Literature Database

Interventions to Improve the Labor Market Situation of Adults with Physical and/or Sensory Disabilities in Low and Middle-Income Countries

This report argues that disability is a development issue, related to poverty, inequality, and violation of human rights. It is known that a significant portion of the population lives with disabilities, and that these individuals are an untapped resource, underrepresented...

Can Cultural Competency Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities?

"This report focuses on the incomes of four different households living on social assistance, commonly known as ìwelfare.î It is a continuation of the welfare incomes series published regularly by the former National Council of Welfare. It examines the eligibility...

Small Differences that Matter Differences in the Social Safety Net and the Implications for Women and Children

This paper compares the social safety nets of the United States and Canada and examines which structures are working and which are failing when it comes to supporting families who experience low-income, precarious labour attachment, or part time work, and...

Supporting Graduate Employability from Generalist Disciplines through Employer and Private Institution Collaboration

This report used data information from the 2013 survey of Graduate Careers Australia to create an understanding of graduate employability. It is reported that the current graduate employability rates are the lowest seen in twenty years. The degree programs which...

SickKids Cultural Competence Train-the-Trainer Workshop

This guide provides a manual for increasing Cultural Competency in Healthcare Services for clinicians. The website (www.sickkids.ca - navigate to Health Equity and Cultural Competence) offers a series of guides around cultural competency in the healthcare field, with the goal...

Sex Differences and Cross-Sex Effects On Mentoring: Some Preliminary Data

This journal article brings attention to the benefits that mentorship relationships can offer to mentors and mentees, as well as organizations, and examines the role that gender and sex dichotomies and stereotypes play in mentorship relationships. While many mentorship programs...

Summative Evaluation of Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

This report offers information on the effectiveness of the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF). The funding is aimed at supporting individuals will little to no labour force attachment to gain skills, prepare, and then become attached and maintain...

Staying Ahead of the Curve 2013: The AARP Work and Career Study

This journal article is part of a series of studies around older workers aged 45-74. The goal of this study was to address older worker's needs and concerns in an uneasy job market. Through a series of surveys, the work...

State of Practice: Essential Skills Applications with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Canada

This literature review examined Canadian sources only to build a review around literacy, essential skills, educational outcomes, and employability and employment for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth and adults. It begins with an argument for Essential Skills and Literacy...

Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population

This journal article comes from an expert panel on older workers from the Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP). The group made recommendations designed to increase the labour force participation of older workers. The work explores the...

Women in Organizations: A Phenomenological Study of Female Executives Mentoring Junior Women in Organizations

This dissertation explores issues pertaining to mentorship for women, particularly for those executive women who may be asked to mentor a protégé. It is noted that often, when women are unable to advance in an organization, due to institutional discrimination...

Understanding the Effects of Training Programs for Vulnerable Adults on Social Inclusion as a part of Continuing Education

This journal article explores issues pertaining to adult education and labor market attachment for adult learners. It is established that in the European population, there is a considerable portion which is at risk of poverty. The work identifies factors for...

Using Technology to Enhance Aboriginal Evaluations

This journal article starts by contextualizing the current state of thinking styles that exist within First Nations, Indigenous, and Aboriginal communities, and suggests that evaluation strategies must attempt to reflect these varied thinking modes in order to create an authentic...

Understanding Older Canadian Workers’ Perspectives on Aging in the Context of Communication and Knowledge Transfer

This journal article adds to established work around population aging and attachment for older workers. Specifically, this work examines how older workers perceive of their connections to their younger colleagues and focuses in on communication issues between generations, as well...

To Case Study or Not to Case Study: Our Experience with the Canadian Government’s Evaluation Practices and the use of Case Studies as an Evaluation Methodology for First Nations Programs

This journal article examines the use of case studies by the Canadian government to assess the successfulness of programs designed and implemented for First Nations, Indigenous, and Aboriginal communities. A significant focus is on the format of a case study...

What Counts? A Mixed-Methods Study to Inform Evaluation of Shelters for Abused Women

This journal article outlines the expansion of women's shelters from initially being safe havens for a short amount of time to providing more services such as crisis telephone lines, short-term counseling, programs for children and parenting support, and follow up...

WE Research – Young Women Work

This report explores the barriers and opportunities for young women in the “new” economy, and outlines Community Economic Development approaches to preventing poverty among young women ages 15 -24. The report notes which community supports young women in two inner-city...

The How’s and Why’s of Group Mentoring

This article explains some approaches to group mentorship and explains the differences between group mentorship and 'regular' classroom training.

Returning the Favor – Positive Employee Responses to Supervisor and Peer Support for Training Transfer

This journal article begins by stating that billions of dollars are spent annually on work-related training, and that human resource development literature has moved beyond the argument for training, and into the argument for accurate assessment of training. The work...

Literacy and Learning: Acknowledging Aboriginal Holistic Approaches to Learning in Relation to ‘Best Practices’ in Literacy Training Programs

This symposium examined perspectives around the traditional holistic approaches to literacy and learning which are apparent in First Nations, Aboriginal, and Indigenous ways of thinking and learning. The document describes the outline of the perspectives presented during the symposium. Present...