Category Archives: Provincial/Territorial Budgets

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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Quebec increases literacy funding

Finally some good news on the literacy front. Last month, Quebec’s Minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, announced an additional $20m for literacy programs. Community-based literacy is funded through PACTE: « Programme d’action communautaire sur le terrain de l’éducation ». $9m of the … Continue reading

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Is there anything for literacy and essential skills in the provincial/territorial budgets?

Provincial and territorial governments are the main funders of literacy and adult upgrading programs in Canada. They do this either with funds transferred from the federal government (e.g. Labour Market Development Agreements, Canada Job Fund) or their own funds. I’ve … 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

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Manitoba increases funding to literacy and some interesting budget items from other provinces/territories

Last week the Manitoba government tabled its main estimates. It increased funding to Adult Learning Centres (which provide programming to obtain the mature grade 12 diploma) by 4.2% from $16,617,000 to $17,315,000. Funding to Adult Literacy Programs was increased by … Continue reading

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