, handling layoffs in the best manner possible.
The authors encourage employers to increase communication; involve workers in decision-making; boost morale by investing in training; and investigate government programs that may help avoid permanent layoffs.
If layoffs are inevitable, the authors encourage employers to plan them carefully; understand the relevant law; and treat people with dignity and respect.
TASC is the coordinating body for more than 35 sector councils and similar organizations throughout Canada.
Skilled Trades: A Career You Can Build On
The Skilled Trades: A Career You Can Build On campaign, a joint initiative between the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum - Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) and Skills/Compétences Canada (S/CC), undertook regional consultations across Canada to discuss a range of challenges, solutions and grassroots initiatives taking place to help promote skilled trades and apprenticeship. Among the challenges identified during these consultations was the difficulty in getting employers to register apprentices.
The goal of this guide is to assist organizations with their outreach efforts by providing resources and tips that have been tried and tested in the field. Specifically, this guide provides information on how to:
- Identify and respond to common objections to registering an apprentice.
- Identify and prioritize employers that should be approached regarding apprenticeship.
- Develop a “pitch” that will convince an employer to register an apprentice.
- Identify the types of follow up activities that should be done with employers.
- Organize an employer outreach program.
Authors: Elyse Schwartz
This website review from CONNECT features Ontario's 2000 Employment Standards Act Guide. The purpose of this guide is to help both employers and employees in Ontario better understand their rights and responsibilities.