Category Archives: Federal Government and Literacy

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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“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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