Category Archives: Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES)

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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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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Resources for an integrated literacy approach

News from the Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC): “RESDAC has just transferred documents about the project Designed to Work: An Integrated Approach to Skills Development to the new RESDAC web page hosted by the Centre … Continue reading

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Federal government underspends on literacy (once again…)

The federal Public Accounts for 2015-2016 were posted on October 25, 2016 [http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/recgen/cpc-pac/index-eng.html]. Once again, Employment and Social Development Canada underspent on literacy and essential skills projects leaving $13,133,194 on the table. Large lapses in the spending under the Adult … Continue reading

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Who’s Getting Funded? – take 2

[Something went wrong when I tried to post this] I recently was looking at the underspending by the federal government on literacy projects. This had me wondering what exactly was being funded. You may recall that in June 2014, core … Continue reading

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Who’s getting funded?

I recently posted about the underspending by the federal government on literacy projects. This had me wondering what exactly was being funded. You may recall that in June 2014, core funding ended for national and provincial/territorial organizations, many of which … Continue reading

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