This special issue publication of the The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) brings together a range of concerned, expert voices to examine the role of education and skills in tackling poverty and low pay. As contributors to this issue show, education and skills have a huge potential role in generating the productivity which enables higher wages and help create not only more jobs but, critically, better jobs.
Aging populations, the migration of youth to urban areas and shifting economies are just some of the challenges facing many small communities in Canada. If we fail to identify and address these trends now, our small towns – and the resources, values and cultures they hold – will continue to shrink and potentially fade. A newly launched Pan-Canadian literacy and essential skills initiative is hoping to find potential solutions to the challenges of strengthening rural Canada.
There are six Wellness Coalitions across the province that provide opportunities for people to become involved in community action around the issues that affect their health. Each Wellness Coalition offers leadership, coordination and support for local wellness initiatives through a community grants program.To learn more about the work of the coalitions, and to get information about regional grant guidelines and deadlines, contact your local coalition.
Canada Summer Jobs funding helps employers create summer jobs for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. The new deadline to apply is January 31, 2014.
The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund aims to increase access to financial literacy education for Canadians who may normally be excluded from mainstream financial organizations. Priority will be placed on projects in the following areas: Innovation, Research & Development, and Strategic Program Development.
ABC Life Literacy Canada invites you to a special webcast about Money Matters, and the social return on investment (SROI) of this unique financial literacy program: Monday, November 25th, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST. The webcast will also include an overview of SROI, a measurement framework that non-profits can utilize to demonstrate value to funders.
Literacy NL requests proposals from professional accounting firms to supply audit services for our organization. More information on this request can be found on our web site by following this link, or by calling (709) 738-7323. Proposals need to be received by November 22, 2013 to be considered by our finance committee.
The Cal LeGrow Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation established to direct the charitable giving of Cal LeGrow Insurance and its employees in Newfoundland and Labrador. Their Mission is to give back to the community we serve by funding and supporting opportunities that inspire and impact youth.
The Opportunities Program enables Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador to partner with local community groups, supporting projects that address community priorities in adult and/or family learning, or workforce development. Through this program we work to achieve increased public support and awareness for literacy and learning, increased communication and networking among individuals and organizations, and collaboration with groups who have no established history of collaboration.
The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund supports training-focused projects. It will conduct three more calls for applications in the coming year. In order to support potential applicants, this notice describes (1) the remaining application deadlines, (2) the funding allocations associated with the deadlines, and (3) several key operational matters related to application planning.
International Literacy Day (September 8th) highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies around the world. It's also an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come, and where we need to go next. Literacy leaders at the provincial, national and international level share their reflections.
The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) has just launched Assessment Matters!, a new series of policy-oriented research notes designed to explore educational issues in Canada and Canadian jurisdictions. The notes are based on the results of international and national assessment programs, including the Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP), the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. is interested in identifying former and new tutors to help others reach their full literacy potential. Training is provided! They have also launched a new provincial fundraising campaign/ticket lottery called “Change Your Luck with Literacy 2013” . Draw to take place in September 2013.
The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation funds projects that protect the environment and green communities. The next application deadline is July 15, 2013.
Community-based projects are funded under the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Projects must enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues. The deadline for applications is July 5, 2013.
'Practical Strategies’ for a More Positive and Peaceful Life at Work and Home: Join The Virtues Project for an afternoon workshop, and gain effective tools you can use to spark positive change in yourself and your work & home environments.
As part of National Volunteer Week, Literacy NL would like to acknowledge the many volunteers in our province who contribute their time to building a culture of lifelong learning in NL. Our community volunteers share their skills freely - in adult learning programs, in our public schools, and in community organizations - so that others may reach their potential. If you would like to make a difference in your community, please visit our Find a Program page or call the Literacy NL Learn Line at 1 800 563 1111 to identify a community organization with which you can volunteer your services.
(News release, Office of Public Engagement, April 10, 2013) To support the important work of youth-based organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador, today the Provincial Government launched the 2013 call for applications for Grants to Youth Organizations. “Throughout Newfoundland and Labrador youth-based organizations provide quality learning opportunities and experiences for our young people,” said the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement. “This funding will support organizations in creating environments for our youth to grow and excel."
(Government NL news release March 27, 2013) The Honourable Joan Shea, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, today released the Business Transformation Report, authored by former Auditor General John Noseworthy as a consultant for the department.The report provides a very frank examination of the department that will help guide and inform its process of business transformation.
The Working with the Community project developed tools and practices to meet the Essential Skills requirements in the Canadian labour force, in colleges and in the workplace. The Essential Skills Good Practices Guide offers solutions to increase learner success, improve access to jobs, and develop college capacity to integrate ES in programs.