This special issue publication of the The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) brings together a range of concerned, expert voices to examine the role of education and skills in tackling poverty and low pay. As contributors to this issue show, education and skills have a huge potential role in generating the productivity which enables higher wages and help create not only more jobs but, critically, better jobs.
The Working with the Community project developed tools and practices to meet the Essential Skills requirements in the Canadian labour force, in colleges and in the workplace. The Essential Skills Good Practices Guide offers solutions to increase learner success, improve access to jobs, and develop college capacity to integrate ES in programs.
Community economic development is not generally considered by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to meet a charitable purpose. However, community economic development activities can be charitable when they further a charitable purpose. CRA has released a set of guidelines outlining what community economic development activities may be considered charitable in Canada. Read more HERE.
Five of the custom SmartForce NL courseware bundles related to Human Resources specific to Newfoundland and Labrador have been released! The course content was developed based on direct feedback from employers in all regions of the province regarding their most pressing human resource challenges. CLICK HERE for more information.
The HR Council's monthly electronic newsletter featuring news and information related to HR and workplace issues in the nonprofit sector in Canada. Click HERE for more information, or to subscribe.
AlphaPlus recently had a great write-up on the benefits of using MailChimp for email campaigns. Literacy NL began using MailChimp last fall, and we can't say enough good things about it. But don't take our word for it - sign-up for free!
Canada World Youth (CWY) is accepting applications for youth interns as part of CIDA’s International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative. CWY is hosting a total of 10 internships with overseas placements occurring in Nicaragua, Peru or Tanzania. Internships aim to improve young Aboriginal women and men’s skills to engage in international development, to develop their employment skills and to promote international development work in Canada.
A pilot program at Memorial University is connecting community sector organizations with students in Memorial's co-operative education program. Advancing Non-Profit and Voluntary Investments in Learning (ANVIL) has already placed students with non-profits around the province, but would like to place more!
Many nonprofits and social benefit organizations worldwide serve the needs of low-income, underserved populations and create positive social change. We believe these organizations could have even greater impact through the appropriate use of technology. This requires assistance with obtaining, using, and sustaining technology.