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.

Ontario’s Adult Education Consultation and an On-going Concern about a Seemingly Uncoordinated System

Originally posted on Policy Problems:
So much is happening in Ontario’s adult education system in a very short period of time that it becomes challenging to keep track of announcements and various initiatives. In just over a year, those working in…

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Who Should be Helped First? Employed Workers or the Unemployed?

Originally posted on The Welfare State Matters….:
With government resources always limited, would Canadians prefer that we spend more on training employed workers over the unemployed? I think this is unlikely. Yet that is exactly what the federal government’s Advisory…

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Does anyone have info about the Workforce Development Agreements?

I’m reaching out to all of you who follow my blog to see if anyone has information on the Workforce Development Agreements. I wrote in my blog post Budget 2017 – Skills and Training a Priority: The government is proposing … Continue reading

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Job Posting – National Events Manager

The Peter Gzowski Foundation for Literacy (PGFL) is looking for a National Events Manager. This part-time contract position will liaise with and provide remote event management support of Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) events undertaken by local PGI partners.  The closing … Continue reading

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Summary of Ontario LBS concerns

Yesterday I posted about Ontario’s consultations on its Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program and on strengthening its adult education system. Christine Pinsent-Johnson has taken the October 2017 Symposium report and re-organized it into a summary that follows the 8 … Continue reading

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Ontario consults on improvements to the adult literacy system

Following the 2017 evaluation of the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program, the government of Ontario has engaged the literacy field in seeking improvements to the program. The province held a consultation on October 5, 2017 with 250 people from … Continue reading

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Manitoba’s Learning for Life Literacy and Numeracy Summit

Over the next three days, the province of Manitoba is holding a summit as part of an effort to develop a long-term literacy and numeracy strategy for the province. Learning for Life: Charting the Future through Literacy and Numeracy participants … Continue reading

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