Category Archives: Skills

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 & Numeracy recognized in Poverty Reduction Strategy

On August 21, 2018, Jean-Yves Dulcos, Minister of Families Children and Social Development, released Opportunity for All: Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy / Une chance pour tous : la première Stratégie canadienne de réduction de la pauvreté. This document is … Continue reading

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Getting serious about labour market information

Labour market information (LMI) – how to collect it, how to share it, how to use it – has been a challenge for this country. LMI has been defined as “information concerning conditions in, or the operation of, the labour … Continue reading

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SRDC seeking an experienced researcher

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) has posted the following job notice: Experienced Researcher(s) The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation is a non-profit organization primarily involved in the design, research, and evaluation of social programs and policies. Since 1991, … Continue reading

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Money for literacy in Ontario budget

Ontario tabled its budget on March 28, 2018. It continues the Lifelong Learning and Skills Plan 2017 which announced a $185 million over four years in essential skills programming for adults. While Budget 2018 does not specifically reference the Literacy … Continue reading

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Budget 2018 – my thoughts and comments

The federal government tabled its 2018 budget on February 27th while I happened to be vacationing in sunny Cuba (the nerve, indeed!). Hence, this not particularly timely post with my take on the budget. Budget 2018 is built on a … Continue reading

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Who Should be Helped First? Employed Workers or the Unemployed?

Originally posted on The Welfare State Matters….:
With government resources always limited, would Canadians prefer that we spend more on training employed workers over the unemployed? I think this is unlikely. Yet that is exactly what the federal government’s Advisory…

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