Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC)

Approaches to Service Coordination (2011)

This document offers a discussion and analysis of four possible approaches to service coordination to meet the complex needs of Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) students in Ontario communities. The document was prepared by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, now known as Essential Skills Ontario (ESO).

The four approaches presented are case management; inter-agency cooperation; integrated programming; and community-wide planning.

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2012-12-04

Professionalization in Adult Literacy Practice in Ontario (2006)

This discussion paper grew out of the findings of research by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) on the topic of professionalization, carried out as part of a knowledge exchange project funded by the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-11-27

Signals: An Essential Skills Screening Tool – Presenter of webinar, John McLaughlin [Video – 56:59] (2012)

This web conference or webinar outlines a pilot program undertaken by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, now known as Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), designed to develop a useful tool to help employment counsellors refer clients to the appropriate literacy, basic skills, or language training.

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2012-10-04

Beyond the Book: Learning from our History (2009)

Prepared by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, this document takes a historical look at literacy from the 19th century through to present-day programming in that province.

It includes sections about federal involvement in literacy; the history of French language education rights in Ontario; deaf literacy; and the connection between literacy and social justice.

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2012-08-22

Integrated Family Literacy Programming in Action: Community Snapshots and Recommendations (2008)

This document outlines a project undertaken by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, to explore models of intergenerational family literacy programming. Such programs address the literacy needs of parents, grandparents, and caregivers, and provide them with the knowledge to better support their children’s literacy development and, in some cases, upgrade their own literacy skills.

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2012-08-14

Menial No More: A Discussion Paper on Advancing our Workforce through Digital Skills (2011)

This report was prepared by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario. It focuses on a growing gap between the traditional understanding of the labour market and its relationship to technology. New technologies are filtering down into all sectors of the economy and the result is that jobs once considered menial now require a set of complex digital skills.

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2011-10-28

Study Circle Guide: Ontario Findings (2006)

2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey

This document is based on a presentation on the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) given in Toronto in 2006. The authors have included the IALSS findings for Ontario along with a comparison of the Ontario results with those from other provinces and territories.

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2011-01-25

Partnership Framework for Integrated Family Literacy Planning - Research Findings (2010)

This report describes the preliminary findings of a project aimed at mapping out Ontario’s existing family literacy system, identifying gaps in it, and outlining promising new approaches. The project was funded by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and was led by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, now called Essential Skills Ontario.

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2011-01-20

Family Literacy in Ontario - A Guide to Best Practices (2005)

This best practices document was researched and written in order to provide specific information to Ontario family literacy practitioners. In this guide, the authors discuss the key elements of effective, high-quality family literacy programs.

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2008-08-01

Reflections Paper (2005)

The Ontario Literacy Coalition's Workplace/Workforce Literacy Symposium

This paper was written in May 2005 for the Ontario Literacy Coalition's Workplace/Workforce Symposium, which brought together delegates representing business, labour, literacy organizations, adult learners, adult education and training organizations, and government.

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2008-05-12

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