Category Archives: Literacy and Essential Skills

“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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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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Ontario increases its Literacy and Basic Skills budget

Last week, the Ontario Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development announced an increase of $85 million over for years for the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program bringing that program’s total budget to $185 million by 2020 – 2021. … Continue reading

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Provincial/Territorial Update

Recently I prepared an update on new money/initiatives based mostly on the latest provincial/territorial budgets. I thought I would share it with you. If I’ve missed anything, have my information wrong or you have more up to date information, please … Continue reading

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