Category Archives: English

MediaPlanet article – “Adult Learners: Fast Track Your High School Diploma”

CESBA penned an article on how the PLAR for Mature Students program in school boards can help learners obtain their high school diploma and move forward with their employment goals. The article, entitled Adult Learners: Fast Track Your High School Diploma, features the story of a former Hamilton-Wentworth DSB adult learner and was published in MediaPlanet’s publication Your Career Guide, available in print and online.

New video highlights achievements of Ontario’s Adult Education Strategy

CESBA has produced a short video that showcases Ontario’s regional adult education strategy. The three-minute video highlights the importance of collaboration across regions of the province to support adult learners, including Francophone learners. As the three-year strategy approaches the end of its funding cycle, the video is an opportunity to celebrate what has been achieved to date and to find ways to continue to collaborate together:

Lifelong Learning Advisory Committee: meeting documents and updates | Comité consultatif pour l’éducation permanente : documents et mises à jour de la réunion

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On March 20, 2018, CESBA was pleased to participate in the first Lifelong Learning Advisory Committee (LLAC) meeting in Toronto.

The LLAC was established by the Ministries of of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), Education (EDU), Citizenship and Immigration (MCI), and Community and Social Services (MCSS) to work with stakeholders and adult learners to design and implement an improved adult education system in Ontario. The purpose of the meeting was to officially establish the LLAC and to identify members’ expectations, as well as review and discuss feedback on MAESD’s Discussion Paper: Strengthening Ontario’s Adult Education System (2017).

The next meeting for this group is in September. Prior to that, CESBA will meet to develop a response to the various questions posed on page 6 of the document Collaborating to Support Adult Learners (below).

CESBA will be discussing the LLAC and its work at future Regional Meetings. If you have any questions or wish to discuss CESBA’s responses to the questions raised, please contact


These documents will be made available on the CESBA Resource Library and Adult Credit Education Strategy page.

Le 20 mars 2018, CESBA a été très heureux de participer à la première réunion du Comité consultatif pour l’éducation permanente (CCEP) sur l’éducation des adultes à Toronto.

Le CCEP a été établi par les ministères de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Formation professionnelle (MESFP), de l’Éducation (EDU), des Affaires civiques et de l’Immigration (MACI) et des Services sociaux et communautaires (MSSC) afin de travailler avec les intervenants et apprenants adultes sur la poursuite de la mise en oeuvre des mesures visant à renforcer le système d’éducation des adultes. La réunion avait pour objectif d’instituer officiellement le CCEP et d’identifier les attentes de ses membres, ainsi que d’examiner les commentaires sur le document de discussion du MESFP : Renforcer le système d’éducation des adultes de l’Ontario (2017), et d’en discuter.

La prochaine réunion se tiendra en septembre. Avant cela, CESBA se réunira pour élaborer une réponse aux questions posées sur la page 6 du document Collaboration pour le soutien aux apprenantes et apprenants adultes (ci-dessous).

CESBA discutera le CCEP et son travail lors des futures Réunions régionales. Si vous avez des questions ou si vous souhaitez discuter les réponses de CESBA, veuillez contacter

Documents :

Ces documents seront aussi disponibles dans la collection de ressources en ligne et sur la page Web de la Stratégie pour l’éducation des adultes.

CESBA releases response paper to MAESD’s Adult Education Consultation

CESBA recently released a response to the Adult Education Consultation and discussion paper by the Ministries of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Education, and Citizenship and Immigration. CESBA’s response represents comments provided by school board members collected through a bilingual survey using the 27 questions suggested by MAESD.

The final submission is a rich source of professional insights into the adult education system, with numerous examples of the elements needed to improve the system and make it truly learner-centred and seamless.

CESBA thanks all members for their valuable feedback.

Read CESBA’s Response Paper

Lire la réponse de CESBA

CESBA a publié une réponse à la consultation et document sur l’éducation des adultes par le ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Formation professionnelle, le ministère de l’Éducation et le ministère des Affaires civiques et de l’Immigration. La réponse de CESBA représente les commentaires des conseils scolaires qui ont été recueillis par le biais d’un questionnaire bilingue à l’aide des 27 questions suggérées par le MESFP.

Le mémoire final est une riche source d’idées professionnelles sur le système d’éducation des adultes, avec de nombreux exemples des éléments nécessaires pour améliorer le système et mettre en place un système véritablement centré sur l’apprenant et transparent.

CESBA remercie tous les membres pour leurs précieux commentaires.


Webinar: Employment-Related Experiential Learning in Ontario’s LBS Organizations

December 4, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Community Literacy of Ontario has conducted research into employment-related experiential learning opportunities in LBS. We received survey responses from 66 LBS organizations, conducted 25 key informant interviews, and collected success stories. Now, we are eager to share the resulting knowledge of employment-related experiential learning in LBS with you!

CESBA and our partner, Community Literacy Ontario, are pleased to share the recorded version of our webinar HANDS ON, SKILLS UP! Employment-Related Experiential Learning in LBS Organizations.

 Click here to access the recording and participant handouts 

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