ERIC Number: ED479999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Canadians Speak on Innovation and Learning=Les Canadiens, L'Innovation et L'Apprentissage.
This publication captures the thoughts, suggestions, and concerns Canadians expressed through an engagement process on behalf of the Government of Canada to animate discussion on Canada's innovation and learning challenges. The chapters provide summaries of what different groups had to say in relation to these key challenge areas and themes set out in strategy papers: research and development and commercialization; learning and immigration systems; skills; taxation and regulation; and community innovative capacity. Chapters 2-9 summarize what was said by people in Canada's regions; young Canadians; aboriginal groups; business associations, labor and economic development organizations, and sector councils; industry sectors; small and medium-sized businesses; the academic community; and provincial and territorial governments. Chapter 10 highlights the major suggested actions and recommendations brought forth or endorsed through the endorsement process in these areas: strengthening the learning process; building an inclusive and skilled work force; enhancing the innovation environment; improving research, development, and commercialization; and strengthening communities. The appendix presents a summary of the major goals, targets, and milestones laid out in Achieving Excellence and Knowledge Matters. A French language version is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Attitudes, Business, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Development, Creativity, Developed Nations, Economic Development, Educational Development, Educational Research, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Innovation, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Public Opinion, Research and Development, Technology Transfer
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
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Identifiers - Location: Canada