Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential
Skills Program (ALLESP)


Tracey Willoughby, Special Projects Manager
Jade Willoughby, CILR Coordinator
Jacqueline Gagnon, TOWES Lead Administrator
Joanne Bird, Community Coordinator, Constance Lake


ALLESP is Adult Learning Literacy Essential Skills Program is a pilot pathway program.
Learners with a grade 9 or less that have been out of school for various reasons. In partnership with Bows valley college to offering assessment which is a nationally recognized suite of assessment and training products that use authentic Canadian work and life content to assess and improve critical skills for success in working, learning and life.
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Certificate in Indigenous Language Revitalization

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LING 180A Dynamics of Indigenous Language Shift

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 31 to March 9, 2023
Location: Online; 6 to 8 pm
Instructor: Iehnhotonkwas Bonnie Jane Maracle
This course introduces the human dynamics and political and social
factors associated with Indigenous language shifts and language loss, including the profound psychological, intellectual and spiritual effects on individuals, families, communities and cultures. Language revitalization is explored as a source of healing and empowerment.
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LING 187 Special Topics in Language Revitalization: Policy and Planning

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 18 to May 25, 2023
Location: Online; 6 to 8 pm
Instructor: Dr. Heather Bliss

This course will review and analyze theoretical papers, policy and planning documents, and policy and planning guides to reach an understanding of the issues related to language policy and planning in Indigenous language revitalization. Participants will apply their knowledge and skills to develop projects that evaluate, adapt, or develop policy and planning materials relevant to their own experiences and interests.

Contact Us

Logan Bruyere, E-Learning Coordinator
Jade Willoughby, Project Manager
Anishinaabemowin Wiichiwaywin
Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewin Employment
& Training Services (KKETS)
523 Algoma St. N
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 5C2
Tel: 807-768-4470
Fax: 807-768-4471

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