Centres and Organizations

Canadian Resource Centres, Programs and Organizations

ABC Canada Literacy Foundation is a national charity committed to promoting literacy.
http://www.abc-canada.org/en/workplace_literacy

Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Web page for Canadian adult educators that provides information about upcoming programs, reviews of previous conferences and links to different groups interested in adult education. http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/maineng.html

Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) http://www.cauce-aepuc.ca/

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) is a non-profit, business-led , national membership organization of Canadian companies who have made a commitment to operate in a socially, environmentally and financially responsible manner, and who recognize the interests of their stakeholders, including, investors, customers, employees, business partners, local communities and the environment and society at large. http://www.cbsr.ca/

Canadian Council on Learning provide Canadians with the most current information about effective approaches to learning for learners, educators, employers and policy-makers.
http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/AboutCCL/WhatWeDo/?Language=EN

The Canadian Policy Research Network (CPRN) is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to create knowledge and lead public debate on social and economic issues important to the well being of Canadians. http://www.cprn.org

The Center on Education and Training for Employment brings together national and international clients from education, governmental agencies, organized labor, and public and private entities to generate knowledge useful for understanding workforce development and develop, implement, and evaluate workforce development programs and policies that are informed by best practices and research. http://www.cete.org/centergram/centergramfall2006.pdf

The Center on Education and Training for Employment engages with state, national, and international clients from education, governmental agencies, organized labor, and public and private entities to: Generate knowledge useful for understanding workforce development; Develop, implement, and evaluate workforce development programs and policies that are informed by best practices and research; Develop workforce development leaders who serve in a variety of roles and contexts; Provide technical assistance in ways that will positively influence the actions of educational professionals, organization managers, and scholars involved in developing the current and future global workforce. http://cete.org

Centre for Research on Work and Society, York University http://www.yorku.ca/crws

Co-operative Education and Workplace Learning (CEWL) is a research program at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. http://educ.queensu.ca/~cewl/

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) at OISE in Toronto http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/sese/csew/ .

The Education, Training and Employment Research Network (Université du Québec a Montréal) http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/SSG/tf00111e.html

Education, Work and Learning Research Group (EWLRG) provides an academic home in which researchers focus on topics related to emerging approaches to education, work, and learning. http://educ.queensu.ca/~ewlrg/

The Labour Education and Training Research Network, York University http://www.yorku.ca/crws/network/english/english.htm

Labour Education Centre - a project of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council in partnership with George Brown University http://www.laboureducation.org/

Labour Studies at Athabasca University http://www.athabascau.ca/labourstudies/research.htm

Learning and Working: Changing Patterns of School to Work Transitions in Canada. A research project co-directed by H. Krahn and G. Lowe http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/transition/project_overview.htm

The Network for the Evaluation of Education and Training Technologies, McMaster University http://socserv2.mcmaster.ca/srnet/evnet.htm

Research Network for New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL)Their basic objectives are to document current relations between informal learning and formal/nonformal education, identify major social barriers to integrating informal learning with formal/nonformal programs and certification, and support new program initiatives that promise to overcome such barriers. http://www.nall.ca

The Work and Lifelong Learning Research Network (WALL) is a research network that endeavours to identify gaps in workplace training and education in Canada and bring visibility to current learning and work issues and trends. http://www.wallnetwork.ca/index.html

The Work and Learning Knowledge Centre was created to help ensure that Canadians continue to learn for work and from work, and to improve their opportunities for a successful and fulfilling career. Its purpose is to identify and capture existing knowledge on workplace learning, package it and use it to influence the learning decisions of stakeholders groups.
http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/AboutCCL/KnowledgeCentres/WorkandLearning/?Language=EN

Canadian Government Sites

Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC): Essential Skills Launched in 1994, the Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP) has conducted over 3,000 interviews representing 180 occupations. Findings examine how the essential skills were used in various jobs. http://www15.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/awm/default.asp

International Centres, Organizations and Programs

For a listing of links to information on education/adult and community learning, check out www.support4learning.org.uk/education/adult.htm

The Australian Centre for Organisational, Vocational and Adult Learning (OVAL) leads Australian research and development work in developing understandings of the relationship between learning and work. http://www.oval.uts.edu.au/

International Workplace Studies Program at Cornell University studies ecologies of the workplace. http://iwsp.human.cornell.edu/aboutiwsp.html

The Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester http://www.clms.le.ac.uk

ESREA - European Society for Research on the Education of Adults promotes and disseminates theoretical and empirical research on the education of adults and adult learning in Europe through research networks, conferences and publications. http://www.esrea.org

Learning Lab Denmark is a centre for research on learning, affiliated to the Danish University of Education. Their aim is to solve urgent societal problems related to learning, through experimental and practice-oriented research and development activities. http://www.lld.dk

NIACE - is The National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education - England and Wales. Its aim is to promote the study and general advancement of adult continuing education.
http://www.niace.org.uk/

New Perspectives for Learning - Improving Human Research Potential and the Socio-economic Knowledge Base. http://www.pjb.co.uk/npl

SCUTREA - is the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults. http://www.scutrea.ac.uk/

The Southern Cross Institute of Action Research, SCIAR, is a research and consultancy institute located within Southern Cross University and specialising in applications of these research methodologies, including action learning. http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/index.php?page_id=96&menu=5_113  

Tavistock Institute conducts research, consultancy, evaluation, and professional development to support change and learning. http://www.tavinstitute.org/

Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, "undertakes socially committed academic and applied research into all aspects of working lives, emphasising equality and social justice, and working for and in partnership with trade unions".
http://www.workinglives.org/

The Workplace Education Research Consortium (WERC) is located in the School of Professional Development and Leadership at the University of New England (Australia) http://www.une.edu.au/sat/werc