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

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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Literacy Partners of Manitoba closes

Yet another provincial literacy organization has been forced to shut its doors. Literacy Partners of Manitoba has issued a statement that it closed its doors on April 30. (see LPM-Notice of Closure) In International Literacy Year, 1990, Canada had literacy … Continue reading

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Budget 2016

The federal government brought down its first budget today. The government took baby steps towards fulfilling several of the campaign promises made regarding skills training and workforce development. Labour Market Training During the campaign the Liberals recognized the negative impact … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Policy, Canada Job Fund, Federal Budget, Federal Government and Literacy, Labour Market Agreements, Literacy and Essential Skills, Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Provincial/Territorial Budgets | 2 Comments