Category Archives: Employment and Social Development Canada

A national resource – COPIAN

For more than 25 years, anyone interested in resources related to adult literacy could consult the extensive library of NALD, later called COPIAN. This online database held hundreds of thousands of documents – research papers, curricula, project reports, conference proceedings. … Continue reading

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Senate Bill – Essential Skills Week

Last week, Senator Diane Bellemare introduced a bill entitled “An Act to establish Promotion of Essential Skills Learning Week” (Bill S254) in the Senate where it received 2nd reading. The bill will now go to committee for discussion. You can … Continue reading

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“The right to develop the literacy and essential skills…”

In a recent post, I mentioned the “Bradshaw Report” which outlined a pan-Canadian Literacy Strategy. Since I hadn’t looked at the report in a while, I decided to pull it up and see if it is still applicable today. Here’s … Continue reading

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Down memory lane

Last week I shared information about Christine Featherstone’s untimely death and her contribution to literacy (Christine Featherstone, literacy advocate). My former NLS colleague and still friend Ted Norris unearthed this lovely photo of Chris from 2005. Along with Chris, are … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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