Category Archives: Federal Budget

Ontario signs Workforce Development Agreement

One province has made it official by announcing it has signed a Workforce Development Agreement with the federal government. On May 2, 2018, Ontario announced $6 billion over six years (https://bit.ly/2rxgiF2). The $6 billion breaks down between the Workforce Development … Continue reading

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Federal government holds steady with literacy funding

Last week on April 16th, the federal government tabled its Main Estimates outlining its spending plan for 2018 – 2019. Planned spending for grants and contributions to not-for-profit, for-profit, and aboriginal organizations, municipal, provincial and territorial governments for adult learning, … Continue reading

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Budget 2018 – my thoughts and comments

The federal government tabled its 2018 budget on February 27th while I happened to be vacationing in sunny Cuba (the nerve, indeed!). Hence, this not particularly timely post with my take on the budget. Budget 2018 is built on a … Continue reading

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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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Budget 2017 – Skills and Training a Priority

Today the Minister of Finance tabled the 2017 federal budget (http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/home-accueil-en.html). While there is no mention of additional funds for adult literacy, the budget contains a number of items for those interested in adult learning and literacy as well as … Continue reading

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Budget 2016

The federal government brought down its first budget today. The government took baby steps towards fulfilling several of the campaign promises made regarding skills training and workforce development. Labour Market Training During the campaign the Liberals recognized the negative impact … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary! OLES Call for Concepts papers is celebrating its first birthday

Happy Anniversary! What? You didn’t remember! One year ago (actually January 21, 2015), the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills launched a call for concept papers with a deadline of February 18, 2015. The call was “to test innovative literacy … Continue reading

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