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The Black Youth Literacy Project is an initiative of the Toronto ALFA Centre, a community-based program that has been delivering literacy services to adults in the northwest corner of the City of Toronto since 1985. The aim of this project is to improve the educational engagement and self-concept of Black youth who have been turned off or let down by the regular education system and have left school; experience reading and writing difficulties; are either unemployed or underemployed; and are at risk of falling short of realizing their full potential.
The primary goal of this guide is to provide organizations, agencies and individual teachers with a framework and building blocks for creating programs that will: inspire a love of learning; and equip Black youth with the awareness, access and ability to further their education in whatever way they choose.
Women's Education des femmes, Mar. 1985 - Vol. 3, No. 3
Authors: Susan McCrae Vander Voet
In 1985, Section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms became law. In the three years previous to it becoming law, governments were allowed to make legislation conform to the Equality Rights section of the Charter. For the most part, governments cleaned up sexist language in legislation, and modified statutes to make them applicable to both sexes, where previously they may have been relevant to only one.
The Department of Justice Canada issued a discussion paper entitled, Equality Issues in Federal Law. This paper outlined the major issues, which the federal government identified as requiring resolution, under various categories: age, sex, race, citizenship, marital or family status, and sexual orientation.
This article, Equality: Some Unresolved Issues, provides a brief discussion of Section 15, followed by a summary of the issues raised in the discussion paper, and a brief analysis of different concepts of equality and their usefulness for women in interpreting Section 15.
Series: Youth Literacy Project
This is a brief written in 2001 that extracts demographic data sets regarding literacy rates, attitudes and situational factors among youth learners in with the Listen to Learn Youth Literacy Project in Timmins, Ontario. The survey examines a small number of youths ranging in age from 15-26 and from varying backgrounds. This report also gives the reader an idea of why these particular youths are in the Listen to Learn Youth Literacy Project as well as anecdotal data and responses.
Making Connections is a book of curriculum for women in literacy and English-as-an-additional language (EAL) programs, developed as a result of the ongoing work of the Literacy Committee of the CCLOW Board. Since its development, some gaps were identified in the curriculum document in addressing racism and presenting culture-based approaches to learning. As a result, this supplemental document was developed, containing a list, which is by no means exhaustive, of suggestions for facilitators, instructors and tutors who use Making Connections.
Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1994 - Vol. 11, No. 1
Authors: Nilima Mandal Giri
During the second half of the twentieth century, women academics in Canadian post-secondary institutions increased in number and also became more ethnically diverse. However, the author found that the existing research considered women faculty members as one group, thus hiding the situation of ethnic minority women.
This paper attempts to remedy this situation by reporting on a study of South Asian women academics in Montreal.
Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93 - Vol. 10, No. 1
Authors: Claudette Dumont-Smith
The author wrote this article to inform or educate her non-aboriginal colleagues of the dreadful conditions aboriginal women are forced to live in, both on and off-reserve, even in today's modern world. She shares what aboriginal women want for themselves and their families, which is not different than what the rest of the women in mainstream society want.
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