When the Digital Divides us: International Literacy Day is a time for Action

September 8th, 2020 by Christine Pinsent-Johnson

Literacy has never been just about reading and writing, it’s also about access to information, civic participation, and opportunities. Digital access has become intertwined with literacy, especially during this public health crisis when so many of our activities and services have moved to online-only points of access. The ongoing crisis has laid bare the digital […]

Watch Us in a Town Hall Session With MPP Jill Andrew

August 12th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This August, Alan Cherwinski and Christine Pinsent-Johnson represented the AlphaPlus team during an adult literacy roundtable discussion with Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto–St. Paul’s. They were joined by Reb Chevalier of Parkdale Project Read and organizer Phylicia Davis-Wesseling, founder and program manager of the KGO Adult Literacy Program. Together, the group discussed how the COVID-19 […]

#literacy4all – AlphaPlus co-signs declaration on the eve of federal elections

September 30th, 2019 by Alan Cherwinski

Statement from a national network of organizations, people and researchers concerned about adult literacy in Canada Choose success – Invest in literacy Our world is transforming rapidly. Trends such as globalization, digitalization and demographic shifts are changing work, communities, the way society functions, and how people interact. In this environment literacy skills matter. Literacy is […]

Not Just a Free Word Processor

July 13th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Google Docs and Sheets Are Tools for Activism and Advocacy Google Docs is more than just a free word processing and sharing tool. It’s a powerful equalizer for advocacy and activism. Yes, you can create, share and edit documents in collaboration with others, but it’s Google Doc’s ability to reach a wide audience instantly that […]

Project Results: ‘Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults’ literature review project.

May 8th, 2017 by Administrator

In Ontario, our government is transforming how it collaborates with the public and provides services by migrating many everyday interactions and transactions to an online platform. This e-government service initiative includes a commitment to provide opportunities for people to advance or gain new digital skills, particularly to individuals most in need of digital literacy training. […]

Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults

October 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Research funding announcement: ‘Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults’ There is a need in the adult education sector for a comprehensive analysis and review of federal and provincial employment training, social assistance policies, adult education programs, technology policies and programs and their impact on digital access for Ontario’s vulnerable adults. We are pleased […]

POLICY PROBLEMS The (mis)use of an international literacy test in Ontario’s literacy system

July 24th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

The Learner Gains Research Project is bringing the Essential Skills for Employment and Education (ESEE) online assessment to LBS programs. AlphaPlus has been keeping an eye on the ESEE practice test pilot including issues, discussions, and the response from our sector. To help keep the conversation going, we are highlighting a new blog called ‘Policy […]

AlphaPlus received funding for ‘Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults’ project.

May 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

There is a need in the adult education sector for a comprehensive analysis and review of federal and provincial employment training, social assistance policies, adult education programs, technology policies and programs, and their impact on digital access for Ontario’s vulnerable adults. We are pleased to announce that AlphaPlus has received a grant from the Ministry […]

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