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We all need information to make decisions about our health. But, a lot of health information isn’t easy to understand. Plain language and clear design make health information more accessible.
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An optional, 90-minute, hands-on session at the Institute is designed for educators and practitioners to help them understand and apply learning from large-scale assessment data.
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Ottawa supports economic opportunities for women in Alberta's oil and gas sector

The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades, and Technology (WinSETT Centre) is receiving funding to help retain and advance female scientists and engineers currently working in the oil and gas sector across Alberta. This project was selected through the Government of Canada’s recent call for proposals entitled Opening Doors: Economic Opportunities for Women.
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There are many great educators and they all have one thing in common. It is not that they are the best among the best in their own field. Instead, they are the ones who know best how to facilitate learning.
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Successful workers: Ten things the best employees do differently

Every office has employees who are, simply put, more successful than everyone else. Sometimes we love them, sometimes we hate them, but for the most part, we all hope we can be just like them.
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Hélène Deacon dissects skills that children use to learn to read

Becoming a capable reader involves matching letters to sounds — but that’s not where it ends. There’s more to it, and that’s where the work of Hélène Deacon, associate professor of psychology at Dalhousie University, begins.
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Ontario government must focus on issue of youth unemployment: province's colleges

"Far too many young people are out of work or underemployed," said Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario, the advocacy organization for the province's 24 public colleges. "We must support our young people. Youth joblessness must be Ontario's top priority."
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When literacy upgrading is provided for at-risk youth, it can prevent criminal activity, reduce recidivism and establish youth as active citizens in the community. On February 20, panelists across the country representing youth, criminal justice and literacy will discuss the barriers and keys to success in incorporating literacy into youth services.
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The Hospitality Employment Experience Program offers full-time, paid work experience, including accommodation, on-site training within a job rotation curriculum and a mentor/guide to support you towards your Certificate of Completion.
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Canada’s construction industry relying on mobile workforce

Canada’s construction industry will need to attract more young people and workers willing to move from other provinces, regions and countries, to meet its changing labour force needs, according to a new labour market forecast released by BuildForce Canada.
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Mental health issues in workplace a growing concern among Canadian employers

In today's age, a staggering one in five Canadians struggles with the burden of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, among others. The everyday challenges that these individuals experience put a significant strain on not only their personal, but also their professional lives.
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The job market paradox: Two measures, opposite trends, high stakes

Too many people without jobs. And at the same time, too many jobs without people. It’s a paradox that ripples through a 54-page analysis of the state of Canada’s labour market released with last week’s federal budget. It’s the first time such a paper has been published with the budget, offering insights into how the Conservative government views the current jobs market and future trends.
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SEDI highlights Federal Budget items that relate to financial education

These highlights focus on budget items related to financial education and supports for low-income and vulnerable groups, as well as broader regulatory initiatives concerning the financial sector overall and related consultation opportunities that may be of interest to organizations serving vulnerable Canadians.
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When it comes to jobs and termination, do we really have rights?

About 90 per cent of us are employees or employers - generally, even those who call themselves independent contractors and even many partners are employees. And it seems just about everyone has an opinion on employment law, which is why anyone who is fired invariably receives multiple opinions as to their "rights," although most of them are wrong.
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Imagine if sick days were no big deal: commentary

Treasury Board Minister Tony Clement has elaborated on the federal government’s proposal to modify sick leave policy for public sector employees. The proposal includes five to seven sick days a year, changes to disability leave, and the elimination of bankable sick days.
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Theme is essential skills at 2014 Skills Canada Competition June 4-7 in Toronto

The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Every year, more than 550 young people from all regions of Canada come to SCNC to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology contests.
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Early childhood educators in Atlantic Canada may soon be logging on to earn a degree from the University of New Brunswick. The online Early Childhood Education degree program builds on existing diplomas and certificates offered by community colleges in the four Atlantic provinces. Students completing community college training will have the option to continue, in an online delivery model, to receive a bachelor's degree.
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Five salary-boosting jobs for 2014

Trends like big data and mobile media are translating into growing pay cheques for some professionals, according to the recently released 2014 Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group.
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Less than one-third of Canadians are putting money away regularly, leaving them short of funds as the RRSP deadline approaches.
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Business executives say that hiring challenges are on the rise

In a recent Robert Half survey, nearly all business executives interviewed said they are optimistic about their companies' growth prospects in the first six months of 2014. However, they are less certain about their ability to recruit experienced talent for open jobs.
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ICEA releases English website for SQAF (Quebec Adult Learners' Week) 2014

Institut de coopération pour l’éducation des adultes is pleased to announce that the Semaine québécoise des adultes en formation (SQAF – Quebec Adult Learners' Week) will have its own English website, for the benefit of the anglophone population of Quebec. This website gives readers the opportunity to download tools and register activities. It also helps promote partners' initiatives.
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Nominations being accepted for 2014 Saskatchewan Literacy Awards of Merit

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Saskatchewan Literacy Awards of Merit. Help honour citizens and organizations in your community for their dedication and commitment to literacy and learning in Saskatchewan. The deadline is Friday, March 21.
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Career Day for Girls – Breaking workplace barriers in Quebec

Girls Action Foundation, a national charitable foundation that funds innovative girls’ programs across Canada, launched National Career Day in November 2013, a new pilot project in partnership with 15 organizations and schools across the country.
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Essential Skills Ontario is soliciting proposals from qualified suppliers for the creation of curriculum and delivery of training to provide individuals with skills needed for entry-level employment in the food processing industry. The deadline is Tuesday, February 18, at 5 p.m. ET.
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Top 20 PDF Downloads for January 2014

Each month Copian releases Library user statistics in a feature known as the Top 20 downloads/20 Plus téléchargés. The report examines the number of Copian Library documents which are viewed and downloaded by visitors to the Copian website.
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Large job fair supports an inclusive employment world

CAMO pour personnes handicapées and National Career Event join forces to present their second annual large job fair on April 15 and 16, 2014, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
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Call for proposals: The Literacy & Learning Symposium 2014

The Literacy & Learning Symposium Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for sessions at the 2014 Symposium. The theme of the event is Navigating Change in the Learning Landscape. Dates are October 22-24 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has unveiled an education plan for First Nations that recognizes aboriginal control over schooling. He also promised an additional $1.9 billion in funding for aboriginal education starting in 2015.
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Canada under-performs on measures of business innovation, and recent international comparisons indicate that our record is getting worse, not better. One contributing factor to this poor performance is that almost 40 per cent of Canadian companies don't measure the success of their innovation activities at all.
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Read to Me Program launches 50 Best Books for Babies list

In celebration of Family Literacy Day, Read to Me, Nova Scotia’s early reading promotion program launched its newest resource for families, the Read to Me 50 Best Books for Babies list at an event on January 27, 2014. Read to Me provides a free bag of baby books and reading resources to every baby born in Nova Scotia, before leaving the hospital. Now in its 12th year, Read to Me has distributed books to over 96,000 families to foster a love of reading from birth.
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