We work collaboratively to

  • support adult education and training across Ontario

  • build capacity through efficient and effective use of resources

  • develop and complete projects to support the adult literacy field

  • facilitate service coordination and planning

  • support knowledge mobilization and collaboration

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Resources and Publications - Administration

Resources are submitted by individual Learning Networks across the province.

Adding Value: Building a Performance Framework for LBS Support Organizations Phase 2
Project READ Literacy Network of Waterloo/Wellington
The purpose of Adding Value: Building a Performance Framework – Phase 2 was to provide the Literacy and Basic Skills support organizations in Ontario with information, training and tools that would allow them to increase their knowledge of performance management concepts. 

Developing a Culture of Evaluation (2015)
Literacy Link South Central
The Developing a Culture of Evaluation project will help not-for-profit organizations in Ontario to learn about the value of creating a culture of evaluation and how to foster this in their own organizations.

Enhancing Pathways Report Phase 1 (2010)
Project READ Literacy Network of Waterloo/Wellington
This project brought together the agencies that provide language and literacy programming within the regions of Project READ Literacy Network and Peel Halton Dufferin Adult Learning Network in Ontario. The goal was to enhance communication and referrals among the agencies.

LBS + ES Blended Programming Guide (2016-2017)
Literacy Network Northeast

Linking Literacy Service Plans to Language (2008)
Literacy Network Northeast
This project was intended to enhance and increase the capacity of networks and other agencies to produce more inclusive Literacy Service Plans. The objective of the project was to produce the resource and supports in French that are used in the literacy planning process. The network developed a best practice model through consultations and focus groups, piloting the model and the resources being developed, and produced a final document to address the critical issue to full participation.

Literacy Service Planning Institute - literacyserviceplanning.ca
Literacy Link South Central
This project explores what skills and knowledge are needed to effectively implement service planning and coordination. The end result is a variety of tools and resources necessary to build skills and knowledge in service planning. This website is a gathering point for these resources and the corresponding skill building tools.

Performance Management (2012-2015)
Literacy Link South Central
Literacy Link South Central has committed to providing performance management assistance to LBS service providers throughout the coming year. Bi-monthly performance management newsletters will be posted.

Planning Together: Literacy Service Planning Guide (updated 2012)
Project READ Literacy Network of Waterloo/Wellington
This document is a practical guide to facilitating service coordination among adult literacy agencies in a geographic community. It contains terms of reference, roles, responsibilities and facilitative suggestions for developing a comprehensive Literacy Service Plan.

Project Management for Networks (2009)
Literacy Network of Durham Region

Staff Orientation Resources (2015-2016)
Project READ Literacy Network
Zip file of a collection of resources helpful for staff orientation.

Succession Planning Toolkit (2012)
Literacy Link South Central
Being proactive by implementing a succession plan will allow even very small Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies to continue to serve learners even if there is a change in staffing. This toolkit will show you how to put a plan in place. This toolkit is also availalbe in French, completed by Mid North Network.

Western Region Best Practice Interviews with Programs
Western Region Support Organizations
In August and September of 2015, Western Region MTCU office identified programs that they considered champions in these areas

Completion of Goal Path
Learner Progress
Service Coordination
Suitability

The Western Region support organizations collaborated to interview these champions in a series of 4 interviews. Resources available include tip sheets, transcripts and recordings.