Literacy and Pandemic Recovery

“Nearly half of adult Canadians struggle with literacy — and that’s bad for the economy“ In this CBC article and podcast the importance of literacy is highlighted in terms of our recovery from the impact of the pandemic.  “Nearly half of Canada’s population has a big roadblock ahead of them when it comes to post-pandemic … Continue reading Literacy and Pandemic Recovery

Literacy and Employment

Literacy Programs work with Employment Services to help people reach their employment goals Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) organizations and Employment Services (ES) often work together to help individuals reach their goal of a new position, a new career or an apprenticeship. LBS supports people who are working.  Many people reach out to LBS services … Continue reading Literacy and Employment

Collaboration is Key

Working together to find opportunities and solutions Ongoing discussions in our community help us identify gaps, needs and opportunities.  Solutions are often found through group discussions, even when the discussions happen on Zoom. This year, we have continued to meet to discuss ways to support adults in our region.  This includes adult training and skills … Continue reading Collaboration is Key

Ontario Nonprofit Network talks to Literacy Ontario Central South

In the fall of 2020 the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) interviewed Carrie Wakeford, Executive Director of Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) and Stacey McQuoid a LOCS Board Member and Program Coordinator at the Trenton office of Community Learning Alternatives (CLA), to learn how LBS organizations in the region came together to support each other during … Continue reading Ontario Nonprofit Network talks to Literacy Ontario Central South

What is LBS?

Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills Programs can be a lifeline to positive outcomes in education, work and life When it comes to better business performance and staying relevant in a labour force that is constantly disrupted by technology, some of the best investments are in people and basic skills training. Increasingly, it’s becoming necessary for … Continue reading What is LBS?

College student Tim Lobb takes charge of his future with the help of Community Learning Alternatives

After a workplace injury, Tim Lobb started working with the folks at CLA to upgrade his skills to earn his Grade 12 diploma making it possible to follow his dream of enrolling in college—in just two years. When a serious workplace injury forced Tim, to take a leave of absence from his assistant supervisor job, … Continue reading College student Tim Lobb takes charge of his future with the help of Community Learning Alternatives

Social Media

Following the LBS organizations, employment services and community services in your area just got easier! Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) has created a document that includes links to websites and social media sites for organizations in Central Ontario. You can download the complete list here: Social Media PDF.  To make it effortless for you, we’ve … Continue reading Social Media

COVID-19 Resources

The following is a list of COVID-19 related resources provided to LOCS by partners.  Please email any resources you would like to share to: A Guide To Pandemic Preparedness For Businesses – The Centre for Workforce Development Post-Pandemic Business Resumption Checklist Post-Pandemic Business Playbook IHSA Guidance on in Class Training During COVID-19 PDF CCOHS … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources