apple Introduction

Welcome to the module “Orientation for New LBS Managers and Program Co-ordinators”.

This self-directed, self-study module gives an overview of how LBS-funded agencies in Ontario operate and the job of an LBS program manager or co-ordinator.  The module was originally developed as a Moodle course by Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) and Tracy Mollins, in collaboration with Project READ Literacy Network (PRLN).  SMLN has updated the module in collaboration with four other Regional Networks: Literacy Network Durham Region (LiNDR), Literacy Network Northeast (LNN), Literacy Northwest (LNW), Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) and Mid North Network (MNN).  The module has been added to the Literacy Basics site in recognition that some program co-ordinators are also front-line practitioners.

This orientation is intended to be a starting point as you become familiar with the various aspects of your job, in advance of your orientation meeting with staff from your Regional Network support organization.  The Network staff can provide you with more information about how LBS operates locally. 

This module touches on some of the other Literacy Basics topics, but from a manager’s point of view.  The sub-sections have links to the other modules for more detailed information on certain topics.  You can choose the order in which you go through the sub-sections.  For example, the Literacy and Adult Education section has a lot of background information that might not be of interest to everyone right away.  Most modules also have an optional quiz you can use to check your learning.

Literacy and Basic Skills Terms and Acronyms

“Please complete your LSP documents and forward to MLTSD and the Network ED.  FYI the CLO and LLO are co-operatively introducing ESL/ESOL instruction.” 

“In addition to preparing learners for employment or for ACE, your learners may access ILC through TVO online, and GED training is available online, so mention that to your stakeholders, e.g. OW.”

“Don’t forget to access EOPG for the latest information on EO directives.”

Are you wondering what all that means?  You will find the terms and acronyms used in the Literacy and Basic Skills field in this glossary.

Glossary of Acronyms

A+

Centre AlphaPlus Centre

ABC

ABC Life Literacy Canada

ACE

Academic and Career Entrance (high school credit-equivalent certificate)

ALLS

Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (2003)

CaMS

Case Management System  Employment Ontario's data management system

CESBA

Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators (school board LBS sectoral network)

CIPMS

Continuous Improvement Management System (now Performance Management Framework)

CLO

Community Literacy of Ontario (provincial sectoral support organisation for community-based upgrading agencies)

COFA

Coalition ontarienne de formation des adultes (provincial Francophone umbrella organisation)

COJG

Canada Ontario Job Grant  federal provincial program administered by Employment Ontario Employment Services providers  to encourage employers to provide training for current and new employees; employers share in costs

CSC

College Sector Committee for Academic Upgrading (sectoral network of community college LBS and Adult Upgrading providers)

DC

Developmentally Challenged (terminology changes from time to time other terms used are or have been developmentally delayed, intellectually challenged, intellectually delayed)

DLI

Deaf Literacy Initiative (provincial umbrella organization for Deaf Literacy agencies)

DSQR

Detailed Service Quality Report (Report 64)  quarterly from CaMS  the report used by the Ministry to gauge agency success

EER

Estimate of Expenditures Report (5 per year)  Ministry requirement

EO

Employment Ontario

EOIS-CaMS

EOIS-CaMS Employment Ontario Information System  Case Management System

EOPG

Employment Ontario Partners Gateway
MLTSD's EO website  all memos, documents and forms etc. are posted here

ES

Employment Services OR Essential Skills

ESDC

Employment & Social Development Canada (formerly HR(S)DC  Human Resources & (Social) Development Canada)  federal department that includes literacy & essential skills

ESL

English as a Second Language

ESO

Essential Skills Ontario, formerly called Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC)  former Anglophone stream umbrella group, now disbanded

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

ETC

Employment Training Consultant (Ministry staff assigned to funded organisations)

FLD

Family Literacy Day

FSL

French as a Second Language

ILC

Independent Learning Centre (organization that offers correspondence courses for upgrading and high school credits)

ILD

International Literacy Day (September 8th)

LBS

Literacy and Basic Skills

LD

Learning Disabilities (terminology changes from time to time  currently referred to as Learning Differences)

LIP

Local Immigration Partnership project

LLMP

Local Labour Market Plan (new name for the TOP report produced by the Workforce Development Boards)

LMP

Labour Market Partnership project

LLO

Laubach Literacy Ontario (provincial support organisation for community-based upgrading agencies)

LNO

Learning Networks of Ontario (the Regional Literacy Networks)

LSP

Literacy services plan

LSPC

Literacy Service Planning & Co-ordination

MAESD

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (briefly the name of MLTSD  may show in some documents)

MCI

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (Ontario ministry deleted in 2018)

MLTSD

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development - as of 2020, Ministry that includes LBS and other Employment Ontario Programs, formerly MTCU and MAESD

MTCU

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities  previous name of the ministry that included LBS, now called MLTSD

NALD

National Adult Literacy Database,  former site for housing a collection of information, research, and published resources for literacy and Essential Skills; no longer operating but the library collection is still available at http://library.copian.ca/home (EN) and http://catalogue.cdeacf.ca/ (FR)

OALCF

Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework

OEDC

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

ONLC

Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (provincial Indigenous stream umbrella group)

OSSD

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

OW

Ontario Works

PMF

Performance Management Framework (replaces CIPMS)

SDM

Service Delivery Manager at local Ministry office (supervises ETCs)

SRER

Statement of Revenue and Expenditures Report  year-end report of final Financials to MLTSD

YJC

Youth Job Connection program administered by some ES providers, designed to prepare youth job seekers with multiple barriers for employment; includes incentives for employers to hire youth

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