Carol Goar wrote about the latest round of federal funding cuts and the closing of Copian.
You can read her column here. She quotes one of us and some of the people who posted on the Copian page.For Ottawa, it’s all about productivity, competitiveness and enhanced efficiency. For the people who run shoestring literacy organizations, it is about sharing knowledge and spreading hope.
Read her column and leave a comment.
Here are some other things you can do:
- Connect with Copian - leave a message on the message board.
- Join the #bringbackcopian conversation on Twitter.
- Connect with your local literacy program or provincial coalition to find out what advocacy is happening locally.
- Write to your M.P. (We have written to Peggy Nash.)
- Write to Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney M.P
- Write to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
- Or write, as Tom Sticht did, to
M. Elisabeth Barot,
Education Programme Officer,
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO
Or, as Tracy Defoe suggested on the Copian message board, when you are looking for a resource that you used to be able to find on Copian, contact the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES).
Office of Literacy and Essential Skills
Employment and Social Development Canada
140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV
or use this online contact form:
They won't know we miss it if they don't hear that we are looking for resources and publications.- Tracy Defoe