Series: ViewPoints 2002
Authors: Canadian Labour and Business Centre
The health of the relationship between management and labour has a very real impact on the economic and social well being of all Canadians. This biennial Viewpoints survey began in 1996, gathering perceptions from labour and management on industry and workplace relations.
This report details the survey the Centre conducted in April and May 2002 of about 6,000 leaders from the business, labour and public sector (education, health, and government) communities to determine their perspectives on a range of issues including:
- challenges facing the economy and potential directions for solution;
- skills and skill shortages;
- healthy workplace practices; and
- the current state of labour/management relations in Canada.
Authors: Province of Nova Scotia
This resource consists of the Province of Nova Scotia's 2008 - 2009 Annual Implementation Plan. This Plan lays out the strategic investments planned by the Province of Nova Scotia under the Canada Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement. The plan provides an overview of current labour market challenges in Nova Scotia; a description of the eligible clients who will benefit from priority services; a description of the priority areas for programming and the intended objectives. It also identifies eligible programs, describes planned activities and projected expenditures for the year, and outlines the expected results for the planned activities. The document begins with an "Introduction and Context" section followed by a section entitled "Investment Plan by Priority Area." The information in the latter section is presented in table format.
Richmond County Literacy Network Strategic Development Plan
Authors: David Fullerton
This report is an examination of labour market employability in Richmond County, Nova Scotia. It addresses the labour market issues of high unemployment and unfilled jobs or unrealized employment opportunities in Richmond County.
This study uses a number of indicators to calculate labour productivity for the tourism sector and, in turn, to determine to what extent demographic characteristics of the labour force affect labour productivity.
The authors found that labour productivity increases with the ratio of capital to labour; the proportion of part-time hours; the share of hours supplied by women; the proportion of immigrant workers; and by the proportion of the most experienced workers.
There are substantial differences in the level of labour productivity across industries. Transportation, which has highest capital labour ratio, also has the highest labour productivity.
A separate study of the combined accommodation and food and beverage services industry, based on provincial data over a 10-year period, found significant differences in labour productivity between provinces. It also found a positive relationship between labour productivity and investment in information and communications technology; public investment per capita; and human capital.
The study is published by the University of Guelph and the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC). For more information about the CTHRC, please click here: http://www.cthrc.ca.
Series: VIEWPOINTS 2000
Authors: Canadian Labour and Business Centre
The health of the relationship between management and labour has a very real impact on the economic and social well being of all Canadians. The state of this relationship affects economic performance at different levels of the economy. The interactions between management and labour may be quite different at the various levels, from individual workplaces to industry sectors to the national economic environment and labour market. Still, the labour-management relationship can affect both policy and practices, with positive or negative consequences on the lives of workers and the performance of organizations.
The analysis of Viewpoints 2000 highlights several important findings with respect to labour-management relations in Canada.
Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1986 - Vol. 4, No. 4
Child care which is affordable, accessible, and flexible is an issue for women's learning. It is also an equality issue. Child care for women who are students and trainees is one of these barriers at the "outer gate".
The Halifax Committee of CCLOW prepared this brief for presentation to the Parliamentary Committee on Child Care.
Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1994 - Vol. 11, No. 2
This article discusses the white female as a teacher in multicultural education.
Using easy-to-read maps, this report shows the wide discrepancy of literacy between those with and without disabilities.
The authors have used a Geographic Information System (GIS) to prepare maps that illustrate a variety of data about the relationship between literacy and disability in Canada. For instance, there are maps that show participation in the labour force by people with disabilities and by people with low literacy skills; income levels correlated with literacy skills and with disabilities; and the distribution of the population with disabilities by province and territory.
The authors note that this spatial look at social issues can provide useful tools for the development of policy and services.
The authors have provided difficult-to-locate statistical data. They point out that their work has shown that persons with disabilities face obstacles to full participation in Canadian society, adding that the evidence suggests it is easier for people with disabilities or with literacy problems to live an inclusive life in British Columbia and Alberta than in other areas of Canada.
To order a copy of “Landscape of Literacy and Disability in Canada”, please go the Canadian Abilities Foundation Online Store: http://www.beanstreamcarts.com/stores/abilities/group.asp?groupid=5863&c=0.
A National Resource Directory of Aboriginal Literacy Programs
Authors: Beverly Anne Sabourin
The Language of Literacy: A National Resource Directory of Aboriginal Literacy Programs is the first directory of its kind in Canada. It attempts to gather, in narrative form, critical–core information about the operations of Aboriginal literacy programs throughout Canada — from east to west to north. It is a comprehensive, representative sample of Aboriginal literacy initiatives operating in both urban, rural and remote regions of the country.
Under the direction of a group of passionately committed, resource-strapped, often isolated and always busy literacy coordinators and practitioners, these Aboriginal literacy programs offer learners and students opportunities to reacquaint themselves with the challenges of learning. These programs are almost always learner-centred, operating in a welcoming and nurturing environment that moves at the pace of the learner, recognizes the integrity of the whole person, and attempts to remove the negative baggage and experience of previous institutional education experiences.
This resource directory is meant to serve as a thread of contact among these "diamonds in the rough", serving, it is hoped, as a point of convergence, as an opportunity to share information and learn from the vast depth of experiences which comprise the important arena of adult learning within Aboriginal communities.
A Resource Manual for Aboriginal Language Activists
Authors: Crosscurrent Associates
This manual has been prepared as an active planning tool for Aboriginal language activists throughout the new Northwest Territories. It is based on the belief that the Aboriginal languages of the Northwest Territories can only be maintained and passed on to younger generations if there is a concerted effort by many individuals and organizations to revitalize the languages. The manual is divided into three main sections: Things You Need to Know; Taking Action; and Aboriginal Language Resources.