This guide provides information and strategies for
supporting adult learners living with mental health conditions or disorders.
Q & A Chat Summary from Mental Health Guide
webinars – This Q&A – Chat Summary provides a summary of the questions and
answers that were discussed during the Mental Health Guide webinars
For several years, Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) and Employment Services (ES) programs have been working together in communities across Ontario. Because there has been no official direction on how to specifically work together, communities have taken an organic approach – doing “what they can with what they have” in order to try to serve clients more effectively. Now that both Employment Services and LBS services are using EOIS-CaMS, there is an opportunity to assess the results of these collaborative efforts to set community goals.
The purpose of this project was to research the ways in which ES and LBS programs have been working together to promote transitions from ES to LBS and from LBS to ES. As part of this research, the project:
Reports can be downloaded below.
This kit provides literacy networks and programs with ways
to efficiently identify current field research that is relevant and train
instructors on how to use research in the classroom.
This series of presentations focuses on 3 key topics:
Building the capacity of service providers to support their
clients when working in the skilled trades is one of their goals.
What clients need to know about pursuing a career in the
skilled trades, using the knowledge and opportunities available through
Ontario’s Apprenticeship system. *
The pathways into, and through, what can seem to be a
complex system – and how understanding each of our roles in that system can
create a solid foundation for apprentices working their way throughout it. *
Understanding the Difference Between Task-Based and Skills-Based Assessment
The Right Choice: Choosing Assessment Tools and Methods
Measuring Progress: Choosing Assessment Tools to Measure
Tracking Learner Achievement in Relation to Learner Goals – Goal Completion
Developing an Assessment Strategy & Using Assessment Results to Inform Agency Targets
Task-Based Assessment: A Case Study From Entry to Exit
Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs have been buffeted by change – the introduction of a new
curriculum framework, EOIS-CaMS, performance management, and the list goes on. In this paper, we
will take a moment to get back to the heart of LBS programming: teaching adults how to improve their
For years, LBS programs have been defined as client-centred. No two adult learners are the same. As a
result, the application of differentiated instruction to LBS classrooms, small groups and one-to-one
tutoring matches is critical to working effectively with adult learners.
This training focuses on how to effectively use Labour
Market Information (LMI) to bridge Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) with
Employment Services (ES), and ultimately employment.
Learning Objectives of the Training
At the end of this session, you will have enhanced
A series of webinars covering different professional development topics. Click on the link below to access recordings and supporting materials.
The Language, Literacy and Employment Awareness Guide was
the product of a proposal by the Literacy Network of Durham Region (LiNDR) to
act as a pilot site for the second phase of the Enhancing Pathways – Literacy
and Language Continuum project generously funded by Project Read Literacy
Network Waterloo-Wellington and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and
Universities. Enhancing Pathways “sought to bring together the agencies that
provide language and literacy programming in their communities. It was intended
to enhance communication and referrals among the agencies.”
The purpose of the
Language, Literacy and Employment Awareness Guide was to address challenges
faced by people identified in the Phase 1 report as “grey area” clients, those
who had English language, literacy and sometimes employment issues, and who
were sometimes ending up in a program that did not best meet their needs. It is
intended to be used by the front line staff that are the first point of contact for people seeking English language, literacy and
This is the project report for the Project Read portion of
the LMP – Phase 2 project managed by LLSC. In the appendices you will
find the screening tool for Employment Services and OW staff to use to help in
referring clients to LBS programs. There is a guide for adapting the tool
to your specific regional needs. We have also included a copy of the
common referral form that is used across EO and OW programs in