Media Advisory - CCL reporting to Parliamentarians

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
              Adam Room
              1 Rideau Street
              Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7


For further information: For further information: Sheena Powell, (613) 786-3230 x 217,

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