The Northern Networks (LNN, LNW & MNN) are working together to consolidate and share information to help ensure that all LBS service providers are kept informed.

Inside This Issue

  • Mark your calendars to attend the upcoming webinars
  • Listen to recorded webinars if you were unable to attend
  • Learn about exciting new IT improvements for the LBS Network
  • Learn about the recent changes to the Northern Networks website
  • Try something new with our Try This Box

Expand Your Knowledge

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Upcoming Webinars

Recorded Webinars

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Ministry Memos

For the latest MAESD updates, click here!

Inside Their Business

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AlphaPlus: Newsletters Available

Topics included in the September 2017 newsletter:
  • New members: AlphaPlus Board of Directors
  • Upcoming fall webinars
  • Announcement: Staff departure
  • Technology coaching spaces available
Topics included in the November 2017 newsletter:
  • Tracey Mollins joins the AlphaPlus team
  • Webinars
  • Quick tools and resources
  • Putting research into practice

Community Literacy of Ontario: Newsletters Available

Topics included in the September 2017 newsletter:
  • CLO's Training Day and AGM 2017
  • Prosper Canada and Poverty Reduction
  • e-Channel and Blended Learning Webinars
  • Resources from Literacy Support Organizations & Employment Ontario Partners
  • Ontario's New Labour Market Information Website
  • Employment Ontario News and Information
Topics included in the October 2017 newsletter:
  • Our "State of Volunteerism in LBS" Webinar Recording
  • CLO's Upcoming Webinar on Experiential Learning in LBS
  • Fraud Awareness Bulletin from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
  • Update on CLO's Training Day and AGM 2017
  • Provincial Support Organizations for Literacy's "Spotlight on Student Success" Newsletter
  • Resources from Literacy Support Organizations & Employment Ontario Partners
  • Twelve Benefits of Ontario 211
  • Employment Ontario News and Information

Ontario Native Literacy Coalition: Newsletter Available

Topics included in the September 2017 newsletter:
  • Getting a GED
  • PLAR
  • The Media and Literacy
  • ONLC Updates
  • Featured Program
  • Program Success Stories
  • Updates from MAESD
  • Helpful Resources
  • Announcements & Events
  • Lets Speak Our Language 
  • ONLC Annual Membership Application

Laubach Literacy Ontario: August 2017 Newsletter Available

Topics included in the October 2017 newsletter:
  • PSOL News Bulletin
  • Featured Resource - WorkWise
  • Learning Networks of Ontario - Webinar Series
  • LLO Student Facebook Page

What's Going On With Regional Networks!

NN: Members Only Section to NN Website Is Closed
Due to a lack of use, the Northern Networks will be closing the members' only section of their website, which includes the discussion forum.  Resources will now posted to the Learning Networks of Ontario website.  We encourage you to join Community Literacy of Ontario's LBS discussion forum to network with other agencies across the province.  For more information about CLO's discussion forum, please click here.


NN: Webinar Recordings on NN Website

Due to a limited amount of space, all webinar recordings under the Resources/Projects tab of the Northern Networks' website have been removed.  The titles/topic of the webinar remains on the website so if you would like to view a specific recording please email and the recording will be shared with you.



On A Side Note...

College Faculty Strike Update
On Thursday, November 16th, the faculty rejected the latest offer made by the College Employer Council by 86%.   However, the strike which started on October 15th ended when the back-to-work legislation was passed on Sunday November 19th.  Students are back in school for the 21st.  Students will have the option to walk away from the condensed fall semester with a full tuition refund.  Students will be given two weeks to decide if they want to continue the semester or not.


New Ontario Labour Market Website

This new website contains loads of labour market information including reports, statistics and trends.  The information on this site is compiled from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, other ministries and Statistics Canada.  To check out this new website please click here.


LBS Symposium Update

On October 5th, the Executive Directors of LNN, MNN and LNW attended the LBS Symposium in Toronto along with other regional networks, support organizations and service providers.  Throughout the day attendees participated in breakout sessions to discuss various topics pertaining to LBS such as community needs, leadership and values and funding, efficiency and sustainability.


Try This...

CESBA has released their updated LBS Practitioner Training website.  Click here to view website.  
  • This course is designed for practitioners and managers working in LBS communities across Ontario.
  • The up-to-date, interactive training modules are easy to follow and understand.
  • The learning is aligned with the OALCF.
  • Quizzes are available at the end of each unit to test your knowledge.
  • A certificate is awarded upon completion of all course modules.
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