Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


This just in from the Ontario Literacy Coalition E-Bulletin:

The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) is now the official name, replacing the National Office of Literacy and Learning (NOLL), which replaced the National Literacy Secretariat.

Their mission is to be a Centre for Expertise. Their strategy is to influence and leverage the behaviour of others, such as the private sector and other ministries (ie: Health).

Project Funding - Call for Proposals

The call for project proposals will be released August 21 at 12 EST. The information about the call will be listed on the HRSDC website after this time.

There are 2 streams:
1) Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace
2) Family, Social and Community Development.

Within each stream there are 3 business lines:
a) Knowledge Generation
b) Tool Development
c) Tool Dissemination

Partnerships, while not a requirement in proposals, will be favourably looked upon. Organizations can apply for both streams and for multiple projects but each one is a separate application (20 pages). They are looking for results oriented projects. Not projects that help us cover off core expenses. They don’t want to see core activities in project budgets.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2007
. Decisions will be made and organizations notified so that funding can start by March 31, 2008 (and perhaps earlier).

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