Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Education and Learning

Never has the need for Canada to have a highly skilled, well-educated workforce been more urgent. Shifting demographics, globalization and technological change mean that a substantial investment in knowledge and skills development is essential to competitiveness and personal well-being.

CPRN has several research streams underway to determine what is needed to make sure Canada's workforce is well equipped for the future. Our Project, Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market, examines what helps and hinders young people on their route from school to a good job. CPRN is exploring Canada's capacity for adult learning – both employer driven and as pursued by individuals themselves. We have also investigated Canada's system of post-secondary education asking such questions as:

  • What determines access?
  • How to define quality?
  • How can we foster quality without compromising access?

 


Sub-areas:



Publications:

Title Type Publishedsort desc.
Enhancing Access to Post-Secondary Education in Canada: An Exploration of Early Intervention Initiatives in Selected Countries Research Report 26 Jan 2010
Aboriginal Education: Strengthening the Foundations Research Report 17 Dec 2009
Investing in Aboriginal Education in Canada: An Economic Perspective Research Report 17 Dec 2009
Time to Let Aboriginal Youth Shape Their Future Commentary 10 Sep 2009
Economic Downturn Heightens Wood Buffalo's Challenges Commentary 16 Apr 2009
Pathways for First Nation and Métis Youth in the Oil Sands Research Report 16 Apr 2009
Fostering Employer Investment in Workplace Learning: Report on a Series of Regional Roundtables Research Report 2 Apr 2009
Lessons from Other Countries Regarding Incentives for Employer-Sponsored Training Presentation 26 Mar 2009
Lessons from Other Countries Regarding Incentives for Employer-Sponsored Training Research Report 26 Mar 2009
A New Perspective on Canada's Literacy Deficit Commentary 12 Mar 2009
Employer Investment in Workplace Learning: Report on the Edmonton Roundtable Research Report 19 Feb 2009
What’s Next? Report on the Forum on the Future of Higher Education in Canada Research Report 23 Oct 2008
Enhancing the Flow of Supply and Demand Information among Training Institutions, Students, and Employers Research Report 16 Oct 2008
Employer Investment in Workplace Learning: Report on the Yellowknife Roundtable Research Report 18 Sep 2008
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market: A Synthesis Report Research Report 2 Sep 2008
Employer Investment in Workplace Learning: Report on the Halifax Roundtable Research Report 29 May 2008
Connecting Supply and Demand in Canada's Youth Labour Market Research Report 17 Apr 2008
Employer Investment in Workplace Learning: Report on the Toronto Roundtable Research Report 3 Apr 2008
Asset-building Approaches and the Search for a New Social Policy Architecture in Canada Research Report 27 Mar 2008
Implementing the School-to-Work Transition in Québec Research Report 13 Mar 2008
From School to the Labour Market in Québec: Analysis of Student Trajectories in Terms of Previous Learning Path and Early Labour Market Experience Research Report 31 Jan 2008
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market Presentation 29 Nov 2007
Towards an Effective Adult Learning System: Report on a Series of Regional Roundtables Research Report 15 Nov 2007
Education-to-Labour Market Pathways of Canadian Youth: Findings from the Youth in Transition Survey Research Report 1 Nov 2007
Financial Literacy: Lessons from International Experience Research Report 27 Sep 2007
Towards an Effective Adult Learning System: Report on the Calgary Roundtable Research Report 14 Jun 2007
The Feds Are Widening, Not Closing, the Prosperity Gap Commentary 31 May 2007
Trading Up – High School and Beyond: Five Illustrative Canadian Case Studies Research Report 31 May 2007
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market Presentation 24 May 2007
Towards Effective Adult Learning Systems in Western Canada Presentation 24 May 2007
Vers un système efficace d'éducation et de formation des adultes : Rapport de la table ronde de Montréal Research Report 17 May 2007
The Labour Crunch: Waste Not, Want Not Policy Briefs 19 Apr 2007
Employer Investment in Workplace Learning in Canada Presentation 12 Apr 2007
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market: An Overview of High School Initiatives Research Report 5 Apr 2007
Towards an Effective Adult Learning System: Report on the Toronto Roundtable Research Report 29 Mar 2007
Fostering Quality in Canada's Post-secondary Institutions Presentation 8 Mar 2007
Towards an Effective Adult Learning System: Report on the Atlantic Roundtable Research Report 1 Mar 2007
Moving Forward on Workplace Learning Research Report 8 Feb 2007
Le décrochage scolaire : Perspective internationale et pistes de réflexion de politiques Presentation 7 Dec 2006
Canada's Young Drop-outs – What Needs to be Done Policy Briefs 30 Nov 2006
Getting to College or University Not Just About Money Policy Briefs 30 Nov 2006
Pathways of Alberta Youth through the Post-secondary System into the Labour Market, 1996-2003 Research Report 16 Nov 2006
Employer Investment in Workplace Learning in Canada Research Report 14 Sep 2006
Fostering Quality in Canada's Post-secondary Institutions Research Report 7 Sep 2006
Employability in Canada - Transcript Other 11 Aug 2006
Career Development Services for Canadian Youth: Access, Adequacy and Accountability Research Report 6 Jul 2006
Self-assessed Returns to Adult Education: Life-long Learning and the Educationally Disadvantaged Research Report 9 Jun 2006
Too Many Left Behind: Canada's Adult Education and Training System Research Report 9 Jun 2006
Innovation and Differentiation in Canada's Post-secondary Institutions Research Report 2 Jun 2006
Without a Roadmap: Government Funding and Regulation of Canada's Universities and Colleges Research Report 9 Dec 2005
From Education to Work: A Difficult Transition for Young Adults with Low Levels of Education Presentation 11 Nov 2005
Without a Paddle: What to do About Canada's Young Drop-outs Research Report 14 Oct 2005
Without a Paddle: What to do About Canada's Young Drop-outs - Provincial/Regional Statistical Figures and Tables: Supplement Research Report 14 Oct 2005
From Education to Work: A Difficult Transition for Young Adults with Low Levels of Education Research Report 2 Jun 2005
Quality of Post-secondary Education: What We Don't Know Is Hurting Us Commentary 27 May 2005
Measuring the Quality of Post-secondary Education: Concepts, Current Practices and a Strategic Plan Research Report 8 Apr 2005
Getting There and Staying There: Low-income Students and Post-secondary Education Research Report 24 Mar 2005
Research Summary Table: Access to PSE Other 24 Mar 2005
CPRN's Project on Achieving Access and Excellence in Canada's Post-Secondary Institutions Presentation 7 Feb 2005
Skills Upgrading Initiatives in Canada: Regional Case Studies Research Report 21 Jan 2005
Work Network Theme Changes Other 17 Dec 2004
The Quality of Public Education in Canada - Measuring Success Other 9 May 2003
Access to Post-Secondary Education: Facts and Gaps - Conference Report Other 27 Sep 2002
Working and Learning in the Information Age: A Profile of Canadians Research Report 19 Apr 2002
Best Practices in Enhancing Aboriginal Participation in Post-secondary Education: Canadian and International Perspectives Presentation 6 Apr 2002
Improving Student Aid Needs Assessment – Issues and Options Presentation 6 Apr 2002
Increasing Student Persistence in PSE: A U.S. Perspective Presentation 6 Apr 2002
Investing Early: Characteristics and Best Practices for Early Intervention Programs in Selected U.S. States Presentation 6 Apr 2002
Report on Student Income and Expenditure Survey Presentation 6 Apr 2002
The Skills and Learning Agenda Presentation 6 Apr 2002
What Really Happened in the 1990s: New Data on Student Borrowing and Student Debt Presentation 6 Apr 2002
Academic Achievement among Canadian Youth – Results from the Program for International Student Assessment and the Youth in Transition Survey Presentation 5 Apr 2002
Psychosocial and Developmental Barriers to Post-secondary Education Presentation 5 Apr 2002
Trends in Post-secondary Participation and Costs Presentation 5 Apr 2002
Why Don't They Go On: Factors Affecting Youth Who Do Not Pursue Post-secondary Education Presentation 5 Apr 2002
Expert Panel on Student Achievement Goals: Raising the Literacy Bar Other 4 Dec 2001
Report on the National Roundtable on Learning Other 8 Jun 2001
Learning in the 21st Century: Key Issues and Questions Research Report 20 Mar 2001
Summary of Workshop Discussion - Research Workshop on Post-secondary Access and Student Financial Aid Other 13 Mar 2001
Post-secondary Access and Student Financial Aid in Canada: Current Knowledge and Research Gaps Research Report 1 Mar 2001
Barriers to Employer-Sponsored Training in Canada Research Report 7 Jul 1998
Training for the New Economy - A Synthesis Report Research Report 25 Jun 1998
Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Work and Employment in Canada Research Report 6 Feb 1998
Youth and Work in Troubled Times: A Report on Canada in the 1990s Research Report 18 Jan 1997





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Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation is a private and autonomous organization established by an Act of Parliament in 1998 with an endowment of $2.5 billion to help Canadians meet the challenges of a rapidly changing economy and society by creating opportunities for them to pursue their post-secondary education.