Government of Canada to Invest In Skills Training; AlphaPlus Virtual Showcase; Ministry Updates; Council of the Federation Literacy Award; Endeavour Consulting Anonymous Questionnaire; Loading Up Your Resource Arsenal; LLO Bookstore

Government of Canada to Invest in Skills Training
AlphaPlus Virtual Showcase
Ministry Updates
Council of the Federation Literacy Award
Endeavour Consulting Anonymous Questionnaire
Loading Up Your Resource Arsenal:  New LBS Tools

LLO Bookstore

Government of Canada to Invest in Skills Training

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Canadian workers with many facing job losses and the need to upgrade or learn new skills to re-join the workforce. The Government of Canada has been there for workers and their families throughout the pandemic and continues to make ground-breaking investments to create jobs and help businesses come roaring back. Making sure that workers can improve or acquire new skills is key to achieving that goal. 

Skills for Success will fund organizations to provide tools, resources and training to Canadians of all ages and at all skill levels. Developed with the assistance of key stakeholders, it will focus on the nine main skills that Canadians need to adapt and thrive in today’s economy.

Click here .to learn more!

AlphaPlus Virtual Showcase

AlphaPlus is offering a series of ZOOM sessions showcasing how innovative programs and instructors use digital tools and approaches to connect and work with learners remotely.
  • Each session will feature guest presenters who’ll share their approaches, strategies and tips on how they connect with learners and build a virtual community using online tools and resources. 

  • Participants will have a chance to discuss and share their own experiences in breakout rooms. 

  • Afterwards, we'll have a Tech Q&A to explore some of the digital tools mentioned during the session.

Upcoming Sessions:

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Online tools to the rescue: Engaging learners to collaborate together remotely

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Digital resource collections: extending learning and critical thinking beyond virtual meetings

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
LMS in LBS: Figuring out if a learning management system is the right fit for your program
Ministry Updates

Here are a few recent Ministry updates:
  • As the Ministry begins to release Employment Ontario (EO) transfer payment agreements for the 2021-22 fiscal year, please note there are several changes that have been made to your agreements.  Click here for more information.
  • Ongoing Availability of Emergency Response Funding in 2021-2022. To learn more click here.
  • Click here to access memo regarding access to employment Ontario programs for Individuals with 900 Series Social Insurance Numbers
Council of the Federation Literacy Award

Nominate a literacy leader!

Each year the council recognizes a person, team or organization from each province or territory for their work in literacy. They give the Council of the Federation Literacy Award to 13 people across Canada.

For 2021, Ontario will celebrate excellence in the area of adult education, and will recognize an individual who has proven to be an innovator in both:

  • developing or delivering literacy programming
  • demonstrating best practices to support online learning
To find out more about who is eligible and how to go about nominating someone, click here.

Nominations open each spring. Download the nomination form to send in your submission.
For 2021, 
nominations open May 25, 2021 and close at 5 p.m. EST on June 28,  2021.


Endeavour Consulting Anonymous Questionnaire

AlphaPlus successfully applied for support from Endeavour Consulting for Non-Profits. This year a team of six Endeavour consultants are working to help modernize AlphaPlus services - to support the integration of digital technology in adult learning organizations. The Endeavour team is highly qualified and brings an interesting youthful professional external perspective.

Endeavour Consulting provides pro-bono management consulting to enable non-profit organizations improve and sustain their community impact.

Endeavour created their own anonymous questionnaire about LBS educators, digital technology, and support. The information will only be used to inform future AlphaPlus services. This project is not funded by the Ontario government. Click on the coloured link 'anonymous questionnaire' to complete.
Loading Up Your Resource Arsenal: A Look at the New LBS Tools Created in 2020 - 2021

Do you know what new resources were created by LBS support organizations in 2020 and 2021? There are helpful reports, useful curriculum, innovative tools and other literacy resources just waiting to be discovered!

Join the Pop Up PD for Literacy Educators Committee on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a webinar called “Loading Up your Resource Arsenal: A look at the new LBS tools created in 2020-2021.”

To register for this free webinar in advance click here.

This learning opportunity is brought to you by “Pop Up PD for Literacy Educators”, a committee of the Learning Networks of Ontario, E-Channel and the Provincial Support Organizations for Literacy.

LLO Bookstore

Just a reminder that the LLO Bookstore is open for business. Although processing time is slower than usual we are doing our best to meet your needs.

Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time.

To place an order click here.

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada Ontario Job Fund Agreement.
Ontario's Employment and Training Network.

We offer a complete selection of New Readers Press materials.

Download our order form to see the titles we carry. If you don't see what you want on our list contact us and we'll do our best to fill your needs.
To order or for more pricing details, call 1-866-608-2574 or e-mail
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