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March 25, 2013

Timely Topics:

"Technology that assists the field of learning has taken off in recent years and actually knows no bounds,” says NALD CEO Bill Stirling. “Creative minds deserve recognition - especially when their products can be beneficial to learners and supportive of learning outcomes."

- http://www.nald.ca/news/03191312

Story of the Week:

Story by Kieren Lopez

Headline News:


NALD issues call for nominations for its fourth annual Innovative Technology Award

Laubach Literacy Ontario seeking presenters for June conference

Global Education and Skills Conference (GESF) to be held annually in United Arab Emirates

Newfoundland and Labrador celebrating diversity with Multiculturalism Week 2013

Assistive technology available in N.B. for apprentices with learning disabilities (PDF)

Youth-serving organizations launch Manitoba's After School Network

Nominations open in N.S. for the Council of the Federation Literacy Award

Six workplace tips for the socially challenged

Teaching youth about marketing and consumerism focus of Media Literacy Week 2013

Ryerson University applauds Federal Budget's focus on education, research

Indspire receives $10 million for bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students

Workplace and Essential Skills

NALD’s fourth annual Innovative Technology Award up for grabs -- Past winners revisited

CLLN launches online survey of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) workforce

Should you correct your colleagues’ grammar? (And, yes, it's plural so the apostrophe is after the 's')

Labour Market

Nova Scotia project shines light on women in trades and technology

Saskatchewan renews Intern Development Program

Moving skilled workers to major projects key to meeting Ontario's construction needs

Jobs, growth, long-term prosperity are top priorities of Economic Action Plan 2013

Canadian Building Trades' response to training-focused Federal Budget

Ottawa supports more Canadian women in non-traditional occupations

Where workers are needed, and where they aren't


Review the latest events.

Recent Library Postings:

Learning Materials

Toolkit of Training Resources for Small- and Medium-sized Businesses - A supplement to the report on the symposium, Closing the Skills Gap: Mapping a Path for Small Business, hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 14, 2012 in Toronto by Canadian Chamber of Commerce (2013)

Pualuk – Making crafts with sealskin [Video – 21:22] by ArtLess Media (2011)

Literacy and Essential Skills Tools: Making Them Work for You – Webinar on October 25, 2012 - Introducing LES Guide for Service Providers Assisting Homeless or At-risk Clients by Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) and Kelly Hunt (2012)

Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations - Facilitator Guide by Paul Holmes (2012)

Top 50 Best Writing Activities for Kids by Frontier College and Cold Lake First Nations Headstart Program (2010)

Breaking Down the Silos in Surrey, B.C. – Surrey’s Literacy Strategy [Video – 6:25] by 2010 Legacies Now (2010)

Can workplace learning create healthier employees? - Lessons in Learning – March 31, 2006 by Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) (2006)

Books in the Home: Classic Books by NWT Literacy Council (2010)

Research Materials

Ecologies of Learning: How Culture and Context Impact Outcomes of Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills - Presentation at Summer Institute 2012 organized by The Centre for Literacy by Juliet Merrifield (2012)

Academic engagement and science achievement: A gendered relationship? by Robert Sweet and Maria Adamuti-Trache (2010)


Reflexions - Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick - Winter 2013 (PDF)