Exciting News for Adult Literacy in Ontario!

On Friday June 16, 2017, Deputy Premier Deb Matthews announced a $185-million investment in adult literacy and essential skills programs. Minister Matthews was speaking at the Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO) and Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC) Conference held at Brescia College in London Ontario, where the announcement was met with applause and cheers by literacy practitioners and learners alike.

This investment means that Ontario will double its support for essential skills training by 2020-21, helping an additional 80,000 learners improve and upgrade literacy and skills.

Literacy Link South Central is thrilled about this significant announcement, and looks forward to working with both local programs and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development as this funding impacts the field. 

The Official Government of Ontario News Release can be found here.

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