According to the Public Accounts, OLES spent $24,552,359 in fiscal year 2018-2019 under the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program (ALLESP) – 99% of its total budget.
While the Main Estimates allocated $18,009,000, the program received an additional $6,756,410 to make up the total of $24.5m. It spent all but $213,051 of those additional funds. I see a listing for the Government of Quebec for $6,400,000 which might explain why OLES received the the additional funds.
Since 2016-2017, the first full year of the Trudeau government, ALLESP spending has gone from 47% of funds approved by Parliament to 99% in 2018-2019.
The following is the list organizations and the amount of funds received in 2018-2019. Many of these are multi-year projects either having started in prior years and/or continuing into the next few years, so the amounts listed here are only what were paid out in 2018-2019. Public Accounts does not provide information on the nature of the project. All funds were given out under 33 contribution agreements; no funds were provided as grants.
Not all OLES sponsored projects are listed since OLES uses EI Part II funds for some of the projects while 5 projects were under $100,000 and so the name of the group is not listed.
|Aboriginal Community Careers Services Society, West Vancouver, British Columbia||$519,153|
|Alberta Rural Development Network, Sherwood Park, Alberta||$185,973|
|Biotalent Canada, Ottawa, Ontario||$357,495|
|Bow Valley College, Calgary, Alberta||$738,764|
|BuildForce Canada, Ottawa, Ontario||$1,357,104|
|Coalition ontarienne de formation des adultes, Ottawa, Ontario||$358,896|
|Community Business Development Corporation Restigouche, Campbellton, New Brunswick||$573,365|
|Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation, Montréal, Quebec||$173,885|
|ECO Canada, Calgary, Alberta||$1,002,887|
|Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium of Canada, Owen Sound, Ontario||$1,290,026|
|Government of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick||$1,997,173|
|Government of Quebec, Québec, Quebec||$6,400,000|
|ITANS Information Technology Industry Alliance of Nova Scotia, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia||$324,633|
|Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services, Thunder Bay, Ontario||$1,627,070|
|LearnSphere Canada Inc, Fredericton, New Brunswick||$482,286|
|Louis Riel Institute, Winnipeg, Manitoba||$1,030,324|
|Mining Industry Human Resources Council, Ottawa, Ontario||$470,872|
|NEC Native Education College, Vancouver, British Columbia||$305,825|
|NorQuest College, Edmonton, Alberta||$880,251|
|Nunavut Literacy Council, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut||$401,755|
|Ottawa Chinese Community Centre, Ottawa, Ontario||$678,588|
|PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs, Toronto, Ontario||$374,060|
|Saint John Learning Exchange, Saint John, New Brunswick||$317,172|
|Skanehionkwaioteh Inc, Ohsweken, Ontario||$736,037|
|Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario||$556,505|
|University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario||$238,650|
|Yellowhead Tribal Development Foundation, Enoch, Alberta||$548,466|
|Young Women’s Christian Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario||$357,426|
|Payments under $100,000 (5)||$267,718|