Category Archives: Advocacy

Community Learning Organizations rally in Windsor

About 120 people gathered in Windsor today in support of community learning programs in Nova Scotia. CBC published the following article about the rally: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/literacy-advocates-rally-against-cuts-to-programs-1.2649932 Earlier in the day, Katherine McCoubrey spoke about the rally on CBC’s Information Morning: http://www.cbc.ca/player/AudioMobile/Information%20Morning%20-%20NS/ID/2458625231/?cmp=rssContinue reading

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Rally for Community Learning Programs – May 21

There will be a rally for community learning programs on Wednesday, May 21 at 11am at the home of the Hants Learning Network Association, 10 Water Street in Windsor. Titled “Learning for Earning”, the purpose of the rally is to … Continue reading

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Province Provides Transitional Funding Support to help Learning Organizations Affected by LMA Changes

The Nova Scotia government has provided short term funding support to assist community learning organizations who are affected by the changes to the Labour Market Agreement. Kelly Regan, the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education wrote in an email March 21, … Continue reading

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ALP Levels I and II Learners now eligible for Skills Development Support

ANSCLO has learned that adult learners who are assessed at levels I and II are now officially eligible for skills development funding through Employment Nova Scotia, provided they have EI attachment. To be “EI – Eligible” means that you have been … Continue reading

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ANSCLO Members Rally for Continuation of LMA Funding

Members of the Association of Nova Scotia Communmity Learning Organizations spoke up about the impact of the Canada Job Grant on their programs at a meeting in Halifax. On February 25, literacy professionals from around the province talked about how the … Continue reading

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ANSCLO Launches Business Awareness Survey related to Canada Jobs Grant

The Association of Nova Scotia Community Learning Organizations launched its Business Awareness Survey of the Canada Jobs Grant Program in July of 2013, in an attempt to gain an understanding of what the Nova Scotia business community knew about the … Continue reading

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ANSCLO Position Statement on the Proposed Changes to the Labour Market Agreement

ANSCLO Position Statement Proposed Changes to the Labour Market Agreement: Its Impact on Adult Learners in Nova Scotia June 2013 Summary The current federal Labour Management Agreement (LMA) ends in March 2014 and will be replaced by the Canada Job … Continue reading

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Donald Lurette Speaks at ANSCLO Meeting

Donald Lurette made an interesting presentation to the board of ANSCLO on January 15, 2013. Donald began his talk reflecting on his experiences working in a small community based organization in Eastern Ontario, similar to community learning organizations in Nova … Continue reading

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Donald Lurette to speak on Integrated skills projects at ANSCLO’s January Board meeting

As mentioned in a previous post, we will have a guest speaker at our upcoming ANSCLO meetng on January 15.  Donald Lurette has been working with Ghislaine D’eon and Equipe on an integrated skills project in the Argyle community. Mr. … Continue reading

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ANSCLO is about advocacy

ANSCLO advocates for programs and policies that benefit adult learners in Nova Scotia. One of the key policy items that the Association has been working on in the past few years concerns opening up skill development opportunties for those adults … Continue reading

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