Category Archives: Provincial/Territorial Governments and Literacy

Senate Bill – Essential Skills Week

Last week, Senator Diane Bellemare introduced a bill entitled “An Act to establish Promotion of Essential Skills Learning Week” (Bill S254) in the Senate where it received 2nd reading. The bill will now go to committee for discussion. You can … Continue reading

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“The right to develop the literacy and essential skills…”

In a recent post, I mentioned the “Bradshaw Report” which outlined a pan-Canadian Literacy Strategy. Since I hadn’t looked at the report in a while, I decided to pull it up and see if it is still applicable today. Here’s … 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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Ontario signs Workforce Development Agreement

One province has made it official by announcing it has signed a Workforce Development Agreement with the federal government. On May 2, 2018, Ontario announced $6 billion over six years (https://bit.ly/2rxgiF2). The $6 billion breaks down between the Workforce Development … Continue reading

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BC ends fees for Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning

As you can see, I’m catching up on budget announcements that happened while I was lying on a beach getting away from winter. British Columbia announced in its February 20, 2018 budget an additional $19 million annually to end fees … Continue reading

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Ontario’s Adult Education Consultation and an On-going Concern about a Seemingly Uncoordinated System

Originally posted on Policy Problems:
So much is happening in Ontario’s adult education system in a very short period of time that it becomes challenging to keep track of announcements and various initiatives. In just over a year, those working in…

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Summary of Ontario LBS concerns

Yesterday I posted about Ontario’s consultations on its Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program and on strengthening its adult education system. Christine Pinsent-Johnson has taken the October 2017 Symposium report and re-organized it into a summary that follows the 8 … Continue reading

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