Presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in September 2010, this report summarizes the organization’s activities in the preceding year.
Among the highlights of the year were the development of a comprehensive directory of services and programs available in New Brunswick’s Aboriginal community; continuing work on a project designed to build capacity for family literacy; and the start of planning for LCNB’s first regional learning disabilities workshop.
In August 2010, the annual Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament raised more than $150,000 for literacy and Essential Skills programs and services in New Brunswick.
This report, presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in September 2011, includes a summary of activities for 2010-2011; a report from the organization’s president; a financial statement; and a message from the coalition’s honorary patron, writer Sheree Fitch.
Among the highlights of the year was the completion of the Building Capacity for Family Literacy Project, which included six round table sessions and two sessions involving conversations with parents.
In April 2011, the LCNB held its first writing contest. The theme, “Lifelong Learning: the Future of New Brunswick,” was chosen to tie in with International Adult Learners Week, April 2-9. Twenty submissions were received and prizes were awarded to five adult learners.
The year also included the first meeting of the Provincial Literacy Partners group, which is made up of representatives from the LCNB; the Fédération d'alphabétisation du Nouveau-Brunswick (FANB); the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD); and the Workplace Essential Skills and Community Adult Learning Programs of the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. The goal of the group is to ensure good communication among those working in the field of literacy and Essential Skills.
Resources for Literacy Workers
Authors: Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy
This book is a resource for literacy workers. One of its focus is on the challenges of people having limited literacy skills when they attempt to access counselling services. It also includes information for workers who may be working with victims of abuse and violence.
Authors: Benjamin Levin
In May 2008, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) co-sponsored a symposium on knowledge mobilization with the goal of stimulating discussion about a variety of questions related to that concept.
The symposium was divided into four main themes: knowing knowledge mobilization; practising knowledge mobilization; enhancing knowledge mobilization; and researching knowledge mobilization.
Symposium participants were united in their belief that knowledge mobilization can play a significant role in bridging the gap between research producers and research consumers. This role is likely to grow in importance as the appetite for evidence-based and research-informed practice and decision-making continues to grow.
At the same time, the authors note, knowledge mobilization organizations and practitioners must compete for attention in highly information-rich societies; establish their credibility; and adapt to the uneven and unpredictable capacity of decision-makers to understand, consume, and conduct research.
The report also contains suggestions for action that participants felt would help further the knowledge mobilization agenda in Canada.
This report outlines the views expressed over the course of consultations done in early 2003. The consultations were regarding the broad parameters of a proposed Canadian Learning Institute, including knowledge and information needs, mandate and organizational structure.
This report identifies areas where there seemed to be agreement and areas where views diverge, under three main themes: Overall views, Proposed mandate, Proposed governance and structure.
This final report and resource guide will give you an overview of what took place during the "Destination Integration" conference on February 26 to 28, 2003.
Participants spent several hours networking with colleagues and counterparts, learning about the various essential skills initiatives occurring at colleges and training institutes across western and northern Canada.
Proceedings of a CCLOW conference October 17-19, 1980 where 450 women and men took part in a bilingual conference in Halifax to explore the connection of poverty, aging, career options and rural life with womens' learning needs.
Report on the Toronto Roundtable
Authors: Ron Saunders
This document reports on the first of a series of regional roundtables on employer investment in workplace learning. The Work and Learning Knowledge Centre of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) has partnered with Canadian Policy Research Networks to convene a series of roundtables on this topic, involving senior government officials and senior representatives from business, labour, colleges/universities and NGOs from a particular province or region. The goal of the roundtables is to identify practical steps to ensure that the quantity and quality of workplace learning in Canada matches the needs of the economy and maximizes the potential of Canadian workers.
The body of this report is divided into the following sections:
- Highlights of the discussion in Toronto
- Identifying issues and opportunities
- Best bets for improving investment in workplace learning
- Next steps
Report on the Edmonton Roundtable
Authors: Ron Saunders
This report highlights the discussions that took place at a roundtable on employer investment in workplace learning in Edmonton, Alberta, in November 2008. The roundtable was one of a series held on this subject convened by the Work and Learning Knowledge Centre of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in partnership with the Canadian Policy Research Networks.
The discussions involved senior government officials and senior representatives from business, labour, colleges/universities, Aboriginal organizations and NGOs from a particular province, territory or region. The goal of the roundtables was to identify practical steps to ensure that the quantity and quality of workplace learning in Canada matches the needs of the economy and maximizes the potential of Canadian workers. The first of these events was held in Toronto in December 2007, the second in Halifax in February 2008, and the third in Yellowknife in May 2008. The Edmonton event was the fourth and final one of the series.
Report on the Halifax Roundtable
Authors: Ron Saunders
The Work and Learning Knowledge Centre (WLKC) of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) partnered with Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) to convene a series of roundtables — in Toronto, Halifax, Yellowknife and Edmonton — on employer investment in workplace learning,involving senior government officials and senior representatives from business, labour, colleges/universities, Aboriginal organizations and NGOs from a particular province, territory or region. The goal of the roundtables was to identify practical steps to ensure that the quantity and quality of workplace learning in Canada matches the needs of the economy and maximizes the potential of Canadian workers. About 120 people participated in the four roundtables.This report presents the highlights of the discussion at the Halifax roundtable.