Category Archives: Federal Government and Literacy

Future Skills Council membership announced

Today the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour along with the Minister of Finance, made a full announcement about the Future Skills Centre and the Future Skills Council. (Eagle-eyed readers will have caught an error in an earlier blog … Continue reading

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Thank you Peter

Canada lost a staunch literacy advocate yesterday with the death of Peter Calamai. Peter wrote the publication, Broken words: Why five million Canadians are illiterate. A special Southam survey, in 1987. This landmark survey marked the first time that literacy … Continue reading

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REVISED – 2017-2018 Projects Funded by OLES

THIS IS AN EDITED POST. AN EARLIER POST WHICH I’VE DELETED HAD INCORRECT INFORMATION. MY APOLOGIES. Last week I posted the federal government’s spending for the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program managed by the Office of Literacy and … Continue reading

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Federal government spending on literacy and essential skills

Followers of my blog will know that I’ve been tracking the federal government’s spending on literacy and essential skills. One of my concerns has been the underspending by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) since the mid-2000s. I … Continue reading

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A national resource – COPIAN

For more than 25 years, anyone interested in resources related to adult literacy could consult the extensive library of NALD, later called COPIAN. This online database held hundreds of thousands of documents – research papers, curricula, project reports, conference proceedings. … Continue reading

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Senate Bill – Essential Skills Week

Last week, Senator Diane Bellemare introduced a bill entitled “An Act to establish Promotion of Essential Skills Learning Week” (Bill S254) in the Senate where it received 2nd reading. The bill will now go to committee for discussion. You can … Continue reading

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“The right to develop the literacy and essential skills…”

In a recent post, I mentioned the “Bradshaw Report” which outlined a pan-Canadian Literacy Strategy. Since I hadn’t looked at the report in a while, I decided to pull it up and see if it is still applicable today. Here’s … Continue reading

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