OTTAWA, March 25 /CNW Telbec/ - As its funding agreement with the government comes to an end, the Canadian Council on Learning will be reporting directly to Parliamentarians. For six years, CCL has been Canada's trusted authority on lifelong learning. It has sponsored quality research, and helped decision-makers develop effective policies to keep Canada competitive in the global knowledge-based economy.
CCL has invited every MP and senator to a public meeting for a comprehensive review of the state of learning in Canada. Already, more than 20 parliamentarians have accepted the invitation, and CCL is hopeful that more will yet decide to participate. The issues and themes to be explored are vital to Canada's future prosperity. It is a first-of-its-kind event.
The parliamentarians who attend will be presented with CCL's principal findings over the six years of its mandate, and recommendations for the way forward in all phases of learning. Media members in attendance will be provided with the same materials.
What: The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) will report to a group
of Parliamentarians on its most important findings and
conclusions from the last six years, and look ahead to the
challenges Canada must tackle in the field of lifelong
learning. It will also take the opportunity to deliver the
Council's annual report, "The State of Learning in Canada" for
2009 - 2010.
Who: Paul Cappon, President and CEO of CCL and senior staff
A group of MPs and Senators who recognize the importance of
learning to Canada's future
When: 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. March 30, 2010
Where: Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7
SOURCE CANADIAN COUNCIL ON LEARNING
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