You'll receive our next newsletter on June 15, 2017
Congratulations to the ABEA's Leaders in Literacy Award Winners 2017!
The Adult Basic Education Association (ABEA) held their annual Leaders in Literacy Breakfast on June 6/17, with 175 community partners, learners, and instructors attending.
ABEA's role in the community is to work with local service providers to coordinate services, plan for professional development and create and carry out literacy services planning. Staff provide educational assessments, planning and referrals to community programs.
Congratulations to Joy Oeun, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, King William Learning Centre, who is the winner of The Hamilton Spectator Adult Learner Literacy Award. Congratulations to Joy's fellow nominees, Bobbi Capton, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, and Sharon Mounce, CNIB Literacy Program for Deafblind Adults.
13 ways to modernize youth employment in Canada - Strategies for a new world of work
The Expert Panel on Youth Employment has recently released their report after holding
discussions across the country with hundreds of organizations and individuals.
They found that Canada needs to simplify the system and implement innovative practices to effectively enable young people to choose and earn a living.
The report captures the barriers to youth employment, and is focused on providing practical and important solutions.
One of the report's recommendations is to focus on Indigenous youth. The time has come to remove the profound barriers Indigenous youth face and provide these young people with equal opportunities.
The panel recommends that the Government create urban Indigenous healing and employment hubs; invest in basic and education infrastructure; develop distance education training; create an alumni fund to enable mentorship; and invest in entrepreneurial Indigenous youth.