With all the discussion about the end of core funding for the national and provincial/territorial literacy coalitions and the lack of information from the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) about successful applicants under the Pan-Canadian Network call for proposals, I got to thinking, “what exactly is OLES funding?”
To find out the answer to this question, I went to the Employment and Social Development Canada website. The OLES page has a database of funded projects – but it’s at least two fiscal years out-of-date and impossible to browse.
Then, I went back to the main ESDC page and at the bottom left hand side, found the term “Transparency.” I knew, as a former public servant, that all grants and contributions over $25,000 have to be posted. Most Canadians would be hard pressed to find this link and realize it eventually leads to a listing of grants and contributions.
Here’s what I found for the past two fiscal years – the name of the organization and the amount of the contribution funded under the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program (ALLESP) administered by OLES. Unfortunately, project descriptions are not provided. The listing does not include projects funded under EI Part II.
It would be helpful to know what the projects were about and their outcomes, perhaps even have access to reports. This would give us all an idea of what matters to OLES.
Typically, I would look to COPIAN to see if there was any information about these projects, but alas, today, that’s not an option.
So, this is what happens when you click on “Transparency”…
|April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013|
|30/11/2012||ABC Life Literacy Canada||$ 608,365.00|
|26/02/2013||Canadian Apprenticeship Forum||$ 579,680.00|
|19/03/2013||Canadian Apprenticeship Forum||$ 619,438.00|
|30/10/2012||Community Adult Learning Service Branch||$ 381,570.00|
|18/03/2013||Dalhousie University||$ 373,109.00|
|30/04/2012||Douglas College||$ 89,995.00|
|01/03/2013||Trucking Human Resource Sector Council||$ 640,211.00|
|April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014|
|21/06/2013||Actions Interculturelles de développement et d’éducation (AIDE)||$ 1,380,948.00|
|20/11/2013||Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society||$ 2,270,186.00|
|14/09/2013||Association des collèges communautaires du Canada (ACCC)||$ 2,750,000.00|
|05/04/2013||CBDC Restigouche Inc.||$ 1,925,839.00|
|31/05/2013||Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning||$ 1,460,097.00|
|19/06/2013||Douglas College||$ 1,868,025.00|
|27/06/2013||Essential Skills Ontario||$ 1,028,474.00|
|30/04/2013||Essential Skills Ontario||$ 1,450,339.00|
|31/05/2013||Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium of Canada||$ 673,944.00|
|23/08/2013||Literacy Alberta Society||$ 2,018,500.00|
|04/07/2013||Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC)||$ 829,599.00|
|24/01/2014||The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation||$ 1,239,147.00|
|10/05/2013||Université du Québec à Montréal||$ 332,833.00|
|30/08/2013||Workplace Education Manitoba Steering Committee||$ 2,138,248.00|
|27/02/2014||YWCA Of Greater Toronto||$ 1,848,974.00|