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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I do not think that there is any specific mention of literacy in the budget. No surprise there. I guess the Conservative party is continuing their policy of bundling funding for adult literacy with Essential Skills and workforce/workplace training.

In terms of the not-for-profit sector, Imagine Canada has prepared this response:

“We are extremely disappointed that the government was silent on the issue of federal funding to Canada’s charities and nonprofits. These organizations face new and increasing demands for services and declining resources. We called on the government to hold the line. We will be looking for those assurances and watching to make sure that these organizations are not subject to cuts as they, too, struggle in this economy to serve Canadians in their communities.”
Impact of Federal Budget on Canada’s Charities & Nonprofits
Canada’s Charities and Nonprofits are extremely disappointed that the Budget
fails to acknowledge the role they play in helping vulnerable Canadians

Unions, labour organizations, the Green Party, the New Democratic Party, the Bloc Quebecois, and some mayors see the this budget as a missed opportunity. Canadians are waiting to see what the Liberals think. You can let Michael Ignatieff know what you think of the budget while he ponders whether the Liberal party will vote in favour of this budget.

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