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The State of Adult Literacy in Canada – an overview

On June 13, 2015, I had the pleasure of joining Suzanne Smythe, Simon Fraser University,  Isabelle Salesse, Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC), and Linda Shohet, Centre for Literacy, on a panel at the 9th World … Continue reading

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Canada Job Grant: “an amazing success” but for whom?

Federal Minister Pierre Poilievre took the opportunity last week while announcing another Canada-Ontario Job Grant, to tout the “amazing success” of the program. So far the Ontario Job Grant program has approved grants to 2,200 employers for training for 15,600 … Continue reading

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Rolling out the Canada Job Grant…trying to make sense of it all…

The federal government’s Canada Job Fund is a complex set of agreements with each province and territory. As I’ve mentioned before, the Canada Job Fund replaces the Labour Market Agreements, places decision making for training in the hands of the … Continue reading

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Updates on the Canada Job Fund

A big thank you to CUPE who sponsored my research on the Canada Job Fund and the implementation of the Canada Job Grant. Here’s what CUPE said about the research (https://cupe.ca/canada-job-fund-step-back-canadian-workers): In April 2014, the Conservative government signed a new … Continue reading

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Who’s getting Canada Job Grants?

News about Canada Job Grant (CJG) recipients is slowing trickling out. Press releases are issued for the “first” grant in each province but after those initial announcements, provinces are not providing much information. I understand from personal conversations that Manitoba … Continue reading

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“What You Need to Know About the Canada Job Fund” published by the Caledon Institute

The Caledon Institute of Social Policy approached me to publish a revised version of my paper “What You Need to Know About the Canada Job Fund“. The Caledon Institute provides a vital forum for Canadians who care about social policy, … Continue reading

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Summary of the Canada Job Fund

I fear some may have been put off by the daunting 80 page report I posted here the other day. For your reading ease and sanity, here is a summary of that paper with most everything you’ll need to know … Continue reading

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