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Where the money goes

The Ontario Native Literacy Coalition is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to:

  • Enhance communication between the Native literacy stream and MTCU
  • Support government initiatives and provide regular information updates to programs
  • Provide training for Literacy Service Providers and on-site program support
  • Coordinate and manage literacy development projects
  • Educate the public and key stakeholders on the nature and extent of the literacy needs of Native adults in Ontario
  • Coordinate and conduct research and analysis of key issues related to Native literacy and essential skills training
  • Promote best practices and networking opportunities for Literacy Service Providers

The Native Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs served by ONLC throughout Ontario are also funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities to provide the following services:

  • Information and referral
  • Support government initiatives and provide regular information updates to programs
  • Assessment
  • Training plan development
  • Culturally appropriate methods of training and skills enhancement
  • Follow-up and evaluation services

The primary responsibility of the Literacy Basic Skills (LBS) Program is to provide adult learners in Ontario with the literacy skills they need to find or keep employment, go on to further education, or increase their independence.

Volunteers play an important role in service delivery. Learners and agencies benefit from the contributions of volunteers serving as tutors, board members and in other capacities.