Profiling Success Stories

Presenter(s): 
Diana Cooper
Session: 
707

Diana outlines the Artworks Project design, content, successes and lessons learned in the Prince Edward County program. “The County” is based on a creative rural economy, with an economic development base of small entrepreneurial businesses. Programs are designed accordingly – integrating lessons and activities for the creative and the entrepreneurial.

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Presenter(s): 
Arlene Cronin and Mary Jonik
Session: 
607

Arlene and Mary discuss the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Distance program and their best strategies for retaining learners in colleges across Ontario. They suggest that format does not matter – these strategies can work for online, in-class or balanced learning classes.

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Presenter(s): 
Bryan Loucks and Darlene Elm: Kanikuliyo
Session: 
507

Communities of Attachment and Indigenous Literacy Learning - A Tool for Change

Beginning with a smudging ceremony, Darlene and Bryan explain how their innovative program addresses the complex issues being faced by literacy learners within an aboriginal cultural context. They describe the Good Minds program – its streams, models, outcomes and lessons learned.

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Presenter(s): 
Linda Shohet and Steven Ayer
Session: 
407

Can We Sustain Ourselves? Facilitated Networking Discussion

In this networking discussion, Steven outlines the revenue streams of the literacy field versus the overall charitable sector. He finds a reliance on government funding and shows overall percentages of donations and fundraising – with great variance across the country. Linda then outlines the potential issue of mission drift when following monetary sources, especially when a funder’s agenda does not align with an organization’s mandate.

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Presenter(s): 
Dr. Audrey Penner
Session: 
307

The Case for Island Prosperity

Holland College has the only provincial, standardized adult education system in Canada. Linking literacy and prosperity, Audrey outlines upcoming research on labour market developments used to evaluate new program practices, improve outcomes and understand what is happening with learners in PEI.

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Presenter(s): 
Karen Petursson and Gaye Zimmerman-Huycke
Session: 
207

Connecting Home and School

Karen and Gaye discuss the multitude of family literacy programs within the Toronto District School Board and showcase the programming as a potential model for other family literacy programs across Canada.

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