Category Archives: Federal Budget

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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Essential Skills Ontario…yet another closure

Essential Skills Ontario announced today it is closing at the end of June. This is another in a series of closures among literacy organizations. What makes this closure especially difficult is that not even a year ago, the organization’s stability, … Continue reading

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Centre for Literacy to close

Another literacy organization has been forced to close its doors. The Centre for Literacy under the leadership of Linda Shohet has for 25 years been a focal point for research, debate and collaboration on critical literacy issues in this country. … Continue reading

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Harper government left $97M unspent on social services, report shows – Politics – CBC News

As those of you who follow my blog know, I’ve been posting about the incredible lapses in spending on literacy every year (see the latest at: http://wp.me/p43NdI-3V). Since 2006-07, over $77 million has gone unspent. I thought that this was … Continue reading

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Literacy and Essential Skills spending

Further to my post, here is a chart showing planned and actual spending on literacy and essential skills since the Conservatives formed the government in 2006.

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