Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

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

by Ron Saunders

In June 2006, CPRN published the groundbreaking report Too Many Left Behind:  Canada's Adult Education and Training System – a sobering review of how Canada is falling behind in making sure adults have the skills needed 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, incomplete and without adequate employer support.  The report opened the door to a series of roundtables across the country to discuss the findings of Too Many Left Behind and to develop a more effective adult learning system. 

The roundtables are sponsored by the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre of the Canadian Council on Learning.  The first roundtable was held in Halifax on November 13, 2006 and resulted in the report Towards an Effective Adult Learning System:  Report on the Atlantic Roundtable.

Release Date: 1 Mar 2007
Number of pages: 12
Document number: 46953