Category Archives: Literacy and Essential Skills

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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Summary of Ontario LBS concerns

Yesterday I posted about Ontario’s consultations on its Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program and on strengthening its adult education system. Christine Pinsent-Johnson has taken the October 2017 Symposium report and re-organized it into a summary that follows the 8 … Continue reading

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Ontario consults on improvements to the adult literacy system

Following the 2017 evaluation of the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program, the government of Ontario has engaged the literacy field in seeking improvements to the program. The province held a consultation on October 5, 2017 with 250 people from … Continue reading

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Manitoba’s Learning for Life Literacy and Numeracy Summit

Over the next three days, the province of Manitoba is holding a summit as part of an effort to develop a long-term literacy and numeracy strategy for the province. Learning for Life: Charting the Future through Literacy and Numeracy participants … 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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SARN re-imagined

The Saskatchewan Applied Research Network or SARN will no longer be funded by the government of Saskatchewan. SARN is now a sub-committee of the Saskatchewan Adult Basic Education Association (SABEA) where the SARN team remains available to advise and train … 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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