Author Archives: Brigid Hayes

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.

OLES funds project for Indigenous people

Last week, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour announced a new OLES project taking place in Vancouver. I was pleased to see the announcement, transparency is good, and I will be interested to follow this project as it … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal People, Employment and Social Development Canada, ESDC, Federal Government and Literacy, Indigenous People, Literacy and Essential Skills, Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Skills | 1 Comment

Congratulations to the Further Education Society of Alberta

ABC Life Literacy Canada has awarded this year’s Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award (LIA) to the Further Education Society of Alberta (FESA) located in Calgary AB. The award recognizes “New Beginnings: A Community Response to … Continue reading

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Literacy & Numeracy recognized in Poverty Reduction Strategy

On August 21, 2018, Jean-Yves Dulcos, Minister of Families Children and Social Development, released Opportunity for All: Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy / Une chance pour tous : la première Stratégie canadienne de réduction de la pauvreté. This document is … Continue reading

Posted in ABC Canada, Aboriginal People, Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Policy, Employment and Social Development Canada, ESDC, Federal Government and Literacy, Frontier College, International Literacy Surveys, Labour Market Agreements, Literacy and Essential Skills, PIAAC, Poverty Reduction Strategy, Skills, Workforce Development Agreements | 2 Comments

Getting serious about labour market information

Labour market information (LMI) – how to collect it, how to share it, how to use it – has been a challenge for this country. LMI has been defined as “information concerning conditions in, or the operation of, the labour … Continue reading

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Literacy and Essential Skills in Official Language Minority Communities

Several months ago, a significant report on literacy and essential skills in official language minority communities was released. The comprehensive report entitled « Développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences essentielles (DACE) dans les communautés de langue officielle en situation minoritaire (CLOSM) »/“Literacy … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Policy, Employment and Social Development Canada, ESDC, Federal Government and Literacy, Francophone literacy, Literacy and Essential Skills, Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) | 1 Comment

SRDC seeking an experienced researcher

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) has posted the following job notice: Experienced Researcher(s) The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation is a non-profit organization primarily involved in the design, research, and evaluation of social programs and policies. Since 1991, … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems: Evaluation of the Labour Market Development Agreements | The Welfare State Matters….

For anyone working with the unemployed and return to work efforts, this post by Donna Wood is worth a read: The Labour Market Development Agreements or LMDAs are the mechanism used by the Government of Canada to transfer Employment Insurance … Continue reading

Posted in Employment and Social Development Canada, ESDC, Labour Market Agreements, Workforce Development Agreements