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

COVID-19: New website provides resources for LBS programs

Our friends at AlphaPlus have been hard at work over the past couple of days pulling together resources for LBS. They have created a website to support you and your program that includes: General announcements and updates from the government and LBS programs Links to information about COVID-19 Tips and tools to support working from … Continue reading COVID-19: New website provides resources for LBS programs

Literacy and Essential Skills as a Poverty Reduction Strategy

A report released on March 21st by Frontier College, prepared in partnership with Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, “is the culmination of a national consultation with policy makers, national and regional literacy associations, services providers, researchers, poverty reduction organizations, and learners involved in literacy programming and poverty reduction programs across Canada.” “Canadian data indicate that … Continue reading Literacy and Essential Skills as a Poverty Reduction Strategy

LOCS Performance Management Newsletter: Focus on 2017-18 Regional LSP

On March 2nd, 2018, 70 service planning partners from the LOCS regional network came together for a day of networking and learning about new programs and resources. Partner agencies represented included • Literacy and Basic Skills • Regional Literacy Networks • Employment Services • Ontario Works • Ontario Disability Support Program • East Central Ontario … Continue reading LOCS Performance Management Newsletter: Focus on 2017-18 Regional LSP

Upcoming professional development opportunities for workforce development practitioners

Over the next few weeks Literacy Link Niagara is hosting 2 exciting professional development workshops! Friday February 23, 10:00-12:00 – Tips and Strategies working with Deaf clients with Employment Goals, featuring local service providers and Chris Kenopic, Executive Director of Ontario’s Deaf Literacy Initiative. This workshop is suitable for any agency or staff person wishing … Continue reading Upcoming professional development opportunities for workforce development practitioners

Connecting Excellence Conference 2017: Eastern Region knowledge multiplier

On October 23rd and 24th, over 100 adult education practitioners, administrators and support networks convened at the Glen House Resort for the second Connecting Excellence in LBS conference (ConEX). This year, the theme for the conference was numeracy, including presentations on: numeracy learning strategies; what the latest EQAO data is telling us about secondary school … Continue reading Connecting Excellence Conference 2017: Eastern Region knowledge multiplier