Monthly Archives: May 2015

Essential Skills Ontario…yet another closure

Essential Skills Ontario announced today it is closing at the end of June. This is another in a series of closures among literacy organizations. What makes this closure especially difficult is that not even a year ago, the organization’s stability, … Continue reading

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Centre for Literacy to close

Another literacy organization has been forced to close its doors. The Centre for Literacy under the leadership of Linda Shohet has for 25 years been a focal point for research, debate and collaboration on critical literacy issues in this country. … Continue reading

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Canada Job Grant: “an amazing success” but for whom?

Federal Minister Pierre Poilievre took the opportunity last week while announcing another Canada-Ontario Job Grant, to tout the “amazing success” of the program. So far the Ontario Job Grant program has approved grants to 2,200 employers for training for 15,600 … Continue reading

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Harper government left $97M unspent on social services, report shows – Politics – CBC News

As those of you who follow my blog know, I’ve been posting about the incredible lapses in spending on literacy every year (see the latest at: http://wp.me/p43NdI-3V). Since 2006-07, over $77 million has gone unspent. I thought that this was … Continue reading

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Blog: What Works? | SARN.ca | Inquire, Reflect and Share

The Saskatchewan Action Research Network has been reviewing how various provinces in the west deal with adult education. The latest blog post features Lynette Plett in conversation with Allan Quigley about how things work in Manitoba. You can read all … Continue reading

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Manitoba increases funding to literacy and some interesting budget items from other provinces/territories

Last week the Manitoba government tabled its main estimates. It increased funding to Adult Learning Centres (which provide programming to obtain the mature grade 12 diploma) by 4.2% from $16,617,000 to $17,315,000. Funding to Adult Literacy Programs was increased by … Continue reading

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