• Career Ladders at Two builds on the experience of Essential Skills Ontario and our partners in the second phase of our work to design implementation plans so that three communities in Ontario can develop and build local industry-specific career ladders...   [  MORE   ]
  • PIAAC: A Map of Cognitive Skills in Ontario helps shed light on skills challenges faced by vulnerable and low-wage populations across the province...   [  MORE   ]
  • New report for the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative shows that rural, remote and small towns across Canada are facing serious challenges...   [  MORE  ]

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Essential Skills Ontario works to find the most innovative, efficient and effective training solutions to provide low-skilled adults with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly-changing world. By conducting focused research and demonstration projects to inform policy and programming, Essential Skills Ontario delivers meaningful results to those who need it most.


May 19 2015

It is with deep regret that the Board of Directors of Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) announces the decision to close the organization, with active operations ceasing effective July 1, 2015. This decision follows changes in the federal government funding priorities away from work supporting adult literacy and essential skills programming across Canada.

May 4 2015

A new report released today shows that rural, remote and small towns across Canada are facing serious challenges. Fewer & Older: Population and Demographic Challenges Across Rural Canada identifies significant issues in rural communities across the country, including aging populations and youth migration.

Apr 28 2015

A new report released today shows that rural, remote and small towns in British Columbia are facing a serious dilemma. Fewer & Older: The Population and Demographic Dilemma in Rural British Columbia, identifies significant issues in BC’s rural communities, including the out-migration of youth and aging populations.

Apr 23 2015

Over the past few months, ESO has been working with LBS practitioners to develop tools to try to integrate PS-TRE into the LBS curriculum. Join us Wednesday, April 29 at 1:00PM ET for our webinar, Aligning and Measuring PS-TREs in the OALCF.

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