In June 2004, information was gathered from Ontario government ministries on adult education programs and services available in Ontario. Information was gathered on the following program areas:
Information was also gathered on the Job Connect program (Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities), the Ontario Works program and the Ontario Disability Support Program Employment Supports (Ministry of Community and Social Services), and the Newcomer Settlement Program (Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration). Although these programs were not within the scope of the review, they often provide services to the same adult learners. In addition, information was gathered on a variety of tools and benchmarks that support adult education program delivery and assessment of prior learning.
The information in this appendix provides varying levels of detail based on what was available as of June 2004 in the Ontario government ministries contacted for information. The intent was to create an overview of the programs and to provide detail on the following dimensions:
Program objectives vary on the basis of the goals of the learners in the program. Not all programs are aimed at providing credit or a certificate of completion. Table 1 summarizes the objectives of the adult education programs included in the review. Table 2 summarizes the objectives of other services for adult learners.