Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Towards an Effective Adult Learning System: Report on the Toronto Roundtable

by Ron Saunders

 In June 2006, CPRN's report, Too Many Left Behind:  Canada's Adult Education and Training System, painted a grim picture of how we are doing in ensuring that adults have the skills they need to fully participate in today's workforce.  The authors, Karen Myers and Patrice de Broucker, describe a system of adult learning which is complex, fragmented and without adequate employer support.  At the same time, they found many adults were more than willing to improve their skills, but unable to because of time or financial barriers.

The report sparked interest across the country and prompted the Canadian Council on Learning's Adult Learning Knowledge Centre to sponsor a series of regional roundtables to discuss the findings in Too Many Left Behind.  The second roundtable in the series was held in Toronto on January 12, 2007. 

Release Date: 29 Mar 2007
Number of pages: 13
Document number: 47295