On November 2nd, Bryan Loucks and his team: Darlene Elm, Joanne Day, Jennie Blackbird, Myrna Kicknosway and Susan Carr of the Mino Nendmowin Good Minds Program shared practical culturally-responsive approaches and activities, in the context the OALCF, for engaging Aboriginal learners.
ONLC is now located in the Moose Cree First Nation Building at 11 Elm St N, Timmins, Ontario P4N 6A3.
The 2011 provincial OALCF Implementation training is again being held at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie and we are hoping that all programs can be represented this year.
Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) Implementation Training sessions are now happening throughout the Province. Trainings in Thunder Bay and London have already taken place and Sudbury and Peterborough will be done at the end of May and beginning of June respectively.
In the last newsletter ONLC announced that funding had been received from MTCU for two projects. We are pleased to provide you with an update on the project titled "Practitioner Skills Development using Blended Technology in the Native Stream".
The fall provincial conference took place at Kempenfelt Resort between October 28th and 31st. As with previous years, a number of outside delegates joined the Native LBS Stream practitioners for a weekend full of learning, sharing and networking.
The volunteer Advisory Committee who agreed to work with ONLC on this year’s conference have done a wonderful job and we would like to thank them for their input and help in planning this event.
Katherine Shine, from the Kenamatewin program in Kenora, sent in a local newspaper article on the meeting held on June 16th which talks about the aging baby boom generation and the vacuum their retirement is going to cause in the labour market.
Sioux Hudson Literacy Council can be justly proud of the first GLA Conference they recently held in Thunder Bay. Attendance was great with 81 representatives from 28 programs in the Native Stream and the Literacy North West Region as well as ONLC and TCU.
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