Category Archives: Literacy and Essential Skills

PIAAC Report – Health and Social Outcomes

The federal government and the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC) committed to a series of thematic reports based on the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). Recently I received a copy of “The Health … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the federal government’s literacy and essential skills program

The latest evaluation of the work of the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) has been posted (a shout-out to the Saskatchewan Literacy Network for finding and publicizing the report; the report is not on the OLES website but … Continue reading

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Ontario signs Workforce Development Agreement

One province has made it official by announcing it has signed a Workforce Development Agreement with the federal government. On May 2, 2018, Ontario announced $6 billion over six years (https://bit.ly/2rxgiF2). The $6 billion breaks down between the Workforce Development … Continue reading

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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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School named in honour of Joyce Fairbairn

Canada’s literacy senator, Joyce Fairbairn, will have a middle school named after her in her home town of Lethbridge (New public middle school named after Senator Joyce Fairbairn). Given Senator Fairbairn’s dedication to literacy, this is certainly a wonderful tribute … 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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Ontario’s Adult Education Consultation and an On-going Concern about a Seemingly Uncoordinated System

Originally posted on Policy Problems:
So much is happening in Ontario’s adult education system in a very short period of time that it becomes challenging to keep track of announcements and various initiatives. In just over a year, those working in…

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