This project was designed to improve the capacity for
Windsor-Essex Ontario Works and Tri-County Literacy Network to work together to
more effectively work with people living in poverty.
Specific outcomes were
This project wanted to address OW and literacy relationships
that have developed in Ontario and ask
A goal of the project was to provide areas with limited
partnerships with tangible evidence of how strong partnerships were developed
(referrals, programming, supports, tools) as well as evidence of the
Project New Skills was a Workplace Literacy and Essential
Skills (WLES) project partnership between Mohawk College, Adult Basic Education
Association and the Hamilton Training Advisory Board. This Hamilton project was
to help determine an individual’s learning needs to support their employment,
education and/or training goals.
LiNDR has developed two resources designed to assist
counsellors and learners developing Individual Training Plans with the ultimate
goal of moving on to postsecondary college, university, and apprenticeship
The Flowchart provides a concise summary of the multiple
routes an adult learner can follow to reach a postsecondary destination. It
focuses primarily on the pathways which lead directly to postsecondary
programming: Ontario Secondary School Credit programming, Academic and Career
Entrance (ACE) programming, General Educational Development (GED) testing and
the Mature Student Status application process. The Flowchart is available in
both poster and letter size formats.
The Companion Guide provides more information about these
four routes. It identifies important factors to be considered when deciding
which learning track to take and answers many questions learners and
counsellors might have. These factors include the advantages and disadvantages
of each option, the intake criteria, delivery options, and time required. The
Guide outlines the college and university application processes through the
Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) and the Ontario Universities’
Application Centre (OUAC). The Guide also includes links to websites providing more
information. The objective of this project was to ensure all the information is
gathered together in one place to facilitate the counselling and
These newsletters were created to profile topics that can
help build the capacity of the LBS field.
Webinar focused on:
Powerpoint can be downloaded below.
Targeted training refers to any specific, short term
training. For example, 6 weeks of apprenticeship math, 3 months of soft
skills training etc. Targeted training may be for specific audiences, for
example, OW, youth, or older workers. Use this list to get information about
training developed by agencies across the province. Connect with the developers
for more details.