About this package

CUPE’s advocacy efforts regarding literacy and essential skills have focused on the federal government. However, recent federal changes mean that the provincial governments now have funds to support literacy and essential skills activities in the workplace. There may also be additional support related to English as a second language (ESL) and the integration of internationally trained professionals and other workers into the workplace.

The potential for more funding for workplace programs may depend on how well labour and other partners influence the provinces.

This package will support your efforts to advocate for programs that meet the needs of our members and for a role for labour.

The package includes: