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Report: Population and Demographic Challenges facing Rural NL Communities

News | Posted: February 27, 2015
A new report shows that rural, remote and small towns in Newfoundland and Labrador are facing an uphill battle. Fewer & Older: The Coming Population and Demographic Challenges in Rural Newfoundland & Labrador, identifies significant issues in rural communities, including long-term population decline, aging populations and youth migration.

OLES webinar: Building Essential Skills in the Skilled Trades

News | Posted: February 18, 2015
The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills invites you to join us for a free webinar which will take place on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 from 12:00-1:30pm EST. This webinar will provide information on the need for strong essential skills in the skilled trades as well as practical and effective strategies to support trainers, advisors and employment counsellors to address skills gaps for increased success in technical training, certification and the workplace.

Youth Learning Project: Embedding essential skills in programs for Northern Youth

News | Posted: February 16, 2015
The program “Pan-Northern Youth Project: Re-Engaging Disengaged Northern Youth in Learning” is a pan-Northern initiative for northern youth designed to support community-based youth programs across in embedding literacy and essential skills into their programming. With the supportive partnership of local community organizations, and the dedication of local facilitators, Literacy NL supported five programs in embedded learning in the communities of L’anse au Loup, Port Hope Simpson, Nain and Postville.

Family Literacy Day is January 27th

News | Posted: January 26, 2015
We encourage you to circle January 27th in your calendar, and celebrate learning at home with your family. Use whatever tools you have at hand – paper and crayons, hand games and nursery rhymes, story books or recipes. Or simply engage your family in thoughtful conversation around the kitchen table. More on Family Literacy.....

OLES Call for Concepts: Deadline February 18, 2015

News | Posted: January 24, 2015
OLES launched a Call for Concepts to test innovative literacy and essential skills training models on January 21, 2015. The call will be open for 4 weeks, closing on February 18, 2015.

Elevate Canada: Early Learnings webinar

Professional Development | Posted: January 15, 2015
Elevate Canada is a two year initiative from Essential Skills Ontario aiming to help bridge the gap between vulnerable adults looking for work and industries looking for workers. Over the past several months, ESO has been working with various community service providers to develop and deliver the curriculum being used to train vulnerable adults across Ontario seeking employment in the food processing industry. To learn more, register now for a webinar scheduled for February 4th at 1:00PM ET.

Help shape the future of Newfoundland and Labrador

News | Posted: December 18, 2014
Do you want to help shape the future of Newfoundland and Labrador? Would you like to share a youth perspective on issues facing today's youth? Or are you interested in building enterprising and innovative communities? The provincial government is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to serve on their Youth Advisory Committee, and on their Regional Councils. Applications for both opportunities are due December 19, 2014.

We've Learned about Embedding Skills in Youth Projects!

News | Posted: December 5, 2014
Is it possible to improve your literacy and essential skills while learning how to build a qamutik? What about while making seal skin mittens? Or building benches? Three years ago we had no idea if you could, but now we do! During the past year pilot projects in Labrador had youth creating beautiful seal skin mittens in L’Anse au Loup and Port Hope Simpson. Our demonstration projects continue this fall, with unique initiatives in Nain Postville, and L’Anse au Loup.

Notice of Cancellation: Call to Partner for the 2014-2015 Opportunities Program

News | Posted: December 5, 2014
As a result of the recent withdrawal of federal funding, Literacy NL is forced to cancel its Call to Partner for the 2014-2015 Opportunities Program. Between 2008 and 2014, the Opportunities Program provided fiscal and program support to wonderful learning partnership initiatives with 37 local community organizations. Read more for feedback on the value of the program from some of our many valued partners .

Literacy NL Facing Possible Closure

News | Posted: December 5, 2014
As a result of the recent withdrawal of federal funding, Literacy NL is forced to enact closure of certain programs immediately, and is facing possible dissolution of the organization as early as March 2015. At risk are a range of literacy programs supporting youth, family, adults, seniors, and municipalities - Opportunities Program, One Book One Child, Family Literacy Day, Embedded Youth Literacy - along with continuing initiatives in the areas of awareness, research and resources, professional development, and knowledge dissemination.

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