Literature Database

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Peer Support in Adult Mental Health Services – A Metasynthesis of Qualitative Findings

This journal article suggests that Peer Support service draws on direct and shared experience as a resource for mutual benefit. Peer Support workers are those who have survived a psychiatric disability, can give useful support, and provide encouragement. The article...

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...

Improving the Participation of Under-utilized Talent of People with Physical Disabilities in the Canadian Labor Market: A Scoping Review

This report suggests that a solution to labor shortages can be found in the promotion of inclusion of under-utilized groups in the Canadian workforce. It is reported that in Canada there are approximately 2.4 million working-age individuals who are living...

Group Mentoring as an Alternative Model for Women

This article reviews the opportunities for women in sport careers to gain access to leadership positions. It is suggested that organizations are now acknowledging the benefits of mentorship opportunities for women wanting to advance in the field. However, the work...

Fostering Trust in Mentoring Relationships: An Exploratory Study

This article sheds light on what predicts how trust is formed, fostered and lost in a mentoring context by examining factors that may influence perceptions of ability, benevolence, integrity and risk. Several protégé behaviors were identified that influenced perceptions of...

Feeling poor – the Felt Experience of Low-Income Lone Mothers

This paper exposes the lived experiences of low-income lone mothers and suggests that 'feeling poor' involves many complicated emotions, and is complex for these mothers. Some of the bigger impacts were feelings of isolation, guilt, and loneliness. This could have...

Engendering Citizenship A Critical Feminist Analysis of Canadian Welfare-to-Work Policies and the Employment Experiences of Lone Mothers

This article examines the history of in Canada with a market-oriented approach (welfare-to-work) as a method of reforming the welfare system. In the 90's, Canada began to rethink income security, and this article examines what it means to be on...

Employment for People with Disabilities in Nova Scotia: From the perspectives of service providers and individuals with disabilities

This thesis begins by examining a recent report commissioned by the Federal Government of Canada, entitled Rethinking disability in the Private Sector, which stated that almost 795,000 people with disabilities who are of working age, and are both willing and...

Effective Mentoring

This article indicates that it is necessary to build and retain a solid workforce through mentoring. The context of this article is in the world of a library, and what mentorship relationships look like in that kind of workplace. The...

Counseling Reentry Women: An Overview

This article examines the link between career counseling and the employment opportunities for re-entry women. Re-entry women are those re-entering the workforce after 3 to 35 years absence. It examines the role of career counselors to help women navigate a...

Corporate Mentorship Program Leadership Excellence Essentials

This article outlines the top six benefits to corporations having an organized and formal mentorship program for incoming employees. It explores these benefits, and emphasizes the importance of non-profit mentorship programs, as well as offers some comments on the nature...