Putting Literacy on the Public Agenda (2007)

A Briefing Package for CUPE Activists

Traditionally, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has focused its advocacy efforts regarding literacy and essential skills on the federal government. However, changes at the federal level have meant that provincial governments have funds to support literacy and essential skills activities in the workplace. There may also be additional support for English as a Second Language (ESL) and the integration of internationally trained professionals and other workers into the workplace.

This document is aimed at supporting CUPE members’ efforts to advocate for literacy and essential-skills programs. The author has included an introduction to the idea of putting literacy on the public agenda; background information about the federal-provincial labour market development agreements and labour market agreements; a checklist and summary of provincial and territorial literacy activities; and a longer overview of how each province and territory currently supports literacy programming, including whether they provide funding for workplace literacy programs.

An updated version of this document, published in 2012, can be seen here: http://library.copian.ca/item/10447.

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Brigid Hayes. Putting Literacy on the Public Agenda 2007. Web. 29 Sep. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cupe/putting/putting.pdf>
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