Category Archives: Federal Budget

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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…helping to fight the federal deficit

As we await next week’s federal budget, I thought it would be a good time to look at federal spending for the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program (ALLESP) (administered by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES)). … Continue reading

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“What You Need to Know About the Canada Job Fund” published by the Caledon Institute

The Caledon Institute of Social Policy approached me to publish a revised version of my paper “What You Need to Know About the Canada Job Fund“. The Caledon Institute provides a vital forum for Canadians who care about social policy, … Continue reading

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Summary of the Canada Job Fund

I fear some may have been put off by the daunting 80 page report I posted here the other day. For your reading ease and sanity, here is a summary of that paper with most everything you’ll need to know … Continue reading

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