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Literacy Northwest (LNW) is one of sixteen Anglophone
literacy networks, in the province of Ontario, that are funded by the Ministry
of Training, Colleges and Universities (TCU). Its
purpose is to support and promote adult literacy in the districts of Thunder
Bay, Kenora and Rainy River (Northwestern Ontario).
Ø Support TCU-funded delivery agencies to deliver coordinated, quality LBS services responsive to emerging needs (identified by the community and government) within an integrated employment and training system.
Ø Provide support for Ministry led initiatives using a model of continuous improvement.
Ø Develop and provide accessible, quality resources that support TCU-funded agencies to deliver a quality LBS Program.
Ø Support professional development of TCU-funded agencies to effectively deliver the LBS Program.
Support the production and integration of research and development
results and products that are linked to and support the LBS Program.
Literacy Northwest is a voluntary, non-profit, incorporated
organization that is membership driven. It
has an elected Board of Directors comprised of seven (7) individuals, who are
either individual network members or affiliated with a member literacy agency,
from urban and rural communities in the Northwestern Ontario region.
Literacy Northwest strives for a Board structure that reflects the literacy sectors and streams represented by its membership. (Sectors: College, Community-Based and School Board. Streams: Anglophone, Deaf, Francophone and Native)
Eligible learners must be:
The Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program assists adults to develop basic skills (reading, math, communication, and computer basics) in order to reach the goals of:
The LBS program is free and confidential. Although
it focuses on unemployed adults, the program is open to any Ontario adult.
Services offered by the Literacy and Basic Skills program throughout Ontario include:
1. Information and Referral
2. Literacy Assessment
3. Training Plan Development