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

OLES funds project for Indigenous people

Last week, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour announced a new OLES project taking place in Vancouver. I was pleased to see the announcement, transparency is good, and I will be interested to follow this project as it … Continue reading

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Literacy and Essential Skills in Official Language Minority Communities

Several months ago, a significant report on literacy and essential skills in official language minority communities was released. The comprehensive report entitled « Développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences essentielles (DACE) dans les communautés de langue officielle en situation minoritaire (CLOSM) »/“Literacy … 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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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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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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