Category Archives: Federal Government and Literacy

“Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: More Educated but Less Skilled Canadians”

The C.D. Howe Institute released a report entitled “Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: More Educated but Less Skilled Canadians” by Parisa Mahboubi. The author looks at differences in literacy skills comparing 2003 (IALSS) and 2012 (PIAAC). Canada and Norway were the … Continue reading

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A chronology of adult education and literacy in Francophone minority communities

RESDAC (Le Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences) in partnership with CDÉACF (Le Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine) have put together a chronology of adult education and literacy in Francophone minority … Continue reading

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2016-2017 Projects funded by OLES

For an organization that hasn’t had a call for proposals since 2015, the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) found ways to spend $8.4 million in 2016-2017. Unfortunately, you need to wait for the tabling of the annual Public … Continue reading

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Once again, OLES lapses millions of dollars targeted for literacy and essential skills

In what has become an annual blog post, I am writing once again about the lapse in spending by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Employment and Social Development Canada. The 2016-2017 Public Accounts was recently tabled in … Continue reading

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Literacy Nova Scotia International Literacy Day statement

Below is a news release from Literacy Nova Scotia outlining the dire situation facing literacy programs and coalitions. For Immediate Release: International Literacy Day 2017 Friday September 8, 2017 is International Literacy Day, a time to acknowledge the importance of … 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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Citizenship, social cohesion and literacy

I ran across an article from some time ago making the case for a link between literacy levels and active citizenship. Given some of the conditions being faced in the world today, I thought it would be helpful to share … Continue reading

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