Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Centre  for Family Literacy has created an app  to help improve literacy

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Federal government underspends on literacy (once again…)

The federal Public Accounts for 2015-2016 were posted on October 25, 2016 [http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/recgen/cpc-pac/index-eng.html]. Once again, Employment and Social Development Canada underspent on literacy and essential skills projects leaving $13,133,194 on the table. Large lapses in the spending under the Adult … Continue reading

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Who’s Getting Funded? – take 2

[Something went wrong when I tried to post this] I recently was looking at the underspending by the federal government on literacy projects. This had me wondering what exactly was being funded. You may recall that in June 2014, core … Continue reading

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Thanks and Farewell to Gillian Mason

The literacy field continues to respond to the devastating end of core funding. ABC Life Literacy Canada’s Board of Directors recently decided it could only support staff directly connected to project funding and so Gillian Mason, the president for the … Continue reading

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Chinese Literacy Posters

I was recently in Beijing China on holidays and came across a series of literacy posters mounted on hoardings along a very busy street. I used Google Translate so no promises about the accuracy of the translation. It seems that … Continue reading

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Who’s getting funded?

I recently posted about the underspending by the federal government on literacy projects. This had me wondering what exactly was being funded. You may recall that in June 2014, core funding ended for national and provincial/territorial organizations, many of which … Continue reading

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