Papers and Reports

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Papers and Reports

This is a cumulative report of the evaluation results for the Elevate Canada: Raising the Grade for Food Processing initiative, which includes learnings as well as recommendations. 

This document, as part of the Elevate initiative, provides a range of materials related to food processing's hiring processes, job descriptions, a variety of work documents and training materials.

Ce document démonstre chacune des entreprises de nous fournir une variété de documents, en particulier des documents se rattachant à leur processus d’embauche, des descriptions de travail, divers documents de travail et du matériel de formation.

This report explores how social network analysis (SNA) was used to evaluate the role of social capital in the Elevate initiative. 

Preparing Learners for Problem Solving in a Technology-Rich Environment gives an overview of the Aliging and Measuring PS-TREs in the OALCF project. All sample PS-TRE activities can be found here: http://www.essentialskillsontario.ca/node/740

Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative summarizes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban Canada (namely British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan), as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. The findings reveal that the population in rural Canada is declining due to the migration of youth and aging populations, amongst other factors.

À l’aide des données dérivées et analysées du recensement de 2001 et de l’Enquête nationale auprès des ménages (ENM) de 2011, ce rapport pour l'initiative Renforcer les communauté rurales du Canada examine les changements démographiques passés, présents et futurs dans les milieux ruraux et urbains du Canada, tout en mesurant les incidences du capital humain dans ces régions. Les résultats révèlent que la population des zones rurales du Canada diminue, notamment en raison de la migration des jeunes et du vieillissement de la population.

Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative summarizes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban British Columbia, as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. The findings reveal that the population in rural British Columbia is declining due to the migration of youth and aging populations, amongst other factors.

Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative summarizes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban British Columbia, as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. The findings reveal that the population in rural British Columbia is declining due to the migration of youth and aging populations, amongst other factors.

À l’aide des données dérivées et analysées du recensement de 2001 et de l’Enquête nationale auprès des ménages (ENM) de 2011, ce rapport pour l'initiative Renforcer les communauté rurales du Canada examine les changements démographiques passés, présents et futurs dans les milieux ruraux et urbains de Colombie-Britannique, tout en mesurant les incidences du capital humain dans ces régions. Les résultats révèlent que la population des zones rurales de Colombie-Britannique diminue, notamment en raison de la migration des jeunes et du vieillissement de la population.

Career Ladders at Two: The Guide Book builds on the experience of Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) and our partners, Literacy Link South Central (LLSC), the Literacy Network of Durham Region (LiNDR) and Literacy Northwest (LNW) in the second phase of our work to design implementation plans so that three communities in Ontario can develop and build local industry-specific career ladders.

This document highlights the results from our 2015 survey -  Understanding Vulnerable Individuals in Programming - about the categories of vulnerable clients who frequently use employment and training services and about the challenges that such service providers face when providing services to these clients. This report of the survey results contributes to ongoing efforts to enhance employment and training supports for those Ontarians who need them most.

This research brief examines regional differences in PIAAC scores in Ontario and highlights key factors that are correlated with cogitative ability. 

Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative summarizes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban Saskatchewan, as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. The findings reveal that the population in rural Saskatchewan is declining due to the migration of youth and aging populations, amongst other factors.

Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative summarizes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban Saskatchewan, as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. The findings reveal that the population in rural Saskatchewan is declining due to the migration of youth and aging populations, amongst other factors.

À l’aide des données dérivées et analysées du recensement de 2001 et de l’Enquête nationale auprès des ménages (ENM) de 2011, ce rapport pour l'initiative Renforcer les communauté rurales du Canada examine les changements démographiques passés, présents et futurs dans les milieux ruraux et urbains de Saskatchewan, tout en mesurant les incidences du capital humain dans ces régions. Les résultats révèlent que la population des zones rurales de Saskatchewa diminue, notamment en raison de la migration des jeunes et du vieillissement de la population.

 

Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative summarizes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. The findings reveal that the population in rural Newfoundland and Labrador is declining due to the migration of youth and aging populations, amongst other factors

Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative summarizes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. The findings reveal that the population in rural Newfoundland and Labrador is declining due to the migration of youth and aging populations, amongst other factors.

À l’aide des données dérivées et analysées du recensement de 2001 et de l’Enquête nationale auprès des ménages (ENM) de 2011, ce rapport pour l'initiative Renforcer les communauté rurales du Canada examine les changements démographiques passés, présents et futurs dans les milieux ruraux et urbains de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, tout en mesurant les incidences du capital humain dans ces régions. Les résultats révèlent que la population des zones rurales de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador diminue, notamment en raison de la migration des jeunes et du vieillissement de la population.

Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative analyzes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban Ontario, as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. The findings reveal that the population in rural Ontario is declining due to the migration of youth and aging populations, amongst other factors.

Using data derived and analyzed from both the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), this report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative summarizes past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban Ontario, as well as measures the impact of human capital in rural and urban settings. The findings reveal that the population in rural Ontario is declining due to the migration of youth and aging populations, amongst other factors.

À l’aide des données dérivées et analysées du recensement de 2001 et de l’Enquête nationale auprès des ménages (ENM) de 2011, ce rapport pour l'initiative Renforcer les communauté rurales du Canada examine les changements démographiques passés, présents et futurs dans les milieux ruraux et urbains de l’Ontario, tout en mesurant les incidences du capital humain dans ces régions. Les résultats révèlent que la population des zones rurales de l’Ontario diminue, notamment en raison de la migration des jeunes et du vieillissement de la population.

Career Ladders at One: The Guide Book builds on the experience of Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) and our partners, Literacy Link South Central (LLSC), the Literacy Network of Durham Region (LiNDR) and Literacy Northwest (LNW), in the first phase of our work at testing the implementation of career ladders in Ontario, as well as incorporates research on career ladder processes in other jurisdictions.

Échelons de carrière - Phase I s’appuie sur l’expérience d’Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) et de ses partenaires, Literacy Link South Central, Literacy Network of Durham Region et Literacy Northwest, dans la première phase de leurs travaux visant à mettre à l’essai la mise en œuvre d’initiatives d’échelons de carrière en Ontario, et présente des études sur les processus d’échelons de carrière ailleurs. 

Through an initiative led by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), Moving Forward Together: An Employer Perspective on the Design of Skills Training in Ontario reflects the discussions with, and the perspective of, over 100 employers from different sectors and regions across the province. 

Elevate: Testing New Delivery Models to Better Meet the Needs of Adults is a brief that points towards the kind of solutions that could provide a better alignment between the needs of those sectors who have work to offer, so that Canadian industry can grow while providing vulnerable individuals with the opportunity to increase their labour force attachment

Élévation: Mise à l’essai de nouveaux modèles de prestation pour mieux répondre aux besoins des adultes, examine à établir une ligne de vue claire entre le participant à la formation aux compétences essentielles et l’employeur qui a besoin detravailleurs présentant un ensemble de compétences unique.

This report summarizes the views of the key informant interviews with provincial and territorial literacy coalitions and other organizations on ensuring quality literacy and essential skills programming. 

This paper provides an overview of Quality Assurance (QA), and different approaches to QA being applied to education and training, as well as raises QA issues that need to be discussed in the Canadian context, particularly around literacy and essential skills.

This report is a follow up to Literacy and Essential Skills in Ontario 2012 - incorporating the most recent data available on literacy and essential skills programming in Ontario.

Career Ladders: Providing Opportunities for Ontario’s Working Adults is a new brief that explores Career Ladders, a promising strategy that can help working adults move into better jobs, provide industry with the skills they need and contribute to local community development.

This brief is the third in a series of research briefs on Becoming State of the Art that explores ‘Career Ladders’, a series of connected literacy, language and skills training programs that enable individuals to secure employment within a specific industry or occupational cluster, and allows them to advance to higher levels of education and employment.

De meilleures compétences pour un meilleur emploi est le troisième d’une série de coups d’oeil sur la recherche pour Se propulser à l’avant-garde, qui explore les initiatives d’« échelons de carrière » (appelées « Career Ladders » en anglais), une série de programmes interreliés d’alphabétisation, de formation linguistique et de formation professionnelle qui permettent aux individus d’obtenir un emploi dans un secteur industriel ou professionnel précis, puis de gravir successivement les échelons de formation et d’emploi au sein du secteur.

Written by Essential Skills Ontario's John MacLaughlin and Ron Samson as a background paper for The Centre for Literacy's 2012 Fall Institute, Uncharted Territory explores different forms of social innovation, such as social entrepreneurship, as well as different types of social finance, such as social impact bonds (SIBs).

This is the final report from the Collaborative Opportunities project between Essential Skills Ontario, First Work and ONESTEP - a project aimed at enhancing cooperation between the three organization to examine opportunities for streamlining services through dicsussions and town halls with key stakeholders.

This brief is the second in a series of research briefs on Becoming State of the Art - which suggests that by involving business and industry representatives in the design and delivery of literacy and essential skills training, employment prospects of those with low educational attainment can be improved.

Une meilleure vue sur l’emploi est le deuxième d’une série de coups d’oeil sur la recherche pour Se propulser à l’avant-garde, une série qui prône de faire preuve d’innovation dans les programmes d’alphabétisation et de compétences essentielles afin d’obtenir des résultats concrets, qui explore les besoins des chercheurs d’emploi ontariens peu scolarisés et les solutions qui s’offrent à eux.

This is the first in a series of research briefs on Becoming State of the Art, a series that encourages innovation in the delivery of literacy and essential skills to achieve results that matter. This brief examines the concept of industry shared essential skills - an approach that directly involves employers and service providers in the co-design and delivery of training in order to leverage employment opportunities for job-seekers with complex needs.

Le présent document est le premier d’une série de coups d’oeil sur la recherche pour Se propulser à l’avant-garde, une série qui prône de faire preuve d’innovation dans les programmes d’alphabétisation
et de compétences essentielles afin d’obtenir des résultats concrets, qui examine le concept de l’enseignement des compétences essentielles appuyé par l’industrie.

This paper describes how Regional Literacy Networks and Workforce Planning Boards can work together, coordinate activities and create strategic partnerships to strengthen regional coordination in employment and training.

This report is a follow up to Essential Skills Ontario's 2009 publication, Literacy in Ontario, incorporating the most recent information available on literacy and essential skills programming trend data in Ontario.

This report recognizes the importance of a society of fostering environments that expect, encourage and support literacy. Such a culture focuses on a suite of services for learning throughout an individual’s lifetime and the positive effects of learning passed down from one generation to the next within a family.  

This report considers how services among different providers might be coordinated so that learners will have access to the supports they require, examining in detail a range of promising practices in literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs, Ontario communities and in other jurisdictions.

This discussion paper describes the changes that have occurred in jobs considered as menial, entry-level or low-skilled – and makes a compelling case for the need for digital skills and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to be fused with essential skills training.

This report presents the preliminary findings for the research component of the Partnership Framework for Integrated Family Literacy Planning project. Despite the proven importance of Learning for Families, several research studies conducted by Essential Skills Ontario revealed that family literacy in Ontario lacks consistent funding and a cohesive policy.

An important documentation of literacy as a historical movement that a critical look at literacy from the 19th century and continues its storytelling to include present-day programming in Ontario.

The first and only cross-sectoral literacy data published in the province. This comprehensive resource provides important information on the role of literacy in economic and social outcomes of Canadians, an outline of the literacy training system and an overview of the forces in Ontario that affect literacy levels.

This report explores models of intergenerational family literacy programming that address the literacy needs of parents, grandparents and caregivers and provides them with the necessary guidance and knowledge to better support their children’s literacy development, and in some cases upgrade their own literacy skills.

This report reflects upon the findings of Essential Skills Ontario’s research on the topic as part of a knowledge exchange project funded by the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre of the Canadian Council on Learning.