2016-2017 Projects funded by OLES

For an organization that hasn’t had a call for proposals since 2015, the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) found ways to spend $8.4 million in 2016-2017.

Unfortunately, you need to wait for the tabling of the annual Public Accounts to find out what OLES has spent and who were the recipients of that spending. If you go to the OLES website you’ll find an “OLES Project Database.” However, the most recent entries cover projects that started in 2010.

Government departments, in the name of transparency, are supposed to publish their grants and contributions spending. Employment and Social Development Canada’s “Transparency” section only contains projects funded in the first 6 months of 2016-2017. Moreover, the listing contains only 1 project funded by OLES.

Thankfully the Public Accounts lists the recipients of the OLES money although no information is published about what the projects are all about. Here are the projects that OLES spent $8.4 million on last fiscal year, and remember, it lapsed $9.5 million:

Public Accounts – 2016-2017

Contributions to not-for-profit, for-profit, and aboriginal organizations, municipal, provincial and territorial governments for adult learning, literacy and essential skills………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8,457,994

Actions interculturelles de développement et d’éducation, Sherbrooke, Quebec…… 332,233

Alberta Rural Development Network, Sherwood Park, Alberta…………………………… 630,816

Colleges and Institutes Canada, Ottawa, Ontario………………………………………………. 404,122

Community Business Development Corporation Restigouche, Campbellton, New Brunswick……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 500,943

Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation, Montréal, Quebec…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 390,285

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia………………………………………………………. 152,605

Frontier College, Toronto, Ontario…………………………………………………………………… 771,529

Government of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick……………………….. 2,000,000

Nunavut Literacy Council, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut………………………………………. 1,224,644

Saint John Learning Exchange, Saint John, New Brunswick………………………………. 287,518

Skills Canada, Ottawa, Ontario……………………………………………………………………….. 426,594

Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario…………………….. 236,136

Workplace Education Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba………………………………………. 365,534

Young Women’s Christian Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario…………………… 581,040

Transfer payments under $100,000 (2 recipients)…………………………………………….. 153,995

 

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About Brigid Hayes

Brigid Hayes has developed an expertise in learning that spans almost 30 years as a senior policy advisor, program manager and partnership developer. Her knowledge of and experience in workplace literacy and learning has contributed to her recognition as an expert in this field, and she has undertaken significant activities to both help promote and enhance literacy and lifelong learning. Brigid works as an independent consultant and expert advisor on learning, literacy, and work. She has successfully developed a strategic planning and policy development practice involving workplace literacy, essential skills, partnership development, research, and evaluation.
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One Response to 2016-2017 Projects funded by OLES

  1. Brigid, just wanted to let you know that this information you hunt down is so important. I shared it with my MP Joyce Murray, and others in my CAPU dept have shared this and the previous blog about lapsed funds along to theirs. Someone needs to ask questions in admin or in the House. Thanks for being you.

    Tracy

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