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:
- Introduction: Putting Literacy on the Public Agenda
- Specific information on Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDAs) and Labour Market Agreements (LMAs)
- Examples of LMA initiatives
- Provincial and Territorial Government Support to Literacy and Essential Skills
- A longer overview for each province and territory