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

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