apple Acknowledgements

About Community Literacy of Ontario’s “Essentially Yours: Training in the Essential Skills” Project

In September 2007, Community Literacy of Ontario commenced work on “Essentially Yours: Training in the Essential Skills”. This project was funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to increase knowledge and awareness of the Essential Skills in Ontario’s LBS programs.

Throughout the course of this project:

  • CLO researched, wrote and circulated three bulletins on the Essential Skills. These bulletins were distributed to Anglophone community literacy agencies in Ontario. The bulletins are also freely available on our website (under newsletters) at:
  • CLO delivered two live, online training workshops via Centra Symposium on April 10 and April 22, 2008. A total of 44 participants registered for these workshops.
  • CLO created this self-directed training module on strategic planning on our Literacy Basics training website ( It was launched in April 2008.

Community Literacy of Ontario gratefully acknowledges the valuable support of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for funding this project.


Community Literacy of Ontario’s Essential Skills module was written by Mary-Ann Stark with support and editing by Jette Cosburn.

Project Management

The Essentially Yours: Training in the Essential Skills project was managed by Jette Cosburn.

Content Readers

CLO wants to thank this online training module’s four content readers for their valuable contributions:

  • Lesley Hamilton
  • Sandra Hennessey
  • Stephanie Hobbs
  • Joanne Kaattari


CLO wants to express its strong appreciation to the National Adult Literacy Database for providing technical support and hosting service for our Literacy Basics website.

We are also grateful to the Board of Directors of Community Literacy of Ontario for their ongoing support of this project. CLO would also like to thank the numerous literacy agencies and networks from across Ontario who shared their ideas and insights as we explored this important topic. You are always a source of inspiration!


Community Literacy of Ontario would love to hear your ideas and comments. Please send an email to with your feedback about our Essential Skills training module.

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