Funding: Literacy and Essential Skills – Eligibility

2. Eligibility

Please note: OLES does not provide funding for training services or for the operating needs of training providers. Its efforts complement those of provincial and territorial governments, which are the primary funders of LES training services.

To ensure that your organization and proposed project are eligible for funding, please review the following eligibility criteria before you apply.

Who can apply?

The following organizations can apply:

  • Not-for-profit organizations;
  • For-profit organizations – (For-profit organizations may be eligible for funding provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial, not intended to generate profit, and supports program priorities and objectives);
  • Municipal governments;
  • Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and
  • Provincial and territorial governments, institutions, agencies and Crown Corporations.

Basic objectives

Projects must support at least one of the following basic objectives:

  • address employability issues by developing LES knowledge and/or resources that help adults get jobs or improve their employment prospects;
  • address workplace issues, including digital skills challenges, by developing LES knowledge and/or resources that help adults perform better in their jobs and advance in the workplace; and/or
  • fill knowledge gaps by developing LES knowledge and/or resources for adults that improve our understanding of what works for adult LES.
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