Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS)

Corrections Literacy Initiative

The Ontario government’s Lifelong Learning and Skills Plan, announced in Budget 2017, includes an expansion and improvement of the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program. This plan is an important part of the government’s commitment to ensuring Ontario has a highly skilled workforce, and that no one is left behind.

As part of this commitment, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) are partnering to launch the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Corrections Literacy Initiative (CLI).

The Corrections Literacy Initiative (CLI) is a $1 million pilot involving the delivery of LBS programming in eleven correctional institutions. The program will provide selected service providers with resources to expand their LBS programming to designated facilities and partake in the growth of the LBS program.